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Photography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Madison, WI, United States
When you earn a minor in Photography at Edgewood College, you study a variety of photographic techniques and processes, the history of photography, and the work of contemporary photographers.
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As a Photography minor, you have the opportunity to exhibit art work annually in the Edgewood College Student Art Exhibition.  You take classes in darkroom photography, digital photography, studio portrait photography, lithography, and the history of photograph. You will also take a course in either digital art or video art, and are welcome to take additional Art Department courses of interest to you.

We offer a comprehensive visual art curriculum in fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms. The Stream, our LEED-certified art building, is among the best visual arts facilities at small liberal arts colleges in the upper Midwest.  Students and faculty have the space, tools, equipment and technology to engage and collaborate in a range of art media. From foundations to upper-level studio courses, students work closely with the faculty to develop their skills and learn to approach their creative process as unique individuals. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Darkroom photography
  • Advanced photography
  • Digital photography
  • Studio portraiture
  • Lithography
  • History of photography
  • Video art
  • Digital fine art

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.35

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.35 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High School Transcripts – with cumulative GPA and class rank (if available)
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • GED (if high school transcripts are not available)
  • For students enrolling at Edgewood College, the average GPA is 3.35 and the average composite ACT score is 22. Please note that admission to Edgewood College does not guarantee admission into individual schools or programs. Additional entrance requirements may be required for some programs including, but not limited to, nursing and education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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