48 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a The University of the Arts Photography student, you can study photography in as many different ways as you want: fine art, editorial, fashion, commercial, documentary, studio practice and more.


The unique visiting artist and speaker series bring top photographers, curators, photo editors, industry vendors and gallery directors to the University, where you can meet them one-on-one. You'll take regular trips to NYC for gallery visits and major industry expos. And you'll also have the chance to showcase your work in our own galleries.

Through our internship program at The University of the Arts , students apply their knowledge in various studios, galleries and production houses in the city and beyond. And you'll work on real-world projects for outside companies and institutions   in one project, students shot all of the photographs for the annual report of one of Philadelphia’s major museums, the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Program outcomes

Student who complete the Photography program:

  • Demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking. They exhibit a distinct and personal approach to art making.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues and historical precedents. They have an appreciation for experimentation/innovation as well as for the traditions of making as applied to contemporary photographic practices.
  • Acquire and demonstrate the professional skills needed to be successful as practicing artists, entrepreneurs, and productive citizens, including further study at the graduate level.
  • Are able to talk and write about art (including their own work) critically, intelligently, and with considerable insight.
  • Acquire the level of technical skill required for them to reach their career goals in an ever-evolving medium. They establish a studio practice appropriate to their ideas and demonstrate a deep familiarity with materials and processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing: Objects & Space
  • Drawing: Ideation
  • Image/Time
  • Color
  • Object/Environment
  • Found & Fabricated

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official High School Transcripts. 
  • Submit a Writing Sample.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.
  • Though not required, feel free to submit any of these Optional Materials.

Tuition Fee

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    46530 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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