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Commercial Photography, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Maryland City, MD, United States
This Commercial Photography major offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore maximizes students’ flexibility, allowing them to pursue careers in portrait, fashion, and product photography as well as photojournalism and fine art photography.  
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The Commercial Photography concentration infuses 21st century technology with traditional photographic skills. Graduates enter the job market with the knowledge and experience to shape their own future.  Flexibility within the major also allows students to pursue their individual interests within the scope of Commercial Photography

Key facts:

. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore also has:

  • dedicated faculty of working artists who will inspire and motivate students
  • annual field trips to museums in NY, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
  • active student art organization (Envision Club).
  • full darkroom facilities, shooting studio, and Macintosh digital lab.

Recent graduates have gone on to:

  • be employed as staff photographer.
  • become successful photojournalists.
  • work as freelance photographers.
  • be published nationally.
  • complete MFA programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Composition
  • Personal Health and Fitness
  • First Year Experience
  • Drawing
  • Exploration of the Visual Arts
  • Design

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Completed application for undergraduate admission along with the non-refundable $35 application fee.
  • Official copy of the high school transcript showing grades earned through the junior year, courses in progress in the senior year, and a cumulative grade point average.
  • Official score report of the SAT or ACT with the Writing Component
  • Highly recommended, yet not required: 
  • Type-written (250 words) personal statement that expresses who you are and why you want to attend UMES. 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Counselor, School or Community Leader. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5418 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5418 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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