48 months
50542 USD/year
25271 USD/year
25271 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Photography from American University Washington DC is for students interested in all forms of photography, from fine art to photojournalism.


At Photography from American University Washington DC students relate technical developments in the medium to aesthetic and conceptual developments, citing movements and trends that also coincided with a broader art history. Through a final project and exhibition, students delve into a relevant topic of their choice and analyze it through a specific socio-cultural lens.

Students at Photography from American University Washington DC will:

  • understand the why and how of photography's adoption by fine artists, commercial studios, and the general public;
  • learn about photography's changing role in the greater art world. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Artist's Perspective: Drawing
  • The Artist's Perspective: Video Art 
  • The Artist's Perspective: Digital Photography
  • Expanded Media Studio: Video and Photography 
  • Principles of Photography 
  • Photojournalism and Social Documentary 
  • Fine Art Photography 

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

  • Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). 
  • Common Application or the Coalition Application, including essay
  • High School Transcript(s) 
  • Official SAT and/or ACT Scores (if not Test-Optional)
  • The Application Form
  • English Proficiency
  • Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume
  • Application fee of U.S. $75
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50542 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25271 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    25271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25271 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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