48 months
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11880 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Photography program of The University of Akron provides in-depth experience in black and white, fine art photography as well as in color printing, commercial photography, digital imaging and alternative approaches to the medium.


Photography Fundamentals

Technical mastery and advanced conceptual thinking are emphasized, along with a solid grounding in historical and contemporary issues.

State-of-the-art facilities in the Photography program of The University of Akron include:

  • separate darkrooms for introductory and advanced students
  • color darkroom with a 26" automated roller transport print processor
  • two commercial studios with 4" x 5" view cameras and studio strobe units
  • digital imaging computer labs

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Degrees and Preparation

The B.F.A. in Photography paves the way to careers — as a photojournalist, commercial, fashion, wedding or wildlife photographer, and photography instructor.

Career Outlook

Opportunities will continue to grow for experienced photographers who have strong graphic design and computer skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Portrait Lighting
  • Product Photography
  • Photography
  • Medium and Large Format Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 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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