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Photography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
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.
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Overview

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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