Students seeking a Photography BA may choose an optional concentration in Commercial Photography.
The Photography Department offers four academic programs. The Bachelor of Arts in Photography is a liberal arts degree that allows you to focus on photography within a program of general studies at the College. The second Bachelor of Arts in Photography is a liberal arts degree that is intended for students who have previously attained a bachelor’s degree. The minor in Photography is a formal course of study that can complement any major program. Our stylistically diverse Master of Fine Arts program emphasizes aesthetic and conceptual development alongside advanced photographic technique.
For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the course catalog.
Looking for an exploratory degree with a core photography curriculum? Columbia’s Photography BA is a 42-hour program that offers special concentrations in fashion, fine art, photojournalism and commercial photography. You can also earn a general photography degree. If you are a student with photography experience, the photography department will work with you to explore the possibility of advanced placement in the program.
If you’re looking for a solid foundation in photography or want to broaden your skills as an Art + Design, Cinema Art + Science or other major, this minor provides the fundamentals you’ll need.
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