The photography program in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art 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. Technical mastery and advanced conceptual thinking are emphasized, along with a solid grounding in historical and contemporary issues.
State-of-the-art facilities include:
Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, providing comprehensive preparation for professional practice, also are offered in the following areas:
Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:
The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:
Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.
In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.
Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:
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The B.F.A. in Photography paves the way to careers — as a photojournalist, commercial, fashion, wedding or wildlife photographer, and photography instructor.
Opportunities will continue to grow for experienced photographers who have strong graphic design and computer skills.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: