rooted in the history, theory, and practice of photography, our curriculum incorporates a range of techniques and approaches and provides personally tailored opportunities for hands-on fieldwork, interdisciplinary research, and collaborative, community-engaged learning
The Master of Fine Arts degree in photography is an independently-driven, mentor-based, three-year program. Curriculum is focused on individual studio practice and augmented by seminars in art history, professional practice, pedagogy, and studio-based research along with opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration across the university.
Competitive assistantship stipends are available to select candidates, who may serve as teaching assistants in their first year and teach their own undergraduate course each semester of their second and third year.
Each MFA candidate is provided a private darkroom and studio/office space, a BenQ PhotoVue monitor, 24-hour access to photography facilities, longterm camera checkout, and an annual consumables budget.
To learn more and apply, see the mfa page or visit the USU DA+D website.
To schedule an in-person or virtual tour and portfolio review, email professor Jared Ragland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BFA in photography is ideal for high performing undergraduate students interested in joining a cohort of thoughtful, caring, creative image makers who want to utilize photography as a tool for compassionate citizenship, meaningful storytelling, and impactful social change.
Directed by award-winning faculty mentors, the BFA major offers immersive experiences in digital and darkroom methods, alternative processes, history and theory, and independently focused studio practicums that provide personally tailored opportunities for hands-on fieldwork, interdisciplinary research, and collaborative, community-engaged learning. BFA students work in fully-equipped darkroom, digital, and lighting studio spaces and have access to a wide range of film and digital equipment. Select students in the junior/senior year are provided private studios.
Application to the BFA in Photography is made via portfolio review each fall and is open to current Art + Design BS majors. Admission is competitive.
Download the BFA application form here.
For full requirements and four-year plan of study, visit the USU DA+D website.
To schedule a tour or portfolio review, email professor Jared Ragland at email@example.com.
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