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Bachelor of Arts
Art Education Composite: Photography (B.A.)
As a student in photography, you will learn the technical and creative skills that allow you to develop a portfolio. These skills will also prepare you to teach photography or work in commercial photography or fine art photography. They also prepare you for small business ownership.
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The photography emphasis offers courses and experiences in several areas, including digital photography, film photography, studio lighting, documentary photography, and location lighting. Students work closely with faculty mentors to learn the finer aspects of photographic craft, practice, and theory. These educational opportunities help prepare students for careers in photography and teaching art to K-12 students.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Art Education have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Photography Teacher
A photography teacher is a professional educator who instructs students in the operation of different types of photography. They teach digital and traditional photography, camera controls, composition, and techniques to use in a darkroom. Teachers can work in university settings or through private businesses and media.
Small Business Owner
A photographer who owns a small photography business will complete various photographic tasks for multiple clients. These tasks may include weddings, family portraits, fine prints, etc. A photographer may own a storefront studio or work out of their home.
Commercial/Studio Photographer
Commercial and studio photographers photograph people, products, and places for clients. Studio photographers work for a company, or more often, they own their studio and work for various clients.

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