Photography | Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree / MCAD


Learn from tradition and modern.
Master technical and conceptual.
Find your voice and stand out to employers.


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The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree

By studying photography from its roots to tomorrow’s trends—silver, digital, and beyond—students in this program learn to hone their skills, find a personal voice, and produce awe-inspiring works.

Photography is a major offered in the four-year BFA degree program. Our BFA curriculum is rooted by Core Four—foundation courses that enhance students' professional development.


Course Descriptions

Required Courses 39
Total Credits 120


On-site internships at organizations such as media companies and photography studios—both local and international—allow students to learn about the industry, enhance their skills, network, and build their portfolios. Previous students have interned at the following organizations, among many others:

Angela Strassheim, New York ▪ City Pages ▪ First Avenue & 7th Street EntryGillette Children's HospitalIgnite Models ▪ Intermedia Arts ▪ Minneapolis Institute of ArtsSteve Double, England ▪ The Swim AgencyTimberwolves