Armand Hayes talks about his experience studying photography at MCAD.

Explore both traditional and modern tools and trends in the field. Enjoy 24/7 access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and the city of Minneapolis as your backdrop.

As a Photography Major You Will:

  • Acquire a range of technical photography and photo-enhancing software skills
  • Delve into both the applied and fine art fields
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media
  • Communicate your ideas visually
  • Prepare for a professional career in photography

Tell Me More about Photography at MCAD


Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Nadia Alenov Encaustic Photography

Nadia Alenov ’10

Nadia Alenov  explores the beauty of nature and the seasons in Minnesota by applying hot beeswax over photographic images. Every photo she chooses is a memory, an experience, an emotion—and encaustics seals in the nostalgia.

Faculty Spotlight

Rik Sferra

Rik Sferra, Professor

Rik Sferra's photography and video work has been exhibited nationally at institutions including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the School of Visual Arts. His many freelance clients have included Rolling Stone, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Aveda, Medtronic, and 3M.