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Photography Bachelor of Science

The New England Institute of Art can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

The Photography program teaches you composition, lighting, and equipment use. Darkroom techniques, color, and design are explored both on location and in a studio. You’ll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. Digital and/or film forms of photography will be utilized. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as commercial photographer, digital photographer, industrial photographer, photo lab technician, or photojournalist.

Program Description

The Photography program at The New England Institute of Art is an all-digital environment that actively engages current trends and progressive discourse in conjunction with traditional analogue skill sets. In a professional climate, students are encouraged to explore the potential of their personal vision utilizing digital technology, analogue techniques, and interdisciplinary approaches to enhance creative problem solving skills. Limited class sizes and professional faculty allow for the opportunity to develop and pursue individual goals. Through continuous exposure to contemporary and historic theory, students have the opportunity to develop conceptual integrity and the necessary vocabulary to communicate their ideas within a professional community.

The degree program in Photography at The New England Institute of Art is designed to provide students with the essential skills for digital photographic production and post-production. With essential skills developed in the initial years of study, students move into advanced production and post-production digital work for their later years. Students work with digital cameras, digital imaging and color management software, and digital printers to master professional digital work flow. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science degree program in Photography are prepared to seek entry-level positions such as photographer’s assistant, digital-imaging artist, product or still-life photographer, and newspaper or editorial photographer. Graduates may work for professional studios, advertising agencies, publishing houses, production companies, and newspapers and magazines, or choose to pursue freelance careers.

Methods of Instruction
The Photography Department strongly encourages diversity of all types in the pursuit of creative solutions, the development and appreciation of aesthetics, and the desire to generate compelling questions and encourage a visual culture based upon individual curiosity. Instructional methods include lectures, hands-on demonstrations, lab use, one-on-one tutorials, and periodic examinations. With the exception of Internet-based classes offered through Plus learning and internships, all instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.

Degree Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 180 credit hours with 60 credit hours in general education courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Also, students must receive a passing grade or credit for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements, complete a 160-hour internship or capstone project and satisfy all financial obligations to The New England Institute of Art.
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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

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