Online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Digital Photography)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art in Digital Photography at ASU is the first online program from a research 1 university or fine art college in the nation to offer a studio practice-based degree. Working with a faculty of professional artists, students have the opportunity to master technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of digital photography.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Details

The ASU Online BFA in Art with a concentration in Digital Photography focuses on creative and expressive photography in its 21st century incarnations. The program is designed to foster unique creative practices and develop sophisticated visual literacy. Through practical assignments, students can create experiences as they engage with classmates and instructors across the world. Students complete these practical assignments by creating photographs in response to ideas introduced in the courses and their own ideas. Students will use PDFs and video to share their work.

Upper division courses will provide the opportunity to further develop the introductory ideas and techniques and pursue individualized projects. The work that students produce is regularly critiqued by instructors on a critique platform. All classes will have at their core creation of images and critical exchange. Upon completing the degree, students will have a final portfolio, an artist statement, along with a community of peers and mentors, and a highly developed ability to give and receive critical feedback.

Graduates will be ready to begin careers and pursue graduate study in art and photography, they will also have the skills to excel in a wide range of related areas including: editorial, commercial and advertising photography, journalism, design, photo and art direction and editing, museum curation and gallery direction and many other fields that demand visual literacy, self-direction and creative and critical engagement.

Featured courses


ART 206: Digital Photography I


ART 207: Digital Photography II


ARA 309: Photography Now


ART 317: Advanced Digital Photography


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Digital Photography) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Animator


Growth: 8.4 %
Salary: $70,530

Art Director


Growth: 5.4 %
Salary: $92,500

Art Professor


Growth: 12.0 %
Salary: $66,930

Camera Repair Technician


Growth: 2.3 %
Salary: $40,770

Film Editor


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $61,180

Fine Artist


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $49,520

Industrial Designer


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $65,970

Photo Lab Specialist


Growth: -18.1 %
Salary: $27,480

Photographer


Growth: -5.6 %
Salary: $32,490

Prestigious faculty

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Prestigious faculty

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The nation’s largest comprehensive design and arts school

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has a tradition of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs from a combination of disciplines. These range from the arts, media and engineering to film, dance and theatre. The institute trains artists and designers to leverage their creativity and problem solving to advance culture, build community and transform society.

5,300+


students.

400


internationally recognized faculty members.

125


programs in arts, media and engineering, design, film, dance and theatre, and music.

Top 20


among fine arts schools in the nation, ahead of Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of California.

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