Why Photography at Barry?
Focus on Photography
Professor Silvia Lizama works with a student.
Barry University's undergraduate photography program is designed to immerse you in the field. While many other schools offer an Art degree with supplemental photography courses, we feel that a dedicated degree in Photography will offer you a greater depth of knowledge and experience. You will have the opportunity to focus solely on photography, or elect more art courses if you wish to add a more diversified education in other mediums. You can choose between the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree, and your academic advisor will assist you in choosing the electives that will prepare you to meet your personal and professional goals. (For more information, see: What is the difference between a BFA and a BA?)
Traditional and Digital
As you compare programs from different universities, you may find that many schools are shutting down their darkrooms to concentrate solely on digital photography. Barry is committed to maintaining the tradition of film and the darkroom, while offering the latest advances in the digital medium. You will have the opportunity to explore and experiment, combining vintage techniques with cutting-edge digital technology to achieve hybrid results. We believe that there is no need for us to choose one over the other; they're both complimentary components of photography. As such, you can choose to focus on either one, or both.
Barry's Department of Fine Arts is dynamic. All Photography faculty are exhibiting artists and very active in their field. Their diverse backgrounds and styles lead to diversity of thought within the department. You will receive individualized attention and learn from professional artists, as we do not hire student teaching assistants as faculty.
As a photography major you will have access to the facilities seven days a week, and class are capped at reasonable sizes to ensure that you receive individualized attention. Your opportunities are limited only by your own degree of motivation.
South Florida Advantages
Barry University's proximity to downtown Miami and Miami Beach is a definite advantage for photography students. You will have access to South Florida's culture and art scene, which is an international connection for commercial and fashion photography, and, more recently, cutting-edge fine arts.