About the Program Major in Photography
Barry University's undergraduate photography program is designed to give you 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 or 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.
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. As a photography major you will have access to the facilities seven days a week, and classes are capped at reasonable sizes.
The Photography major gains extensive experience in the discipline of photography, and uses the photographic image as a vehicle for self-expression and visual communication. Students majoring in Photography should demonstrate the highest degree of creative thinking, technical skills, and professionalism in utilizing the medium of photography.
This is an exciting time in photography, as the digital medium has evolved to a level of quality that rivals traditional methods. The photography electives in digital imaging facilitate the students’ entry into the digital-photographic workplace or digital fine arts arena.
Photography emphasizes originality, self-expression, creative thinking and experimentation within the discipline of photography.