From black-and-white film to modern digital photography, we will help you develop creative vision for powerful, concept-driven photography projects.
This close-knit program provides a supportive community while you build technical excellence in photographic concepts. You will learn not only how to compose and capture pictures but also about presenting them, preparing you for a career in photography or other creative fields.
Access darkrooms, digital printing labs, shooting studios, student exhibitions and critiques to inspire creativity and build your network.
Learn New (and Old!) Techniques
In addition to the latest technology in digital photography, you can experiment with film and get experience developing in the darkroom.
Check out a wide selection of cameras and other photography equipment to use for class projects and personal practice.
Pursue Your Interests
Pursue individual projects and create cohesive portfolios, books and exhibitions in our upper-level courses.
What You’ll Study
Courses cover digital and film photography, theoretical discourse and the development of photography in multiple cultures. In addition to taking photos, you will learn about photo installations, printing and book publishing. You will also complete a solo exhibition.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Planning and Strategy
Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals
Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Digital Imaging Specialist
- Art Director
- Museum Curator/Gallery Owner
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Director
- Creative Director
- Fine Artist
- Videographer / Editor
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,398
- Marketing/Social Media
Employers of Alumni
- Richland Library
- Hubbell Incorporated
- University of South Carolina
- Gupta Media