Kick-start your career in the arts or blaze a new professional trail with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Photography from Southern New Hampshire University. The online bachelor's program provides a strong footing in the technical skills of digital camera operation, lighting and post-production image editing while refining your visual literacy and laying a foundation in the humanities - all at a fraction of the cost of comparable programs.
In addition to a solid grounding in the liberal arts, this unique online photography degree also delves into the business, social media and brand-building aspects of the profession to help you differentiate yourself in a competitive marketplace. Throughout the program, you'll also develop a professional portfolio for both career advancement and personal fulfillment.
Photographers apply their technical expertise, creativity and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event. Today, most photographers use digital cameras instead of traditional film cameras. Some photographers own and operate their own business, which comes with additional responsibilities. Some teach photography classes or conduct workshops in schools or in their own studios.
In SNHU's online BA in Digital Photography program, you'll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of pursuing your online photography degree at SNHU include:
While photography degrees alone give you a competitive advantage, the best candidates have multiple talents and related skills such as picture editing and capturing digital video. For specialties like photojournalism and industrial/scientific photography, a bachelor's degree is often a must.
Once you complete the online BA in Digital Photography program, you'll have a skill set directly applicable to a number of fields, including:
The bachelor's online photography degree is taught by industry-leading faculty. In addition to learning the most advanced camera, lighting and editing technology, you'll enjoy a robust feedback process to enrich your learning experience. Coursework includes classes in the humanities as well as the business aspects of professional photography.
SNHU's bachelor's in digital photography program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Students enrolled in the Digital Photography programs are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum system hardware, software, and photography equipment required in the courses. System requirements often change, so it is important that students maintain awareness of the various minimum hardware requirements for the required software listed below.
Required Photography Equipment:
Students may also wish to purchase (not required):
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.