Imaginative. Versatile. Proficient.
These are the qualities Webster University tries to instill in our photography students. Our Bachelor of Arts in Photography program prepares you for the full range of photography careers. You will have the skills and knowledge to excel as photography professional in print and digital media.
“There's a lot of lighting techniques I learned in my photography classes that I still use ... Webster really gave me a space to just have the freedom to think more creatively.”
BA in Photography, '05Webster Grad’s Film Shortlisted for an Oscar, Wins Prestigious Journalism Award
The students are taught through a hands-on approach that encourages the capability to work in a variety of photographic fields and technical environments. They graduate with a solid foundation in the aesthetic and the communicative aspects of the medium. Class sizes are small to ensure maximum access to needed equipment.
Students ultimately concentrate in one area of application, such as photojournalism or commercial/studio photography, making Webster the only university in the area that offers an applied photography degree. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to seek employment with a newspaper, portrait studio or commercial studio; to establish their own freelance operation; or, to move into further specific training such as forensic photography.
BA in Photography
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“Professors have been willing to create independent studies or projects that help me and other students go beyond what we ever imagined.”
BA in Photography, '20Project: Amusing Ourselves to Death in 2019
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The School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility that meets industry standards and includes unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production and recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery, animation, game design and video post-production labs, as well as flexible teaching spaces.
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