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Bring Your Photography Career Into Focus

Imaginative. Versatile. Proficient.

These are the qualities Webster University instills in our photography major students. Our Bachelor's in Photography isn't just about taking pictures; it's about transforming you into a versatile, imaginative, and proficient visual artist.

Develop the skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of print and digital photography. Master the technical aspects, explore diverse formats and approaches, and gain a deep understanding of the aesthetic and communicative power of photography.

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Webster is the only university in the area that offers an applied BA Photography degree, allowing you to specialize in a specific area:

  • Photojournalism: Tell powerful stories that inform and inspire.
  • Commercial/Studio Photography: Captivate audiences with stunning visuals for advertising, events and more.

Throughout the BA Photography program, you’ll build a strong portfolio that showcases your talent and opens doors to exciting opportunities. You’ll graduate prepared for a career with a newspaper, portrait studio or commercial studio; as the owner of your own photography business; or ready to advance your skills in a specialized field such as forensic photography.

Choose Webster for Your Photography Major

Ranked Top-50 Best Colleges in Film and Photography in the U.S.

Immerse yourself in the world of photography at Webster University, one of the nation's leading programs — ranked 40th by for film and photography and 4th in Missouri for Best Film, Video and Photographic Arts Schools by in 2022. Our hands-on approach has earned us a reputation for excellence and prepares you for a successful career in photography and media.

Utilize Leading Industry Software and Equipment

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 for photography. 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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Gain Hands-On Experience

Immerse yourself in real-world projects and creative challenges as a Photography major. Our hands-on approach equips you with the skills to excel in any photographic field. Master lighting in a studio workshop, hone your photojournalism skills at a live event, and experiment with cutting-edge digital tools. At Webster, your professors will guide you to develop your unique aesthetic eye and find your voice as a photographer.

Kooyumjian Gallery

The Kooyumjian Gallery is not just a place to admire art; it's a hub for nurturing young photographers and providing a platform for professionals and students to share their work. Established in 1988, this nonprofit gallery is dedicated to showcasing captivating photography by students, local talents, and renowned artists from around the globe. Our newly renovated gallery space, which reopened in 2022, features diverse exhibitions that span various styles and techniques.

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Develop Your Photography Portfolio

Over the course of your Photography major, you will hone your technical skills, develop an individual style and voice, work in a welcoming and creative studio environment, and graduate with a comprehensive portfolio of independent artistic work.

Center for Portfolio Development

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What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s in Photography? 

A Webster student recieves instruction in an outdoor photography lesson.

A photography degree from Webster University opens doors to a wide range of careers. You can become a professional photographer, capturing people’s greatest moments, from weddings to pregnancy announcements to graduations, and even own your own studio. Or you may choose photojournalism to share stories and current events through captivating imagery. Some graduates find rewarding careers as a commercial photographer and work on major advertising campaigns.

Get Started on Your Bachelor’s in Photography Degree

Take the next step toward earning your BA in Photography. We are here to help you get started.


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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

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