The mission of the Photography program is to prepare students to succeed in the very competitive arena of professional photography. The program has an applied emphasis designed to prepare graduates to enter into a professional field of photography with a foundation in visual problem solving, fine art applications, and technical proficiency. Students learn traditional black and white and color techniques in addition to the skills involved in portrait, commercial illustration, editorial photography, architecture, computer imaging, and the business of photography. Students are also exposed to the work of significant historical and contemporary photographers and the work of professionals of both local and national reputation.
Professional Development and Career Preparation
Students will be able to understand and apply professional photography business practices, including finding career opportunities, marketing, pricing, ethics, and preparing for graduate school.
Students will be able to understand photographic history and contemporary art theory, including trends and movements in both silver and non-silver processes and moving imagery.
Students will be able to create visual imagery in order to problem solve for clients and personal expression through equipement, lighting, software, design principles and content.
Students will be able to produce works consistent to the Church and the AIMS of BYU.
Students will be able to develop and visually communicate poignant ideas, concepts, and independent thought.