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Online Bachelor of Arts in Photography

Program Details

The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. The curriculum is 180 credit hours completed through nine courses. These courses include: 25 credit hours of foundational studies, 90 credit hours of general education, 45 credit hours of photography courses, and 20 credit hours of additional electives. The courses encompass topics of photographic foundations, controlled lighting, photography history, inkjet printing, digital imaging, business practices, and several others.

The Photography program at SCAD emphasizes the importance of students to develop their own personal style by honing their acquired skills to help bring their ideas to life. The program also allows students to cater their course of study to their desired interests and professional goals. Students have the option to specialize in a variety of photography-related disciplines, including: art, commercial, photojournalism, documentary, and hybrid disciplines.

Photography students at SCAD use the current technology and software used in the industry. Students improve their degree of visual literacy and culminate skills using a variety of camera systems, digital workflow, color and black-and-white technique, and studio and location lighting.

SCAD Photography graduates have been hired by the following firms: Accenture, BusinessWeek, Cisco Systems Inc., Food & Wine magazine, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Martha Stewart Living, Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Geographic, Nike, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel Communications, Paramount Pictures, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Time Life Warner Bros., Wired, Yahoo!, and Zimmerman Advertising, among others.


A diploma from a United States high school or its equivalent

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges