Online Bachelor of Fine Arts
Lights, Camera… Action!
Photography is not all about cameras, lights, and tripods. Photography is about people. It documents life, captures history and evokes emotions by telling stories through a photographer’s lens. Pursuing an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Photography can help you capture the dream of doing what you love for a living.
The Online Photography Program is focused on helping you develop the kind of portfolio that gives you a running start at becoming an established photographer after graduation. While you learn the essential skills necessary to create photographs that attract and dazzle your clientele, you’ll be instructed by practicing industry professionals who will help you achieve your vision of the photographer you want to be!
Throughout the Online Photography Program, you’ll experience the kind of collaboration and feedback from our online instructors that allows you to blossom from an ordinary “picture-taker” into an exceptional photographer–and artist.
Students will develop a personal aesthetic that they apply to visual communication and storytelling.
Cinematography + Video
Students demonstrate cinematic processes through video narratives.
Students critically evaluate photographic images to identify opportunities for enhancement.
Students demonstrate the ability to intentionally apply the characteristics of light to images.
Students apply ethical standards and professional practices in the planning and creation of photographic assignments and business operations.
Marketing + Business Operations
Students demonstrate business, communication and marketing skills while meeting real world-expectations.
The Liberal Arts curriculum is an exciting part of every student’s academic and creative journey at RMCAD. These courses provide the opportunity for students to engage with complex questions and ideas to develop critical thinking skills, a global consciousness, and awareness of art historical foundations that are essential for their intellectual, creative, and personal growth.
The curious engagement with communities, perspectives, and narratives that do not match our own offers the opportunity to see one’s personal and creative role in our local, national, and global communities.
The willingness to ask questions and resist easy answers & simplistic dualities offers the opportunity to more clearly understand the complexity and multifaceted reality of history, creativity, and human communities.
The ability to read closely, critique freely, and seek additional verifiable information offers the opportunity to more holistically discern the veracity of the information that inundates our lives.
Online Degree Requirements
For independent, self-motivated learners, RMCAD’s Online Photography classes are the perfect way to get the education you need to become a successful photographer. The curriculum is designed to not only help students develop the important technical photography skills they need, but also cover the business aspects of photography. More importantly, it helps students develop the knowledge on how to create compelling portfolios that are a direct reflection of their unique vision!
Tech + Tools
A photographer must be equipped with the right tools. This doesn’t necessarily mean equipment. RMCAD’s Online Photography Program prepares students by teaching photography fundamentals such as:
- Digital imaging
- Post-production editing
To make sure your photography education is more than just technical, RMCAD’s curriculum spans a broad range of courses that allow students to explore the more conceptual side of photography.
Graduates with RMCAD’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in Photography have the opportunity to pursue the following exciting careers:
Potential Career Paths
Student Work + Success
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RMCAD’s Online Photography instructors are seasoned, practicing industry professionals who are there to help you hone all the essential technical, artistic, and people skills you need to find your unique artistic vision.
Come capture a memorable moment with us at our next online photography event!
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