Bachelor of Fine Arts in

Photography is not all about cameras, lights, and tripods. Photography is about people. Sometimes it’s about the ones in front of the lens who rely on the ones behind it to bring a vision to life. Other times it’s your own vision, captured and shared. A RMCAD Bachelor’s Degree in Photography can help you capture the dream of doing what you love for a living.

Program Highlights

Visual Storytelling



Commercial Photography

Digital Imaging


On-campus BFA Degree Requirements

A camera all by itself doesn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter can make a great novel. RMCAD’s photography classes are designed to not only help students develop the important technical photography skills they need, our curriculum also covers 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!

* RMCAD offers classes year-round in both on-campus and online delivery formats. At RMCAD, we believe that online learning is an important part of the overall college learning experience. To provide students multiple scheduling options, diverse learning modalities, and experience in the virtual environment, all on-campus students are required to take part in online education.

A photographer must be equipped with the right tools. This doesn’t necessarily mean equipment. RMCAD’s photography program prepares students by teaching photography fundamentals such as:

  • Lighting
  • Digital imaging
  • Portraiture
  • 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.

In today’s very visual world there are so many opportunities for talented photographers. Graduates with a RMCAD Bachelor’s Degree in Photography are launching exciting careers that include:

  • Advertising
  • Aerial/Drone photography
  • Architecture photography
  • Digital retouching
  • Editorial photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Portrait photography 

Your RMCAD Photography degree will help take you wherever you want to go and open doors to a future you never dreamed existed!

As a Photography student at RMCAD, you’ll be immersed in the conceptual, practical, and aesthetic aspects of commercial photography while learning the important technical, ethical, and professional skills necessary to succeed as a working photographer. The Photography Program allows students to thrive by encouraging ingenuity; innovation and resourcefulness, ultimately helping each student develop a unique and independent style.

Throughout the program, Photography students explore the relationship between photography and the agencies and industries that rely upon the skills of professional photographers. You’ll perform in-depth research about industry leading professional photographers to gain inspiration and critical problem-solving skills that shape your overall artistic vision.

Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. The fact is, it is the photographer, not the camera, who is the instrument and the artist. Become the best instrument possible with RMCAD by your side.


RMCAD’s faculty understands that the future of the world is sitting in their classrooms and shaping the next generation of photographers is not only a passion, it is a mission they take very seriously. You’ll experience the world of photography on many levels!

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