Bachelor of Fine Arts in


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.

Program Highlights

Visual Storytelling


Cinematography + Video

Commercial Photography

Digital Imaging

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Marketing + Business Operations

Online BFA 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!

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:

  • 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.

Graduates with RMCAD’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in Photography are launching exciting careers as:

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

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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.

Photographers are not here to show people what they can already see. They are here to give them experiences they would otherwise not have experienced and to preserve moments that would otherwise be forgotten. Become the best instrument possible with RMCAD by your side.


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.

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