The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography (BFA) Degree Program at IADT

Are you looking for a way to turn your natural photography talent into career opportunities? If so, the International Academy of Design & Technology may be the place for you. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography degree program that can help you expand your creativity as you learn skills and techniques that are used across the photography field.

Whether you’re interested in event photography, commercial photography, portraiture or even visual journalism, IADT can help develop your passion into new possibilities for your future. Our Professional Photography program gives you the opportunity to engage in valuable hands-on training using industry-relevant tools and technology.


IADT’s Professional Photography degree program features a dynamic curriculum that can expose you to a variety of design, photography, imaging and marketing tools. Through diverse course offerings, you can cultivate your natural talents as you develop technical competencies in lighting, media production, and image capture and manipulation. IADT creates a supportive learning environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Imaging Software
  • Foundations of Photography
  • Integrated Media
  • Color Management
  • Environmental Lighting
  • History of Photography
  • Business for Photographers
  • Portraiture
  • Location Lighting
  • People Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Wedding and Event Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Visual Journalism
  • Clients and Communications
  • Web Design for Photographers
  • Advertising Photography
  • Marketing for Photographers

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

Our career-focused programs can help you build a portfolio of work and move toward potential opportunities in the field of professional photography, such as:

  • Photography Assistant
  • Digital Photographic Technician
  • Assistant Studio Manager
  • Entry-level Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Assignment Photographer

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Program details may vary by campus. For more-specific information, please refer to the catalog for the campus that you plan to attend. IADT does not guarantee employment or salary. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.