Five Things You Need to Know About Our Photography Degree

March 7, 2014-


Are you imaginative, creative and interested in developing technical proficiency in photography? Are you seeking to flex your entrepreneurial spirit and gain essential knowledge in business development and client acquisition?  Here are the top five reasons you should consider majoring in Photography:

1)      Picture your passion career.

The world of photography in the digital age is constantly evolving, creating many opportunities for a successful career in commercial photography. Whether you have ever dreamed of setting up your own business, pursing a position in a creative agency or travelling the globe as a photo-journalist, graduates of our commercial photography degree will gain the necessary training for a variety of in-demand careers.

2)      Obtain valuable skill sets that industries seek.

Industries today are digital-driven, increasing the need for photographers. Today’s digital platforms, including mobile, social media, and tablets just to name a few, are areas where companies are actively seeking high-quality images that are professional and meet the needs of their intended audience. The skills you will develop in this program, both academic and practical, are transferable to enable you flexibility when working in a variety of different areas including commercial, advertising and editorial photography.


3)      Create an individualized photography portfolio.

Creating a portfolio of your work is a vital first step into the photography industry. Here, you will learn the technical and design skills necessary to develop your own individualized online and offline commercial photography portfolio. You will create, execute and market your professional portfolio to showcase and differentiate your abilities to employers.

4)      Challenge your creativity.

Our career-focused and skill-based curriculum will challenge your proficiencies and creative mindset through coursework focused in business, lighting techniques, portfolio development, art history,color theory and video editing.  As a true interdisciplinary degree, our photography degree program will also expose you to courses in the sciences and humanities.

5)      Experience all the benefits of a small, private New England college.  

Create picture-perfect memories throughout your four years as a part of Mount Ida’s small, tight-knit campus community. Our students come from all walks of life with a variety of interests, points-of-view and passions. During your time here, you will forge lasting friendships with your fellow students, receive one-on-one faculty guidance and gain many new experiences along the way.