Digital Photography Programs in Memphis
Only one school in the Memphis area offers digital photography-related programs, mainly as concentrations in art degree programs. This article examines the school, less than 20 minutes from the city center, and its digital photography training options. Information on the school's enrollment, tuition, acceptance rate and graduation rate is showcased in a table in the next section.
- About seven miles from downtown is the University of Memphis. It offers a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in Art with a concentration in photography and a photography minor.
This table showcases pertinent information about the school profiled in this article. It covers important factors such as school size, tuition and fees, graduation rate and more.
|University of Memphis|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||21,521*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$9,317 in-state; $21,029 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-2017)||97%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||85%*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||75% for full-time students; 54% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for students who began in Fall 2011)||43% (13% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
University of Memphis
Through in-class and studio training, this program helps students develop their own photographic aesthetic. In the bachelor's and master's degree programs, students will need to participate in an exhibition.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in Photography
In order to enter into this 4-year program, students need to complete courses in digital art, painting, printmaking, sculpture work, ceramics and basic photography. Students are also required to submit a portfolio prior to entering this program. The photography concentration provides training in computer image printing, color photography, photographic processes and alternative processes. Students will also be expected to complete a seminar that can help them with professional portfolio development.
A total of 18 semester hours are needed for minor completion. This minor requires many of the same courses found in the Bachelor of Fine Arts' photography concentration.
Master of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in Photography
The graduate-level photography program is open to students possessing a bachelor's degree in a photography-related discipline. Applicants must provide a portfolio of 20-30 slides. The 60-semester hour curriculum includes 36 semester hours of photography studio courses and nine semester hours of graduate-level art history courses. Students must also undertake a series of electives and complete a self-assigned photography thesis.