Do you want a major that fosters artistic thinking and inspires creativity? Do you want to develop strong technical, image-making and professional skills? Then the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography may be the degree for you.
The Photography program at the University of North Texas emphasizes intellectual, technical and creative growth. Mastering these areas has helped our graduates find careers as:
Our Photography program empowers you through the development of self discipline, cultural awareness, personal voice and professional practice. The B.F.A. degree focuses on a wide variety of photographic practices including:
Our faculty members are professional artists and scholars whose works are displayed at the Bibliothéque nationale de France in Paris, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
The university’s proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth provides you a wealth of experiences and resources such as renowned art museums and galleries. Internships with area galleries and photographers are available if you wish to earn credit through work experience. Frequently, our students find employment after graduation as a result of the contacts made during these internships.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is available at art.unt.edu/scholarships.html.
A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings art majors who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Art and Design Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools and one of the best in the Southwest. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21; Reston, Va. 20190-5248; telephone 703-437-0700). This means our college meets or exceeds high standards of academic excellence.
Our college’s resources include large format digital printers, state-of-the-art computer labs, a lighting studio as well as black-and-white, color and alternative processes wet labs.
Opportunities to exhibit your work in on-campus galleries exist through a juried application processes. To provide additional insights and knowledge, we bring numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars to campus.
You will need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Design’s admission requirements to be qualified as a pre-major. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university. The college’s requirements are outlined at art.unt.edu/admission-requirements.html.
As a Photography major, your course work gives you the conceptual and technical skills necessary to excel as an artist. The course work focuses on:
You will also participate in several portfolio reviews that help monitor your progress through the degree program.
Our Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at http://www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.