Your future in photography

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:

  • Artists
  • Freelance and commercial photographers
  • Gallery and museum professionals

What we offer

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:

  • Digital photography
  • Film photography
  • Historical printmaking processes
  • Studio lighting
  • Video and web technology

Our faculty members are accomplished artists and scholars. Their work has been exhibited in museums and biennials both nationally and internationally, and their scholarship has been recognized with Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.

UNT's proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth provides you a wealth of resources such as renowned art museums and galleries. Internships with area galleries and photographers are available if you want to earn academic credit through work experience. Frequently, our students find employment as a result of these internships.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree. Scholarship information is available at the art website.

A Living-Learning Community brings together art and design majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Art and Design Community is at the Living-Learning Communities.

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's 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 and black-and-white, color and alternative processes wet labs.

Opportunities to exhibit your work in on-campus galleries exist through a juried application process. To provide additional insights and knowledge, we invite numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars to campus for special lectures and events.

What to expect

You'll 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 admission requirements are outlined at our website.

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:

  • Art history
  • Digital and traditional techniques in photography
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • You'll also participate in a portfolio review that helps monitor your progress through the degree program.

    Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.