Art, Photography Concentration - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students observing pictures in photography darkroom

The Photography Concentration at JSU offers experiences for students in pursuit of fine art through the study of darkroom practices and alternate processes. Digital photography classes cover commercial and product photography as well as portrait photography with experience in our professional lighting lab.

The BFA with a concentration in photography prepares students to achieve their aspiration of using photography as their primary means of self-expression and as a path to a fulfilling livelihood whether our student’s goals include a continuation of study in a graduate program, commercial photography studio or within a larger firm, or a fine art studio practice.

Students may also follow their photographic interests to a successful career by way of self-expression, with or without any commercial interests. In this case, students obtain fine art skills in studio courses while developing their personal voice to create and market their own works of art.

Potential Careers

  • Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Journalistic Photographer
  • Product Photographer

Median Annual Salary


$38,950 (national average)

*Median annual salaries are from

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