Best Colleges with a Photography Major: List of Schools
Gain information on the best colleges with photography majors in the country. Explore school rankings, degree options and location info, and compare similarities and differences to find the right school for you.
Below, you'll find information on two top schools that allow you to major in photography. Undergrads majoring in photography learn techniques like lighting, composition, equipment use and image processing; often they have a concentration in their coursework, like art or commercial photography. These top schools offer bachelor's degree programs in photography, with the option to continue on to graduate study. Keep reading to learn more about your degree possibilities.
Best Colleges in the U.S. with a Photography Major
1. Providence College in Rhode Island
Providence College is ranked second in the 'Master's Universities, North Region' category by U.S. News & World Report, in the magazine's 2010 ranking of colleges. The Providence College Studio Arts program leads to a Bachelor of Arts, and students who select a concentration in photography are pushed to pursue creative limits while also learning the technical side of photography. Graduates receive extensive classmate and faculty critiques and are given the chance to publicly exhibit their work.
2. John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas
John Brown University (JBU) ranked second in the 'Baccalaureate Colleges, South Region' category by U.S. News & World Report for 2010. Those in the Bachelor of Science in Photography program take classes in design, darkroom, social documentary and commercial photography. Students can explore studio photography, fine art photography and photojournalism.
Good U.S. Colleges with a Photography Major by Student Enrollment
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign||31,417||601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|Grand Valley State University||20,416||1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401||(616) 331-2020|
|Syracuse University||13,651||Syracuse, NY 13244||(315) 443-1870|
|Columbia College||13,454||1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216||(573) 875-8700|
|Western Washington University||13,406||516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225||(360) 650-3000|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||12,689||1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623||(585) 475-2411|
|University of Miami||10,422||Coral Gables, FL 33124||(305) 284-2211|
|Central Washington University||10,181||400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926||(509) 963-1111|
|Washington University in St. Louis||6,985||One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130||(314) 935-5000|
|Bradley University||5,075||1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625||(309) 676-7611|
|Providence College||4,350||1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918||(401) 865-1000|
|Webster University||3,956||470 East Lockwood Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63119||(314) 961-2660|
|Carroll University||3,032||100 North East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186||(262) 547-1211|
|Arcadia University||2,203||450 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038||(215) 572-2900|
|John Brown University||1,709||2000 West University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761||(479) 524-9500|
|Dominican University||1,709||7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305||(708) 366-2490|
|Pacific Union College||1,276||One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, CA 94508||(707) 965-6313|
|Morningside College||1,214||1501 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106||(712) 274-5000|
|Coker College||1,099||300 East College Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550||(843) 383-8000|
|Chatham University||1,056||Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232||(412) 365-1100|
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