Digital Photography Degree Programs in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio, TX, area has 3 schools that offer digital photography programs. Learn about degree programs, admission info and program requirements for these 3 schools to make an informed education decision.

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Comparison of Digital Photography School Options in San Antonio

Digital photography is a subject covered in general photography degree programs in San Antonio. San Antonio College is the most inexpensive option for photography degree programs in San Antonio. This school is also the option with the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with 19 students for every faculty member. The University of Texas - San Antonio is a large university with 4 campuses in San Antonio, including a campus right downtown. This school offers an up-to-date photography curriculum, facilities and equipment. Texas State University - San Marcos is almost 50 miles away from San Antonio, but provides facilities used for alternative and traditional photograph processing. Students interested in promoting their own photographs can participate in this school's student exhibitions.

San Antonio College University of Texas - San Antonio Texas State University - San Marcos
Digital Photography Programs Offered Associate of Arts in Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
Related Programs Offered Associate of Arts in Art Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media or Painting
Master of Fine Arts in New Media or Painting
Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2-D or 3-D Studio
School Type 2-year, public 4-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2011) 25,567* 30,968* 34,087*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Distant town
Tuition and Fees (2011-2012) $1,952 in-district; $3,632 in-state; $6,992 out-of-state* $7,042 in-state; $14,554 out-of-state* $7,264 in-state; $15,402 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2011) 64%* 82%* 77%*
Acceptance Rate (2011) N/A - Open admission 83%* 77%*
Retention Rate (2011) 57% for full-time students; 42% for part-time students* 62% for full-time students; 48% for part-time students* 79% for full-time students; 69% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (2011) 5% (17% transfer-out rate)* 27% (32% transfer-out rate)* 56%*
Relevant Facilities N/A Digital laboratories and printing facility Photograph developing and printing facilities
Noteworthy N/A Up-to-date facilities with new equipment; option to check-out equipment; ability to participate in exhibitions; photography club Students participate in senior exhibition
Distance from Downtown (Driving Time) 1.7 mi. (8 min.) 15.5 mi. (25 min.) 50 mi. (52 min.)

Source: *NCES College Navigator.


Programs at San Antonio College

While most of this school's photography courses provide in-class training, students can also participate in field training through a digital media practicum. Students wishing to continue their education may be able to apply the credit hours earned at this school to a photography program at a 4-year school.

Associate of Arts in Photography

This program requires students to complete 60 credit hours of coursework. Students take 2 general photography courses that focus on digital and film camera operation basics and photography techniques. Students may also choose elective courses in news photography, photographic perceptual design and portrait photography.

Programs at University of Texas - San Antonio

This school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in photography that include coursework in digital photography. All photography students participate in a major exhibition prior to graduation.

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Photography

This 120-credit hour program requires students to complete courses covering topics in art history, modern art, black and white photography, digital photography concepts and tools, photography genres, darkroom techniques, alternative processes, controlled lighting and primitive technologies.

Master of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Photography

Master of Fine Arts students are required to take classes in studio art and art history. The photography concentration offers courses that cover topics in related art forms, digital processes, digital media integration, black and white techniques, color techniques and non-silver processes. Before the end of this 60-credit hour program, students take a graduate photography studio seminar course and complete several progress and candidacy reviews, an oral examination and a master's thesis.

Programs at Texas State University - San Marcos

This school offers an undergraduate program in photography that teaches techniques for both film and digital photography. Photography students must also complete 2 senior thesis courses and show their best work at this school's senior art show.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography

All Bachelor of Fine Arts students take courses in art history, 2-D and 3-D art, art foundations, digital art and drawing. Concentration courses cover introductory and advanced topics in digital and film photography, digital imaging, color photography and studio photography. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for students to graduate from this program.

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    • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
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  • School locations:
    • Florida campus Coral Gables
    Areas of study you may find at University of Miami include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Cinematography and Film Production
        • Film and Cinema Studies
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    • New York campus Syracuse
    Areas of study you may find at Syracuse University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Cinematography and Film Production
        • Photography
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    • New York campus New York
    Areas of study you may find at New York University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Cinematography and Film Production
        • Photography
  • School locations:
    • Pennsylvania campus Philadelphia
    Areas of study you may find at Temple University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Film and Cinema Studies
        • Photography
  • School locations:
    • Columbia (D.C.) campus Washington
    Areas of study you may find at George Washington University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate, Coursework
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Photography
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    • Oregon campus Eugene
    Areas of study you may find at University of Oregon include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Film and Cinema Studies
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    • Ohio campus Dayton
    Areas of study you may find at University of Dayton include:
      • Graduate: First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
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