Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today.
Nick Guitierrez | Photography
Pablo Jimenez | Photography
Kristina Varaksina | Photography
Jian Gao | Photography
Erik Sohner | Photography
Rebecca Siminou | Photography
Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen | Photography
Zac Wray | Photography
Xian Yuan | Photography
Natalie Lynn Scott | Photography
Mila Simonovska | Photography
Kevin Hofer | Photography
Shape the future of the industry with any of our flexible learning programs.
One of our many facilities open to Photography students.
Executive Director of Photography
A documentary photographer captures newsworthy moments on film for newspapers, websites and more. Documentary photographers possess in-depth knowledge of photographic techniques as well as the ability to work within a variety of environments.
Fine Art Photography
Fine art photographers produce high quality, original photographs that convey moods, emotions, ideas and themes that distinguish them as works of fine art. They make bold statements with color and lighting.
Advertising/photo illustration photographers draw the viewer into the advertisement and excite their curiosity and interest. One must learn about the target audience in order to effectively communicate the core benefits of the product or service advertised. The photos should entice the consumer through each advertisement and campaign.
As a commercial photographer, you’ll create works for advertising, editorial, fashion, and assignment work for a variety of fields and industries.
Working as a corporate photographer, you’ll work with clients to produce lifestyle images, story illustrations, or editorial essays.
As a fine art photographer, you’ll create original works of art from concept to exhibition.
Working as a photojournalist, you’ll capture a complete set of images to accurately and objectively showcase the subject matter.
As a high-end retoucher/compositor, you’ll assist photographers, photo studios, or corporate clients in creating a unique digital composition after shooting.
Photography: Basic Light Positions
Full Time Faculty–Photography
Motion Pictures & Television
View All Departments