Online Photography Degree

Our online photography degree provides quality education to students no matter where they may be, thanks to our well-established online education program. Founded on a robust archive of instructional materials in video, audio, interactive slides, and workbooks, among others, Academy of Art University’s Learning Management System (LMS) is able to provide all the necessary learning materials required to earn a photography degree online.

The School of Photography also ensures that online students get the same learning opportunities as their on-site counterparts by employing the same professional instructors. Supported by a strong community of fellow creatives, online photography students can further extend their learning by sharing their works in the online studio and gallery. This collaborative space can also be used to grow networks from other departments so that fellow students can work together on joint projects.

Be part of our vibrant, creative community. Earn your photography degree online at your own pace, in your own time.

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How Online Courses Work at the Academy

The Academy provides the coursework—including beautifully produced videos, narrated slideshows, digital documents, interviews with experts, livestreams and more. As you complete assignments, you simply upload your work to the Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS) where it’s shared with your class, and your instructor can leave visual markups, video, written and recorded feedback. Earning your photography degree online has never been more convenient.

Your Information Hub

Visual, interactive and dynamic. You will find all your classes, profiles, news, assignments, grades, English speaking & writing support, academic support, and more in the Online Hub. All tailored to make earning your photography degree online a rich and engaging experience.

Your Collaborative Space

Freely exchange thoughts, post work, and provide or receive constructive feedback—just like if you were earning your photography degree on campus. You and your peers support and push each other, creating long-lasting connections that live beyond the course. You may not be on campus, but you’re not alone.

Your Studio & Gallery

Submit your artwork for evaluation, and if you’d like, include audio, video, and/or written descriptions of the work, and instructors can provide detailed feedback in the same way.

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Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online photography degree programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.

Benefits Abound

Perhaps the most talked-about benefit of earning a photography degree online is the flexibility it affords students. But there are myriad other benefits. Here are just a few.

Having your home as your classroom and studio
Forget the long treks to campus labs or the midnight group study sessions spent in the library. As an online student, you can rearrange your living space, stock it with art and design supplies, and work there, in its comfort and familiarity.
Group work online mirrors global business work
Advanced technology, real-time support, communication tactics, synchronized interactive methods—it sounds (and is) a lot like the real-life work environment in a global, 24-hour office.
Building borderless classrooms
One of the most amazing parts of an online education is that people from all walks of life, all across the globe, will be in your online courses. At Academy of Art University, peer commentary from a diverse group of people ensures better work, as people of various backgrounds and influences offer their perspectives, creating a truly global classroom.
“We help students find their signature style—a style that is recognizable and sets them apart. So they can go out there and make an impact in the world.”

Adrienne Pao, Director, School of Photography

Different Exposure Modes

See for yourself how fun and convenient it is to earn a photography degree using our online tools like instructional videos. This helpful video looks at different exposure modes and is a good example of the online course content you’ll find here.

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