Graduate School of Photography Overview
Photography is more than simple images. It's interpreting life as you see it and showing the
world as you envision it. It's capturing a moment and sharing it with vivid clarity.
Academy of Art University MFA Photography program is a top photography graduate school. The
school is known for grad students who are more than just technically proficient. They are
storytellers behind the camera, transforming the everyday into images that are inspiring.
Students pursuing a masters degree in photography at Academy of Art University not only perfect
their technique and build their portfolio through hands-on courses in San Francisco and online.
They also learn to reveal their vision to the world and receive the opportunity to network with
Graduate Studio Courses
Combining a mastery of fundamentals with the latest digital techniques, Academy of Art
University's photography graduate school guides students in producing a stunning portfolio.
Through the Academy's masters degree in photography, grad students experience hands-on studio
courses that place emphasis on their own vision and developing their personal style. Studio courses
in the MFA Photography masters degree program train your eye and enhance your technique
regardless of which path you choose: Documentary, Advertising, Fashion or Fine Art Photography.
School of Photography graduate classes:
- Digital Photography
- The Nature of Photography
- History of Photography
- The Photographer and Photoshop
- Color Theory for Photography
- And More!
Professional Photography Opportunities
Academy of Art University offers professional networking opportunities that are unparalleled by
any other graduate photography school. Students at the Academy learn from award-winning
professional photographers, who offer the best insight into the world of working photographers.
In addition to working instructors, Academy of Art University offers students pursuing either a
bachelor's or a masters degree in photography the chance to show their best work and interview with
industry leaders at the Annual Spring Show.
Top companies from across the nation are eager to hire Academy of Art University graduates
because of their mastery of skill, understanding of the photography business and compelling
Photography career opportunities include:
- Digital Photography Career
- Fashion Photography Career
- Advertising Photography Career
- Editorial Photography Career
- Fine Art Photography Career
- Documentary Photography Career
- Journalism Photography Career
- Photo Journalist
- Portrait Photography Career
- Photo Technician
- And More!
School of Photography's State-of-the-Art Facilities
Academy of Art University's San Francisco campus is ideal for emerging photographers. The
facilities span four buildings, with all the cutting-edge equipment necessary for students to
succeed in the photography graduate school. Graduate photography students have access to digital
imaging/printing darkrooms, specialized working studios, lighting equipment and more.
Graduate Classes Online & in San Francisco
With photography graduate courses available online and in San Francisco, Academy of Art
University has flexible programs for completing a masters degree in photography. Unlike any other online photography school programs, the Academy's online photography graduate classes engage students
through an interactive format, with hands-on assignments and demo videos that students can watch at
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