share this

COVID-19 Policies
Stay up to date on our plans.
Share This Search

Academics . Photography + Video . Photography Track


Our Photography program emphasizes the importance of the photographic image and visual storytelling that incorporates and advances the shared core essentials of the Photography major. This track is ideal for students who seek experience in advanced digital and film-based photography. You’ll explore specialized lighting techniques, options for professional digital output, archival and alternative print media, presentation methods for exhibition and publication. Coursework in this track provides students with an advanced and diverse skillset designed to prepare you for a career in fine art, educational and professional endeavors.

Real-world experience for real-world careers
What may best set CIA apart from other colleges of art and design is our commitment to preparing students for a career path through real-world experiences. You'll learn by working on real-world projects with external partners or clients, or in the public sphere—all before graduation.

These opportunities allow you to put your classroom and studio knowledge to work in a professional setting while still being guided by faculty. You’ll learn what it takes to meet clients’ expectations, and you will emerge with confidence that will serve you as you launch your career.

What can I do with a degree in Photography?

Featured Alumni Profile

Chris Jungjohann - Designer + Founder

Cores + Connections

Our connections are your connections.

While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.