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Photography Track

The Photography track 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 its commitment to engaged practice. CIA’s Engaged Practice provides you opportunities to learn through experience 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.

Major Application
Art and design education is structured to prepare students for the challenges of competition that define a career in the art and design fields. Consistent with that value, CIA students begin their major focus with an application process that is competitive. Students apply to majors in the spring semester of their Foundation year.

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