The Photography Option at Montana State University offers both artistic (fine art) and applied (commercial) approaches to the medium, providing a solid foundation for those entering a professional field and those choosing to pursue postgraduate education. It is one of the few comprehensive four-year photography degree programs in a sizable geographical area of the north central and northwest United States. It is also one of the few remaining programs that continue to teach analog wet darkroom practices fully, as well as being fully digital.  On top of that, we offer a full semester of historic 19th century processes, and two art history survey courses completely devoted to photography! 

MSU has become a “top 100” research university as well; thus extensive research expectations of its faculty means that our faculty are actively exhibiting in shows and publications, therefore remaining quite contemporary.  This is of great benefit to our students.  Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.    

Please view the links below for more information about our program:2014-2015 Photography Catalog