The Photography Option specializes in hands-on learning.  

For more than 50 years the School of Film and Photography has prepared students to become professionally-trained creative artists. Our curriculum encourages students to develop their own voices in film and photography and to explore their individual interests with close faculty guidance and mentoring.

The Photography Option features both fine art and commercial approaches to the medium. We provide a solid foundation for students to enter the professional field and to pursue post-graduate education. MSU remains one of the only photography programs to fully teach both analog (wet darkroom) and digital processes. In addition, we offer classes in alternative, non-silver based photography. Graduates of the program occupy all niches of the photography industry including photojournalism, commercial portraits, fine-arts, and action sports. Our graduates have published work in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Powder magazine and more.

The Curriculum

The Photography Option is a four-year BA program. Details on the curriculum can be found here. Information about the Photography Minor can be found here.