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Study photography abroad

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Photography degrees abroad

Studying for a photography degree is ideal for students who already have a passion for the subject but want to work on their technique, experience and career prospects. Universities are well connected, so it can also be a useful way to make contacts in the industry.

In a photography program you will have the opportunity to showcase your artistic talent and create a portfolio of work. As well as the practical element of photography you can also study the theoretical elements of many styles: portraiture, documentary, fashion, fine art, sports - whichever suits your particular interests and expertise.

Another benefit of studying photography abroad includes the facilities and equipment you will have access to.

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Photography program structure

Studying abroad for a bachelor’s in photography will take between three and four years, with a master’s taking between one and two years of study.

You can study photography as a standalone degree in some countries such as the UK, however in the US it is likely that you will major in photography as part of a liberal arts bachelor’s; this becomes the main focus of your degree alongside a general education in the arts and humanities.

PhD degrees for photography are also available and will take between three and four years. These types of degree can focus on a research thesis, a body of peer-reviewed practical work, or a mixture of both.

As a photography student you will spend a lot of your hours on campus in lectures, group study, and practical sessions. It’s important that in your spare time you visit exhibitions as part of your personal research and study.

The exact structure and content of a photography program will vary depending on the university you are studying in and the exact program you enroll in. Some of the modules or electives of a photography degree will surround topics such as:

  • Equipment choices and technique
  • Digital photography
  • Film photography
  • Editing
  • Moving image
  • Theory of styles
  • Professional practice

Degrees related to photography

Photography study abroad programs

Photography undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in photography

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    Art: Photography: Tempe Campus - BFA Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,760 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Art: Photography - BFA Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,246 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,246 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Art - Photography
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    Art: Media: and Design: Photography and Media Art - BA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,665 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Photography - BFA University of Hartford, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,115 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,115 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Photography
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    Art Studio: Photography - BA Oglethorpe University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,300 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Art, Studio with specializations in Photography

Associate in photography

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    Art: Photography (Diablo Valley College) - AA Colleges of Contra Costa, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,840 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Art: Digital Art and Photography - AFA North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,445 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,445 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Digital Art / Photography - AA South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Fine Art Photography - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Fine Art Photography
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    Photography - ASc Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Photography

Diploma in photography

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    Photography - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,862 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,433 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Photography - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,397 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,803 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Photography
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    Photography: Still and Motion - OCDip Mohawk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,980 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,593 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in photography

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    Photography - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Photography
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    Digital Imaging: Beginning Digital Photography - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Digital Imaging: Beginning Digital Photography
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    Photography - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Photography
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    Photography - Cert College of the Desert, USA
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    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Photography and Videography - Cert Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,626 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,402 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Photography and Videography

Photography graduate programs

Master's in photography

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    Fine Arts: Photography - MFA University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,297 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,500 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
    Show program overview about Fine Arts: Photography
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    Photography - MA SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,338 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 EUR

    Start date
    October, April
    Show program overview about M.A. Photography (Berlin)
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    Photography - MA Arts University Plymouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,888 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    MA Photography - MA Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,256 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,950 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Photography - MPhotog RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,400 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Master of Photography

Diploma in photography

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    Design: Photography - GradDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,630 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
    Show program overview about Design: Photography

Future photography careers

When you graduate from a photography degree abroad, you should have a portfolio ready to show potential employers or clients. Many photography graduates will spend time gaining valuable work experience or placements. Some of the roles photography graduates have include:

  • Visual specialist
  • Freelance photographer
  • Commercial photographer
  • Fashion photographer
  • Wedding photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Editor

It’s easy for photography students to become involved in extracurricular groups and organizations to boost their CV. Sports teams, theater productions, student media and events all need photography to promote their work.