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photography

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Photography?"

Why Major in Photography?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Comprehend, discuss and demonstrate visual literacy.
  • Recognize and demonstrate professional and visual ethics and attitudes pertaining to photography.
  • Demonstrate the attitude and skills for self-motivated and life‑long learning and behavior.
  • Comprehend and apply appropriate scientific concepts, principles, and photographic technologies and possess the flexibility to accommodate technological change.
  • Apply accepted principles and practices for managing processes,systems, material, financial, and human resources in the photographic industry.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication, managing information, critical thinking, problem solving, conceptual/creative/artistic and technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the necessary technical and professional skills associated with creating and producing high quality images, on‑demand, using a wide range of appropriate equipment to an informed, discerning clientele.
  • Develop skills to create and maintain a dynamic portfolio appropriate to career goals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select the most appropriate photographic technology for specific tasks.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Aerial PhotographerCommercial Photographer
ArchivistForensic Photographer
ArtistImage Analyst
Digital ArtistIndustrial Photographer
Fashion DesignerLaw Enforcement Photographer
PhotographerMedia Specialist
PhotojournalistMovie Production
Web Art DirectorPhoto Lab Technician
Biomedical PhotographerTelevision Production

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Mules4Hire
b-roll
Artist Resource
Mediabistro
I-Hire-Commercial Art

Affiliated Organizations

3-D Web
Advertising Photographers of America (APA)
Advertising Photographers of New York
American Museum & Photography
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)
Association of Photograpers (U.K.) (AoP)
Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA)
Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications
Center for Photographic Art
Evidence Photographers International Council
Friends of Photography
International Association of Panoramic Photographers (IAPP)
International Center of Photography (ICP)
International Fire Photographers Association
International Society for Optical Engineering
Missouri Professional Photographers
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
National Stereoscopic Association (NSA)
New England Camera Club Council (NECCC)
North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
North Central Camera Club Council (N4C)
Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)
Photography Board
Photographic and Imaging Manufacturers' Association (PIMA)
Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia (PGNS)
Photographic Society of America (PSA)
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)
Professional Photographers of Missouri
Professional Photographers of Ontario
Professional School Photographers Association of America
Professional Women Photographers
Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
Society of Photo Finishing Engineers
Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC)
UCR / California Museum of Photography
University Photographers' Association of America (UPAA)
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
White House News Photographers' Association
World Press Photo
Career Jet

Four-Year Academic Plan

Photography: B.S. Degree

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator