University of Southern Indiana
Photography student


Why study Photography?

USI’s photography program trains you in the art and science of image creation, while exposing you to the historical and contemporary trends in artistic, commercial, and documentary uses of photography.

Many photography students compliment their majors with second majors or minors from other areas, depending on the direction they are interested in pursuing photography. Recently, these have included: graphic design, interactive media, advertising, journalism, biology, business administration, English, psychology, social work and studio art.

In this program, you also have the opportunity to practice your skills in on-campus jobs, making photographs for the University Photography and Multimedia, Creative and Print Services, the Shield newspaper, the University Archives and Special Collections and special projects with individual faculty and sports teams.

Students in the photography program have completed internships at and found employment with:

  • Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
  • Discovery Channel
  • Evansville Living Magazine
  • News4U Magazine
  • private photographers’ and artists’ studios

Our facilities include:

  • A newly renovated digital photography lab (Spring 2015) with a large format printer
  • A lighting studio with "hot" and strobe lights
  • A black and white film/chemical darkroom
  • Cameras and other equipment students can borrow for special projects

The Art and Design Department offers a major in art with a photography emphasis, as well as a minor in photography. The major culminates in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 12 semester hours in the same foreign language or demonstration of proficiency at that level of study. 


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