Photography students begin with traditional darkroom photography, its tools and processes.
The photography program emphasizes digital color photography, image editing, and experimental and conceptual processes for advanced students.
Students studying Intermedia learn how to cross boundaries, combining elements of video, photography, sculpture, and even performance to create aesthetic experiences for a viewer.
Ball State's art major (BFA) with a focus on photography and intermedia explores expressive art forms, emphasizing the development of photographic vision and technical proficiency.
Our programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn more.
Our photography and intermedia concentration guides you through working with photography's infinite creative possibilities while demonstrating how to understand its artistic, social, and commercial applications. It equally focuses on time-based possibilities with video and the intersection of various other media forms.
Through traditional photographic avenues—as well as modern approaches involving digital technologies and 4-D—photographic imagery is everywhere we look.
What You Will Study
Begin your course of study by mastering mechanics of the SLR camera, traditional black-and-white photography and its formats, and darkroom image development. Progress to digital and color imagery, as well as alternate processes in photography. Exploration of video, time-based installation, sound, and a myriad of software is essential to this program.
Our faculty focus on helping you acquire a strong, technical foundation through introductory courses. Learn to mature as a creative artist while exploring diverse photographic and intermedia techniques and theories addressed in intermediate and advanced courses.
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What Can You Do with a Degree in Photography and Intermedia?
As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared for:
- a career as a studio artist
- a career as a commercial photographer or videographer
- excellent graduate programs for continued exploration
Paying for Your Education
Scholarships are a terrific way to help with costs. On top of the university’s scholarships available to you, the School of Art has several programs of its own. Begin searching.
Ready to Apply?
Have you decided that our program is right for you? Then it’s time to begin the admission process.