About the Photography Concentration in Studio Art

Photography student holding a cameraPhotography students frame their future through the development of visual literacy, critical thinking and creative expression skills. Through lens-based processes (traditional black-and-white photography, historic and alternative processes, studio lighting, digital imaging, web technology, installation and video practices), students are immersed in their creative, professional, technical and intellectual growth to engage in complex, rich and multifaceted approaches to image-making.

Our students are supported by accomplished active faculty and staff and many opportunities to interact with internationally acclaimed visiting artists who provide a wide range of views and approaches throughout the course of study. Supplementing the classroom and studio experience, students are connected to internships through our strong network of award-winning alumni (commercial photographers, fine art galleries or other creative professionals) who provide excellent creative and professional opportunities and the student organization Parallax.

While in the photography concentration, students are immersed in genres and mediums spanning historical processes, black-and-white photography, digital imaging, mixed media, web technology, installation and video. Students leave the program empowered through the development of professional and creative practice, self-discipline, cultural awareness and a personal voice.

B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography

As you graduate, you will have been empowered to develop a personal voice, professional and creative practice, self-discipline, and cultural awareness. Students pursuing the B.F.A. complete a final portfolio of original, cohesive work.

M.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography

The M.F.A. program integrates creative research, contemporary theory and practice culminating in a thesis exhibition. For more information about the program, read about the application process, or contact Paho Mann, associate professor, 940-369-7671, Art Building, Room 345M.

Photography as a Minor

The Photography minor, listed in the current UNT Catalog, is designed to encourage students from all areas of the university to explore working in this art form.

GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization certificate

The GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization certificate program requires five courses (15 hours) and provides students with a comprehensive mix of conceptual and technical instruction in imaging technology and visualization. Students will learn methods for collecting, exploring, interpreting, and analyzing visual data and diverse data synthesis and presentation forms.

For more information, visit the UNT Catalog, GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization certificate web page.

Contact Information

Future undergraduate students: Apply to UNT; you will meet with an academic advisor during orientation. You also may contact CVAD Recruiter Kevin, for more information.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students: Contact a CVAD advisor on the CVAD Advising webpage.

Department of Studio Art: 940-369-7671 | | Art Building, Room 230


Banner images by Victoria Gomez: "Rose," 2022, archival matte inkjet print, 21 x 58 inches