Studio Art


a woman pinning photographs to a wallOverview

The primary emphasis in the photography area is on the development of personal vision and ideas. The program embraces a broad definition of photography within the wider context of contemporary practices in the field. Adventurous exploration, experimentation, and personal expression are encouraged. Instruction is individualized and tailored to each student’s interest and needs.


Our facilities are comprehensive and include the latest in digital processing and wide-format printing, traditional darkroom, non-silver and alternative process, lighting studio and graduate studio space.

Graduate Program

Graduate students are encouraged to actively participate in teaching activities on the undergraduate level and to increase their knowledge of the history of photography and the contemporary art world. Striking a balance between practice, criticism and teaching, the goal is to develop well-rounded graduate students who are prepared for a variety of directions, not limited to professional art practice and higher education.

Contact Us

For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page, or call us for more information: (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Photography? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Photography.

UA Photography News

Click on this link to read stories about our students and faculty in photography.

Meet our graduate students.

Photography Faculty

Photography News

Read about the research and creativity of our students and faculty

Photography Alumni

Allison Grant’s Photos Featured in Three Alabama Exhibitions

Associate Professor Allison Grant (photography) had work selected for the Birmingham (AL) Museum of Art’s exhibition, Art + the Environment, open now through November 3, 2023. Grant’s  photographic installation was

Art Professors Add STEAM to K-5 Science Learning

Assistant professors Celestia Morgan and Dr. Mina Kim were part of a UA team that presented “STEAM FEST for Green Energy” Family Night and Art Exhibition to Skyland Elementary schoolchildren

Celestia Morgan Selected for Do Good Fund Exhibit at Troy University

Assistant Professor Celestia Morgan has a work in the exhibition, Portraits of Alabama: Photographs from the Do Good Fund, at the International Arts Center, Troy University, Troy, Alabama, October 24-November