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.

Photography Faculty

Photography News

Read about the research and creativity of our students and faculty

Photography Alumni

Ten BFA Studio Art Majors Exhibit Thesis Work in the SGAG

The UA Department of Art and Art History presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art degree group exhibition, April 30-May 4, 2024, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Woods

UA Art Faculty Exhibit Around the US

This month, UA Department of Art and Art History faculty open solo and group exhibitions from New York to Ocala, Florida. Professor Pete Schulte presents a solo exhibition of his

UA Art Faculty Accolades – September 2023

Art history and studio art faculty have returned from summer studies with exhibition, fellowship, and publishing accolades. Assistant Professor Dr. Doris Sung published an article titled “Enacting Care: Feminist Interventions