BS: Photography

Why Andrews University?

Andrews University has the longest running photography program with a proven track record of successful graduates. The opportunity to learn how the business and art of photography mesh can be found here at Andrews.

Photo by Daniel Bedell

How can I Serve God?

As a faculty we collectively believe that God is the originator of the creative spirit, and because of this we fully embrace using our skills for the betterment of society as a whole. One of the areas we focus on in our curriculum is serving God through making images that highlight mission work and other socially conscious projects. Many majors take a year off to work as student missionaries and most of these use their skills to help spread the good news. Recently students have worked in Thailand, Lebanon, Korea, and Peru just to name a few. Something to keep in mind is that if you desire to serve God, doors will open and He will use you and your God given creative talents to benefit others.

What Does it Take to be a Professional Photographer?

There is a big difference between just taking pictures for fun and deciding to become a professional photographer. Understanding that professional photographers make the images that define how we see the world is both exciting and humbling. Everywhere you turn the images you see have been crafted by professional photographers working with advertising agencies and graphic design firms. Every wedding image and family portrait hanging on the walls of a homes throughout the world was taken by someone with a passion for making images.

What Will I Study?

The entrenpeurneal focused curriculum gives students a solid foundation in photography, yet allows for each student to build their skills in Communication, Marketing, Management and Business. During your junior & senior years, you will develop a portfolio, website and marketing materials to make sure you are ready for the competitive marketplace and work with professionals in the field through internships.

What About Transferring From Another School?

Many of our graduates have found their passion for photography while enrolled at another institution. Our experienced advisors will work with transfer students to get the most out of previous education experiences so that the maximum number of transfer credits apply towards a degree at Andrews.

What can I do With a BS Photography Degree?

The BS degree, like the BFA degree, is a professional degree but designed for those who want an entrepreneurial focus. The biggest areas in which to make a living is in commercial photography and in the portrait/wedding industry. Many of our graduates have worked in editorial, medical, architectural, and fashion as well.

Photo by Tawny Alipoon

Will I Get a Job?

Historically our graduates have been as well prepared as any young emerging photographers in this highly competitive market. Our graduates have worked for companies like Whirlpool, Florida Hospital, Loma Linda, Maranatha International, ADRA, and many more top companies.


Take a look at some of the clients our graduates have worked with:

ESPN, Popular Mechanics, Fitness Magazine, ADRA, Loma Linda Hospital, Life and Thyme Culinary Magazine, JohnsonRauhoff, Land O’ Lakes, Purina, Whirlpool, The Ritz Carlton, Maranatha Volunteers International, DirecTV, Smithsonian and more….

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