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Master of Fine Arts in Photography


In today’s marketplace, many corporate and educational positions require advanced degrees. The Master of Fine Arts in Photography Program at Brooks Institute is designed to expand the knowledge of students’ undergraduate learning experiences. This Photography Program allows students the opportunity to benefit from higher technical, aesthetic and practical knowledge while enhancing their pursuit of occupations requiring graduate education.

As a student, you will have access to a comprehensive curriculum encompassing the entirety of the photographic art industry. Fostering critical thinking, creativity and professional excellence, this Master of Fine Arts in Photography Program can help each student discover his or her potential. This program provides an experimental learning environment that allows students the opportunity to stay abreast of technological, aesthetic, business and societal changes while integrating personal, professional and social responsibility.

The Master of Fine Arts in Photography degree program is designed to be completed in two years; however, a student may take up to three years to complete the program.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography

Brooks Institute’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Professional Photography is designed to prepare students for the creative, business, and technical challenges for a career in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.” The program integrates liberal arts, professional business practices and ethics with a core of photography and media production curriculum. In Lower Division courses, students learn basic and intermediate photographic skills, while Upper Division courses enable students to develop creative style and problem-solving skills in specialized areas of interest.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film

Brooks Institute’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film prepares students for a variety of opportunities in motion picture production for traditional and emerging media markets. The program offers a deeply immersive, experiential learning experience that promotes creative expression, best practices, and collaboration. Students experience the art of storytelling through the visual language of film while also exploring business topics related to the visual arts.


Bachelor of Science in Visual Journalism

The craft of visual journalism combines words with images to create works of nonfiction, multi-media storytelling that communicate to the public what is happening in our world. Brooks Institute’s Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Journalism aims to prepare students to become journalistic storytellers committed to truth telling, ethical practice and the highest level of creative craftsmanship.

Students can learn to produce journalistic stories using a variety of tools, from photography and writing to video and audio content, in order to realize their research-based stories from the concept stage all the way to the final product. Topics such as documentary film and website design support the core program to prepare graduates for employment in the digital age. The intensive, real-world curriculum - locally, nationally and globally based - follows Brooks Institute's "learning by doing" approach to support students’ professional goals.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The Graphic Design Program provides an intensive learning experience that challenges students to enhance their unique creative abilities while developing critical design analysis skills based on visual design fundamentals. Student engage in hands-on, project-based learning meant to foster an understanding of problem solving and targeted messaging for a broad range of emerging technology and media applications. Projects are specifically designed to reflect ‘real-world’ scenarios and build on the student’s level of knowledge while providing an understanding of professional expectations.


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