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Appalachian State University, USA, Boone

Commercial Photography, B.Sc.

  • Commercial Photography, B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,968

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Appalachian was founded in 1899. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives, and Appalachian has remained focused on providing students with educational experiences that are not only life-changing but world-changing.

Career Opportunities

Studying photography will enhance your creative, social and cultural understanding as well as develop your specialist technical knowledge Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Graphic designer Magazine features editor Medical illustrator Photographer Press photographer Television camera operator Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Advertising art director Digital marketer Film director Film/video editor Media planner Secondary school teacher Stylist Visual merchandiser Web content manager Web designer Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Course Overview

In today's media driven society, photography is one of the primary tools of marketing. Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Photography provides students with technical and visual literacy skills through courses with a strong industry focus. The program specifically covers the elements of photographic theory with an emphasis on practice that prepares students to enter the commercial marketplace and succeed as photographers, videographers, producers, stylists, image retouchers and photo editors, as well as roles in industry sales and support. Courses provide a solid foundation in commercial digital imaging, digital workflow, studio lighting, small medium, large format cameras and lab/studio management. You will work on assignments in a wide variety of areas including portraiture, fashion, product, catalog, advertising, location lighting, studio lighting, documentary, and HDSLR video production and narrative construction. I want to find another Bachelor Course You will meet professionals in the field who are important connections for internships. An annual trip to New York City includes visits at magazines such as Martha Stewart and Food Network, commercial studios such as Root/Drive-in Studios and Industria, industry expos like PDN PhotoPlus, and manufactures such as Nikon, Bron and Leica. Students have won numerous awards in national and international photography and video contests, including First place in the Photographer Forums photography contest and Third place in Nikon's Everyday Cinema contest.


Programme Structure Courses include: Photographic Imaging I Photographic Imaging II History of Photography Form and Media in Photography Issues in Contemporary Photography Shot of the Day Junior Photography Portfolio Advanced Digital Photography Photographic Studio Management Equipment Asset Management Advanced Video Production for Photographers Fashion and Beauty Portraiture Product Photography Commercial Photographic Production or Photographic Portfolio



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.

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