Photography Concentration

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with Photography concentration is designed for the student who desires to attain skills with still and video cameras, lenses, lighting and software, creating images for use in art, advertising and a variety of Web-based applications.

Students learn and practice event and portrait photography, explore the reaches of photojournalism, document events, collaborate with writers, graphic designers, reporters, scientists and other professionals.

Photography Students:

  • Have access to work in our digital photography studio
  • Complete creative assignments
  • Use a variety of cameras for visual expression
  • Study composition, color balance and lighting
  • Review portfolios with art professors
  • Learn about budgeting and adjusting for reality in working with clients
  • Minor in marketing or another complimentary area
  • Work in the studio classes and individually
  • Learn from professors who are also working artists

Study Abroad

Expand your knowledge and deepen your understand of other countries and cultures.

Best Semester

Art Scholarship

We encourage every student to apply for a Freshman Art Scholarship. Get rewarded for your talent!

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Chicago's Arts Community Next Door

Gallery Row, Art Institute of Chicago, and the many other galleries and venues of our country’s third largest city are just an hour away.

Technology Toolbox

Apple MacBook Pro computers and iPad technology bring students into the world of professional art and graphic design. Production computers turn digital imaging into television. The on-site digital photography studio and dark room for traditional film development and modern techniques for manipulating images are for students’ creative pursuits.

Gallery Space on Campus

Students design and deliver their own art shows, professionally lighted and displayed, in the lobby of Strickler Planetarium and the Brandenburg Art Gallery. The Victorian House Art Gallery regularly features exhibits from visiting artists and is open to Olivet students and the community.

Jon Seals

A conceptual artist, teacher and curator, Jon Seals has exhibited his artwork in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and universities through the U.S. He curates an annual art exhibition at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. His essays, review and works of art have appeared in ArtPulse MagazineLetters Literary Art JournalPalimpsest Magazine and Reflections Magazine.

Art and Digital Media Faculty

Careers in Art and Digital Media:

Animator, Graphic artist, International photojournalist, Art teacher or professor, Graphic designer, Photographer, Art therapist, Illustrator, Printing executive

Art with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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