The Queens College Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography & Imaging will prepare students in their pursuit of careers or advanced degrees in fine art, applied photography and digital imaging. The curriculum incorporates the latest 2D and 3D technologies for capturing and outputting images. Students will be able to choose among a variety of courses in the practice of photography, including classes in traditional/analog and alternative processes, digital, 2D and 3D scanning and printing, theory, history and critical thinking.
Students will graduate with a portfolio that can be used to seek or further their careers in the field or apply to graduate school. Graduates of the program could be considered for positions as photo editors and researchers, as well as jobs in the fields of photojournalism, studio portrait and product photography, architecture and/or fine art photography, commercial and industrial photography, scientific photography, travel and lifestyle photography, as a photo retoucher, scanning technician, 3D imaging or digital archivist.
Queens College provides a variety of workspaces and studios for students to develop their craft, including:
Queens College has its very own tech incubator (TIQC) where students can explore new business ideas and connect with entrepreneurs and investors. Regular events provide an opportunity to learn about various topics at the intersection of design, technology and business which have recently included Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs, Introduction to Visual Storytelling and Human Centered Design. TIQC also hosts Pitchfest, a yearly competition which brings together New York City’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to compete for seed investments of up to USD $7,500.
Queens College design and arts students are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary opportunities to improve their skills working with a variety of media and across a range of fields. Recent opportunities for interdisciplinary experience have included a climate change poster contest and as designers for hack-a-thon teams.