USD Photography

B.F.A. & M.F.A. in Photography

Develop your talent and share your passion with others.

You will develop skills in traditional film, digital and experimental forms of photography. We are proud to have the only full-time fine arts photographic professor in South Dakota’s higher education system with more than 35 years of experience. Students explore techniques in photography development, printing and creative process and participate in critiques, lectures and demonstrations on critical issues in photography.

Our photography facilities include:

  • Fully equipped Camera studio: Nikon 3200 Digital SLRs, 8’x 10’ cameras, 4’x5’ cameras, medium format cameras, 35mm single lens reflexPhotography stuido cameras
  • A large selection of lenses, accessories, LED and hot light kits, analog and digital lab equipment
  • Shooting and lighting studio with a high-end strobe system, and backdrops
  • Black-and-white darkroom with 22 enlargers
  • Alternative processes and film developing facility for palladium, wet plate collodion, other historic processes and black and white film processing
  • Fully equipped printing shop: Epson 9800 printer, 44” wide Epson 4900 professional printer, 17” wide professional printer

B.F.A. Photography Courses

M.F.A. Photography Courses

ART 260 - Digital Photography I ART 561 - Photography Materials and Methods
ART 261 - Photography I ART 562 - Advanced Photography Materials and Methods
ART 262 - Photo Material and Techniques ART 713 - Creative Research Photography
ART 263 - Digital Photography II ART 714 - Photography Issues
ART 361 - Historic Photo Emulsions and Processes ART 723 - Photography Concepts and Theories
ART 362 - Color Photography ART 724 - Advanced Photography Concepts and Theories
ART 461 - Photography Special Projects ART 733 - Photography Master’s Portfolio
ART 462 - Advanced Photography Projects ART 734 - Photography Master’s Thesis
ART 491 - Photography: Independent Study
Undergraduate Core Requirements Graduate Core Requirements