Get a degree in photography at Black Hills State University.

BHSU Photography Emphasis

BHSU also offers a BFA in Photography! Click here for more information.

BHSU's Photography program offers classes that span all aspects of the profession, from Basic Photography to Advanced Studio and Commercial Photography. Students learn both the artistry and the commercial aspects of this career.

Photography graduates will find opportunities in photojournalism, commercial photography, and fine art photography, with some going to graduate school for a Masters in Fine Arts.

The Photography emphasis offers:

  • Outstanding faculty who are internationally known for their work
  • Opportunities to display student work at show on and off campus
  • Excellent darkroom and digital imaging facilities
  • The Shutterbuzz Photography Club which offers workshop, exhibitions, and field trips

Photography Emphasis Requirements

Major Requirements

  • MCOM 165 History of Photography
  • MCOM 265 Basic Photography
  • MCOM 266 Photojournalism
  • MCOM 312 Intermediate Photography
  • MCOM 350 Digital Photography
  • MCOM 364 Studio and Commercial Photography
  • MCOM 365 Advanced Photography
  • MCOM 367 Color Photography
  • MCOM 450 Alternative Photographic Printing Processes
  • MCOM 463 Professional Practices in Photographic Imaging
  • MCOM 464 Advanced Studio and Commercial Photography
  • MCOM 465 Contemporary Issues in Photography
  • MCOM 494 Internship

Take one of the following classes

  • MCOM 151 Intro to Mass Communication (gen ed)
  • MCOM 161 Graphic Communication
  • MCOM 210 Basic Newswriting

Career Opportunities

Prepare for an exciting career as a:

  • Photojournalist
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Commercial/Industrial Photographer
  • Studio/Portrait Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer

Learn more about careers