Photography - Careers + Alumni

The photography program offers high-quality, student-centered, production and theory courses aimed at developing liberally educated professionals able to thoughtfully adapt and thrive in a variety of professional and creative environments. Students can select a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program of study. A minor is also available.

Career Options

The B.A. and B.S. degrees prepare students to:

  • Apply their expertise in museums and galleries.
  • Work creatively in commercial advertising and portrait studios.
  • Produce compelling work as photojournalists and editorial photographers.
  • Begin careers as professional artists.
  • Combine a knowledge of digital media with another field for a variety of interests and functions.

Photography Alumni


“I really liked the photography program because it was so personal. I liked that the professors worked closely with students and knew them by name.”

Amber Felicioni, Photography Student

  • Crista Chapman, Photo Editor (National Desk), New York Times, New York, NY
  • Megan Major, Museum Technician II, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
  • Molly LaBeff-Cabello, Digital Media Coordinator, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Amber (Felicioni) Peterson, Brand Communications Project Leader, Steelcase, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Hollyn Johnson, Photojournalist / Staff Photographer, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Hilo, Hawaii
  • Kristin Schillaci, Artist and Professional Photographer, Santa Fe, NM
  • Morgan Anderson, Professional Photographer, Morgan Anderson Photography, Chicago, IL
  • Stephanie Trapp, Professional Photographer, Trappfotos, San Francisco, CA
  • Matt LaVere, Professional Photographer, Matthew LaVere Photography, Detroit, MI
  • Mark Andrus, Artist and Professional Photographer, Mark Andrus Photography, Grand Rapids, MI



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