Majors & Programs of Study


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a photography emphasis is a professional degree that focuses on intensive work in two-dimensional media and photographic technologies supported by a program of general studies. This degree enables students to develop a consistent personal direction and style that is informed by the understanding of various media, design principles and art history. It is the preferred degree for artists.


  • Only accredited BFA Art Education and BFA photography emphasis program within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).
  • Active participation and attendance in the Society for Photographic events.
  • BFA provides a full 81 credits in art and design.
  • The photography program is an active participant and attendant of the Society for Photographic Education events.
  • Only Art and Design Department within the USHE that is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


Portrait Photographer, Landscape Photographer, Editorial Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Commercial Photographer, Photojournalist, Photo Editor, Freelance Photographer, Newspaper Photographer, Director of Photography, Advertising Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Photo Re-toucher, Post-production Photo Specialist, Photography Teacher.


Six photography lighting studios equipped with strobe and continuous lighting equipment, a film developing darkroom, a photography digital lab equipped with Apple computers loaded with Adobe’s Creative Suite, large format Epson print engines, high-end Epson film scanners, monitor calibration equipment, ten large format view cameras, tripods, and a high-end Hasselblad digital camera system.


  • Photography Club
  • Plein Air Artist’s Group
  • Bookbinders Guild


  • Department Name: Art and Design
  • Department Contact: Jeremias Paul
  • Email Address:
  • Department Phone: 435-586-7844
  • Department Fax: 435-586-5427

Alumni Spotlight

Above “Pacific Ocean, 2009” from
Bedscapes Series by Scott Chandler

Name: Scott Chandler

Class of: 2009 Southern Utah University

Current job:
Pursuing graduate school studies

"The SUU photography program is a great
program that will provide you with the
knowledge and training you will need to succeed
in any photographic career ranging from the
commercial realm to being a fine artist. The
program has given me the confidence and skills
to prepare me for going to graduate school as
well as freelancing for magazines on the side."

Learn More

Apply Now!

Bookmark and Share