Where in Rhode Island Can I Take Photography Classes?

Find out which Rhode Island schools offer photography classes. See requirements and school information, and learn about the enrollment and tuition rates in Rhode Island. Schools offering Photography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Rhode Island is home to a couple private institutions that offer degree programs in photography. Learn about these undergraduate and graduate level programs, and the schools that offer them.

What You Should Know

Although photography classes and programs in Rhode Island are limited, there are a few solid choices available at several 4-year schools. You could earn a 4-year bachelor's degree in photography or in studio art with a photography concentration. Critique and exhibition experience are included. As a graduate student, you might pursue a 2-year master's degree in photography. A thesis project is required. Keep reading to find a program that might suit your needs.

Photography Bachelor's Degree Programs in Rhode Island

Providence College

At the end of your sophomore year at Providence you can choose to concentrate your education in photography. You'll not only have your work critiqued and critique the work of other students, you can also participate in an annual faculty critique. The college also has a photo lab with film developing rooms, color labs and a studio. You'll complete a 3-credit senior thesis exhibition as a capstone experience. Required courses that round out your wider knowledge of art will include visual design, drawing and art history.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
  • Specialization: Photography Concentration
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $45,400 per academic year (as of 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Essay, recommendations, resume of co-curricular activities
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 4,533 students (4,022 undergrads)

Rhode Island School of Design

At the Rhode Island School of Design you'll be able to showcase your work in the gallery with other rotating exhibits. Instructors will teach you about digital photography, the history of photography and liberal arts. The program also includes a senior degree project and multiple studio courses. Campus facilities also include high-end scanners, cinema displays, a professional lighting studio and equipment that you can check out.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $45,840 per academic year (as of 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Drawing and writing samples, portfolio, and letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 2,449 students (2,014 undergrads)

Photography Master's Degree Program in Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design has individually assigned studios for grad students. The master's program includes a graduate seminar and a thesis project; there's also a graduate student gallery. Classrooms have pin-up walls, digital projection systems and workstations as well. You'll receive your own darkroom kit with an enlarging lens, negative carrier and developing tank along with other materials.

  • Program Name: Master of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $45,840 per academic year (as of 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree
  • Admission Requirements: Portfolio, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 2,449 students (2,014 undergrads)

To summarize, students desiring to study photography in Rhode Island can earn their Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Providence College, or their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography or Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

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