Photo Illustration Undergraduate Program | Kent State University

Photo Illustration Undergraduate Program

Kent State offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photo Illustration.

Photo-illustration majors use light, cameras and digital technologies to create, interpret and produce imagery from narrative, thematic and conceptual sources.

Practice basic camera techniques to gain a better understanding of photography as a creative skill in visual communication. Gain advanced working knowledge of digital and film photographic systems through testing of procedures and use of special purpose materials. 

In course projects, students solve sequential and interrelated problems based on photographic situations that frequently affect working professionals in the studio or in the field. The coursework provides a comprehensive overview of commercial imagery and market development, industry trends, and theoretical criticisms pertaining to constructed photography.

Photo Illustration Students at Work

Graduates of the Photo Illustration bachelor’s degree can pursue professional opportunities in editorial photo illustration, photographic portraiture, commercial photography, art direction, fine art photography and more.

Popular undergraduate projects include portraits, close-ups, landscapes, lighting experiments, cultural messages and more. View examples of student work in photo illustration