Do you see the world through a lens? If you are always capturing
life to communicate a unique point of view-your point of view?
What can I do with a photography degree?
There are many careers you can go into with a solid photography
background: freelance photographer, photojournalist, digital
retoucher, production assistant or manager, or studio manager.
What will I learn as a photography major?
Working with instructors who are photography professionals,
you'll start by covering the fundamentals of composition, lighting,
darkroom techniques, color and design. You'll sharpen your
creative edge and grow technically as your education helps you grow
your set of skills, from using digital-imaging software programs to
scouting locations for photo shoots to understanding the business
side of the industry.
In today's ever-changing world, technical proficiency alone is
rarely enough for success. Concentration in photography is offered in collaboration with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh
(AIP). They combine the strength of a diverse liberal arts
education and a strong art foundation gained at Carlow University
with a concentration at the state-of-the-art computer studios of a
leading technical arts school. Students in this programs go beyond
mere technical proficiency to a well-rounded education.
Where Our Graduates Go
Recent Carlow graduates who have majored in art have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as:
- North Hills School District
- Duquesne City School District
- Montour School District
- Manchester Craftsman's Guild
- Allegheny Department of Human Services
- 3E Trading
Carlow's art department graduates in studio art have been accepted into quality graduate programs that include: New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University, and Glasgow University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Carlow has produced working professional graphic designers, professional exhibiting artists, and many art educators.
Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Concentration in Photography
Course Requirements: 33 credits + 30 Carlow credit equivalents at AIP
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Locations: Main Oakland Campus, AIP
AR 203: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Every two years Pittsburgh hosts one of the most important exhibitions of global contemporary art, The Carnegie International (CI). This course highlights the artists and artwork of the current CI and places these works in an historical context. The first half of the course will be devoted to issues in modern and avant-garde art in Europe and North America and sets the foundation for an in-depth exploration of the CI. The second half of this course will explore the ways in which the modernist tradition has been challenged and re-evaluated by contemporary postmodern and feminist artists from around the world, highlighting the work of artists represented in the CI.
AR 209: WOMEN AND ART
An investigation of the history of art through the lens of feminist critical theory. Students explore the production and status of women artists and patrons as well as the representation of women in art from the Renaissance to the present. Students critically engage with course materials through class dialogue, written assignments, and collaborative projects.
note: this is just a small
sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking.
for more details about these classes and more, please visit
the Course Catalog section of our