Photography students frame their future through the development of visual literacy, critical thinking and creative expression skills. Through lens-based processes students are immersed in their creative, professional, technical and intellectual growth in order to engage in complex, rich and multifaceted approaches to image making.

Our students are supported by accomplished active faculty and staff as well as a multitude of opportunities to interact with internationally acclaimed visiting artists who provide a wide range of views and approaches throughout the course of study. Supplementing the classroom and studio experience, students are connected to internships through our strong network of award-winning alumni (commercial photographers, fine art galleries or other creative professionals) who provide excellent creative and professional opportunities and the student organization Parallax.

While in the program students are immersed in genres and mediums spanning historic processes, black and white, digital imaging, mixed media, web technology, installation and video. Students leave the program empowered through the development of a professional and creative practice, self-discipline, cultural awareness and a personal voice. Throughout the curriculum students have regular access to an up-to-date digital scanning and printing studio, a lighting studio, large darkroom and alternative processes spaces, as well as equipment and library resources related to the study of photography.

Students pursuing the BFA complete a final portfolio and participate in the Photography B.F.A. exhibition. The MFA program integrates creative research, contemporary theory and practice culminating in a thesis exhibition.


Internships and Professional Opportunities

Denton's proximity to the Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan areas offer a wealth of resources and experiences for UNT students such as renowned art museums and galleries. Internships with area museums, galleries and photographers are available for students who wish to earn credit through work experience. Frequently, UNT students find employment after graduation as a result of contacts made during these internships.

Among the places where our students have interned or found employment are:

Advocate Magazine Perot Museum
Cohn Drennan Contemporary Ryan McGinley Studio
Cris Worley Fine Arts Sicardi Gallery Houston
D Magazine Southwest The Magazine
Dallas Museum of Art Talley Dunn Gallery
Dallas Observer The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute The Clutts Agency
Fotofest Houston The Crow Collection of Asian Art
Holly Johnson Gallery The Fort Worth Modern
Houston Center for Photography The Public Trust
Museum of Fine Art Houston The Warehouse
PBS Zales Jewelry
PDNB Gallery