Maybe you want to capture the world — as it is, or as you want to show it. Whether you’re hoping for a career as a wedding or portrait photographer, commercial and industrial photographer, scientific or fine arts photographer, this concentration within the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree can help you get there. At AUM, you’ll learn everything about being behind the camera — and more — by doing, from 35-mm film to new alternative processes.
Points of Pride
- AUM students have completed internships at Alabama Living magazine, Matter (a design firm), the Stamp Idea Group (an advertising agency), and the Indie Film Lab (one of the three largest photo processing labs in the United States).
- AUM's Goodwyn Gallery hosts exhibitions by visiting artists and advanced students.
- Our active AUM Student Art Association organizes trips for students to out-of-town workshops and exhibitions.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Employment of media and communication occupations, which includes photography, is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 27,400 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations should stem from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. The median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $52,370 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.