BU Center for Digital Imaging Arts
May 31, 2013
Photography program namesPhotography
Photography degrees offeredCertificate
Photographic facilities available~60,000 sf facility comprising studio, print lab, classroom, and gallery space (similar but slightly smaller facilities on Washington DC campus); all classrooms equipped with Macintosh computers and Adobe and Apple software
Photographic gear available on campusStudents are required to own their own basic gear, but our Equipment Room is stocked with an extensive selection of industry-standard still and video lighting and grip gear, as well as DSLR cameras, lenses, and dedicated video cameras.
Enrolled students have full access to our gear for school work and personal use at no charge for a full year after graduation.
Number of instructors in photography departmentsWaltham and Washington DC campuses: 2 full-time Program Directors, 35 adjuncts
Number of students majoring in photography75-100 full- and part-time Photo students across both campuses
Typical class size6-16 students, with a guarantee of 1:12 teacher-to-student ratio. Permanent TA’s are assigned to classes that exceed 12 students, and are required to “float” into smaller classes as needed.
AboutFor more detailed information, read the MAC-On-Campus Featured Program profile of CDIA's photography program. Professional Photography Certificate Program Director Randall Armor talks in-depth about it.