Philadelphia University’s Photography and New Media concentration examines photography as an influential force in societal trends and modern visual culture, as well as a powerful mode of communication. Even as new technologies emerge, every photograph re-envisions an object, a space or concept through context and framing. Students learn to read photographic imagery for social, cultural, economic and political messaging. Balancing theory and technical training, our program guides students through the industry while teaching sought-after skills and comprehensive knowledge tailored to their unique career goals.
Laboratory-based coursework provides students with skills in both traditional and digital process. Upper-level students choose electives in focused areas such as Environmental Art and Game Design, Fashion Journalism, Historic Preservation, or Exhibition Design and Interactive Media to customize their educational experiences. Interdisciplinary studios explore photography’s relationship with other fields, such as architecture, preservation, fashion, science and the humanities. Graduates are prepared to begin careers in architectural photography, historic preservation, fashion photography, digital-imaging, exhibition design and documentation, photographic archives, commercial photo illustration, magazine photo editing, photojournalism and more. This concentration can provide the basis for pursuing graduate studies in Photography, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Design, Imaging Science, Communications and Photographic Conservation.