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College of Arts and Sciences



The Photography program offers a strong foundation in photographic technique, critical theory and creative development. In collaboration with the Photographic Center Northwest, the required photography courses for the program are further enhanced by numerous elective offerings each quarter.

In addition, Photographic Center Northwest, a non-profit community arts center, invites internationally recognized photographers to teach workshops and give public lectures throughout the year. Seattle University photography students are exposed to the work of both regional and international photographers through rotating gallery exhibitions at the Photographic Center Northwest.

Degree offered: BFA

News and Events

Zachary Burns (BFA photo '13) received 2016 GAP funding for Candid, a series of images taken from the point of view of the cans that he has collected. find out more here.

Meet Seattle University Visual Artist in Residence Dawn Cerny here.

McMillen Assistantships Support Student Artists: Designed for student artists majoring in digital design, photography, and studio art, the Robert B. McMillen Foundation grant supports paid assistantships for students to work with professional artists. Read the article and watch the video here.

Student Profile: Heidi Franz '17, participated in her first bicycle race while studying abroad in Austria. A year later she received the women's overall national title in cycling for Division 2 schools. Although she enjoys bicycling and competing, Heidi Franz is focused on her documentary photography. Read the article here.

Alumni Profile: Lindsey Wasson '13, Staff Photographer, Seattle Times. Read the article here.

Professor Naomi Kasumi discusses her art installation at Soji-ji Temple. Read the article and watch the video here.