What will I learn?

The Department of Art and Design offers a BA and a BFA degree. It provides a creative environment for academic excellence in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design and photography. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in the creation, history, and theory of the visual arts and design, preparing students for professional careers and graduate studies. Majors and minors receive rigorous training and individualized attention by faculty who are committed to teaching excellence in traditional practices, expanded media, and trans-disciplinary approaches to art, through contemporary curriculum that emphasizes experimentation, problem solving and collaboration. The Department of Art and Design also provides experiences for the liberal arts students who wish to explore studio practices through elective courses.

Photography Program

The photography program at Binghamton University is a curriculum that emphasizes the critical and content-driven approach to contemporary fine art practice. Students are exposed to the expansive field of photographic techniques and concepts in a sequence of classes focused on the development of technical skill, personal vision, and innovative approaches to the medium itself. Core classes in traditional black and white darkroom and digital color photography are offered, in addition to courses that integrate historical processes, advanced image manipulation, and emerging technologies.

Students work across this spectrum, encountering photography as a tool for observation and interrogation into a wide range of social issues and personal themes. The work created in the photography studios stresses curiosity, problem-solving, analytical thinking and an engaged approach to communicating across our image-saturated culture.

Students work in facilities that include a traditional black and white darkroom with 10 workstations equipped with new Bessemer 23CIII-XL enlargers and an ancillary darkroom designated for alternative processes and special projects. The digital lab houses 14 iMac workstations, an Epson P ” large format printer, Epson P800 inkjet printers, flatbed and film scanners, and color profiling system. Lectures and critiques are held within the main Photography classroom, which also functions as a multipurpose finishing/presentation space.

Which department am I in?

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (126 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,660.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Library North 2430,


New York,

13902, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed high school.

For international students

Students must have completed high school in a recognized institution.

Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English proficiency. All test scores must be less than 2 years old.

TOEFL: 80-95

IELTS: 6.5-7.0

Duolingo: 110-120

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.