The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Seattle University allows you to explore diverse modes of expression in the mediums of photography and video as you learn to incorporate multiple perspectives and methodologies. Our curriculum—firmly embedded in the liberal arts tradition—is complemented by small class sizes and our cohort model. You’ll benefit from close mentorship and become part of a supportive learning community that fosters professional and personal growth. It’s that holistic approach to education that delivers a vast array of opportunity to develop your own artistic practices both inside and outside the classroom.

Photographic Center Northwest's, Executive Director, Michelle Dunn Marsh and Programs Chair, Eirik Johnson, visiting a photography class critique 

In collaboration with the renowned Photographic Center Northwest, our instructors and diverse course offerings encourage you to reflect on how the arts, and your own work, respond to contemporary and historic issues of social justice. 

Our program offers:

  • Education in photographic technique
  • Critical theory
  • Portfolio development
  • Professional-level exhibition
  • Access to state of the art digital labs, alternative processes darkrooms and lighting studios
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Jennifer Bacon, BFA Photography ('17)

Jennifer Bacon is currently a MFA candidate in the Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Her current projects include ideas relating to the subversion of photographic conventions and tropes and thoughts around an approach to the making of a conceptual photographic edition as if it would enter an art market. The Photography program at Seattle University gave her the foundational skills necessary to both jump-off and breakaway from photographic standards and techniques, towards a more aesthetic and conceptual studio practice.

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Aly Bedford

Program Coordinator


Stefanie Fatooh

Director of Arts Programming


Trung Pham

Department Chair

(206) 220-8243

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