Photography, Video & Imaging

Photography, Video and Imaging (PVI) is a top-ranked* program with expert faculty, cutting-edge facilities and an inspiring community. Students enter with raw talent and receive the mentorship, guidance and opportunities necessary to take their work to the next level.

The program is designed to provide a broad, interdisciplinary educational experience that encourages students to expand the boundaries of their practice. Through intensive mentorship, students develop their unique voice in pursuit of expressive inquiry, maturity of vision and artistic professional development.

We offer studio courses in digital photography, traditional and non-silver darkroom techniques, video, hybrid digital/analog methods, performance, installation, and interactive and emergent image-forming technologies. Studio offerings are accompanied by coursework that provides conceptual grounding and context so students are fluent in both historical and contemporary trends.

*Ranked number 3 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report

Photography, Video & Imaging

Resources and Facilities

An R-1 research university, the University of Arizona provides many opportunities for engaging in cross-disciplinary work that pushes the boundaries of photography. Along with state-of-the-art studios and facilities, students have access to the Center for Creative Photography, a world-renowned repository and research library located on campus.

Private and communal darkrooms are equipped for working with all film formats. The Photo | Video | Imaging Program also has capacity for work in antiquarian and alternative processes.

We also offer a variety of professional equipment for checkout.  This includes mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, studio lighting, location lighting, audio equipment, and more.

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Faculty

Our faculty gives students an inside look into arts careers, having had direct experience and success in the professional photography world. In addition to being leaders in their fields, our faculty works closely with students to provide the kind of guidance and mentorship that turns raw talent into developed professionalism.

Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi

Regents Professor
Marcos Serafim

Marcos Serafim

Assistant Professor
Martina Shenal

Martina Shenal

Professor
David Taylor

David Taylor

Professor

Degrees

BFA IN STUDIO ART | Photography, Video and Imaging

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

125 units are required to complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in Photography, Video & Imaging (PVI), 42 units of which must be upper division coursework. Students must complete 24 units of upper division coursework in PVI.

Download the Photography, Video & Imaging (PVI) checklist.

Specific Program Requirements can be viewed through UA Academic Catalogs.

Contact an academic advisor or set up an advising appointment to learn more about School of Art programs and admissions.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

  • ART and ARH (Art History) and ARE (Art Education)
MFA | Photography, Video and Imaging

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

  • ART and ARH (Art History) and ARE (Art Education)

First Year Experience

All Studio Art majors at the School of Art will begin their journey with the First Year Experience. The program is an engaging variety of 8-week thematic workshop-structured art courses, designed as an experiential initiation into professional artistic practice, creative methodology and studio work ethic.

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Student Work

Ary Frank - Shower Thoughts: Sadness
Ary Frank – Shower Thoughts: Sadness
Jackie Cabrera - Virgen de Guadalupe
Jackie Cabrera – Virgen de Guadalupe
Kimberly Calles - Sociotropy
Kimberly Calles – Sociotropy
Ariana Buck - silver gelatin 1
Ariana Buck – silver gelatin 1
Tia Stephens - My Body is a Cage 1
Tia Stephens – My Body is a Cage 1
Ariana Buck - salt print 2
Ariana Buck – salt print 2
Kimberly Calles - Hello My Name Is___
Kimberly Calles – Hello My Name Is___
Marcello Martinoli - Tidying
Marcello Martinoli – Tidying
Augustine Lopez - The Silent Distress 5
Augustine Lopez – The Silent Distress 5
Mallory Barry - Water
Mallory Barry – Water
Bri Mazzola - Untitled from Drag Queens are Superheroes
Bri Mazzola – Untitled from Drag Queens are Superheroes
Izzai Fausto Martinez Angulo - As the Ambulance Drives Off
Izzai Fausto Martinez Angulo – As the Ambulance Drives Off
Kevin Zuniga - Crossed Out
Kevin Zuniga – Crossed Out
Mark Almanza - New Fences
Mark Almanza – New Fences
Quinn Standley - Untitled Self Portrait
Quinn Standley – Untitled Self Portrait
Fernanda Silva Mendoza - Look Through.  What Do You See
Fernanda Silva Mendoza – Look Through. What Do You See

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I fell down some stairs

I fell down some stairs

Lyle Emmerson Jr.
Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party

Roger Masterson
What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Utvista Galiante
Half Off Special

Half Off Special

Wilbur Dallas Fremont
Floral Arrangement

Floral Arrangement

Janessa Southerland