Program & Facilities

The University of Central Florida's Bachelors of Science in Photography degree program provides a balanced photographic education by incorporating strong technical, creative, and critical skills to empower our graduates for life long success in a variety of professional photographic fields.

Commercial Studios


Working with a diverse professional faculty in an environment that encourages excellence and innovative approaches to photography, the studies offered at UCF present students with an opportunity to further explore their creative potential while positioning graduates to compete in a rapidly changing industry.


Gallery 202 with guest artist Alizz Vichchou

The UCF B.S. in Photography is a 2+2 degree program. Partnering with the Daytona State College A.S. in Photographic Technology program it allows those who have completed the A.S. degree from DSC to seamlessly merge into their third and fourth years at the university level. Students coming from other A.S. in Photography degree programs or those having the appropriate first and second year photography courses are considered on a case-by-case basis.

UCF Digital Lab

Both photography programs are located on the UCF Eastern Region campus at Daytona State College and occupy a two story, fifty-six thousand square foot building with state of the art studio, computer, darkroom, and classroom facilities. The prestigious Southeast Museum of Photography is also located on campus.

Commercial Studios

Portrait Studios

The two schools and the museum are known as the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. The college is situated on International Speedway Boulevard just a few miles east of the Daytona International Speedway, west of the World's Most Famous Beach and a little north of the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral.

Patrick Ruddy

Launch from Cape Canaveral

Key Requirements

●  42 total hours of upper division photography courses.

●  Two required elective courses.

●  A capstone course where students create work to be included in an exhibition at the     Southeast Museum of Photography.

Southeast Museum of Photography upstairs galleries

Southeast Museum of Photography downstairs galleries
Southeast Museum of Photography downstairs galleries

A 20 enlarger printing facility with over 400 square feet of working space

A 20 enlarger printing facility with over 400 square feet of working space

What Else Can Students Expect?

●  A low student to faculty ratio. Students in the major are engaged by talented, experienced, and accessible teachers and advisors.

●  Established industry partners for internships.

●  An opportunity for students to tailor their photographic studies toward specific goals.

●  The Southeast Museum of Photography features exhibitions and a speakers’ program from established visual artists, critics and scholars who introduce students and the larger community to a wide range of ideas and topics.

●  An 800 square-foot teaching gallery (Gallery 202) in the photography building that is dedicated to presenting the work of students, alumni and invited artists in individual, group, themed, and juried exhibitions throughout the year.

●  iMac and Epson based digital labs and classrooms with a variety of large format and table-top printers.

●  The Adobe Creative Cloud suite on all workstations.

●  Wet-process darkrooms for film. A 20 enlarger printing facility with over 400 square feet of working space.

●  A lab dedicated to the archaic processes.

●  3 commercial studios with 3998 square feet of space.

●  5 portrait studios with 1990 total square feet of space.

●  An equipment stock room that eases the demanding workflow for students by selling supplies and loaning and renting a large range of photographic equipment including cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment.


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