So how do you pick the top photography program from the rest? How do you know which one is right for you? This question can also be applied to Culinary art program or real estate appraisal courses. The top program for you should be based on your career goals, the qualifications of the faculty, the geographic locations of their facilities, and whether or not grants or scholarships are accepted.

If you want to work for a fashion magazine, then the college’s curriculum should “focus” on that type of photography. Same as if you want to do freelance nature shots. The fact that the photography school you choose should focus on your needs, so too should the faculty. Do you want an experienced fasion lay-out photographer teaching you the best methods from which to shoot the native wildlife of Australia? I would want the talents of my teacher to correlate with what I am studying. And the top photography college of my choice would do just that.

Finances should also be taken into consideration. Can you cover the cost of tuition, or is a grant or scholarship needed? Does the location of the school need to be taken into consideration? The fact though that this is probably not just a career choice but a lifelong passion, should make these types of questions easy to resolve. If you thoroughly enjoy photography, picking out the top photography college for you personally should not be hard at all. In fact, it should be as rewarding to you as photography is.

Did you know:

According to US News and World Reports the following are the top 2010 National Schools offering Art majors

1.      Yale University – New Haven, CT
2.      University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
3.      Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
4.      Brown University – Providence, RI
5.      Rice University – Houston, TX


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