Years of experience behind the lens
Photography faculty at SCAD are masters of their trade, with decades of experience in the professional world. From fine-art photographers to photojournalists to advertisers, every hue of the spectrum is represented in these halls. Professors have global publication credits, gallery shows and countless industry awards to their names — and they want to share their insight with you.
Associate dean, School of Fine Arts; Associate dean, School of Foundation Studies
Michael James O'Brien
Associate chair, photography
"My goal as a professor is to extend an appreciation for the fine arts and instill academic and professional qualities that will help students succeed in their careers as photographers."Nathaniel (Lee) Bareford | Photography professor
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SCAD faculty combine professional prowess with real-world know-how. A majority of our professors are full-time, which, combined with small classes sizes that average less than 20 students, yields plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction. In fact, SCAD has more full-time photography faculty members than any other art and design school.
Our photography faculty have shown their work in the following publications and galleries:
- The New York Times
- Museum of Contemporary Photography
- USA Today
See the big picture
Our superb faculty is only one aspect of the SCAD culture of excellence, which extends to all areas of student life. From world-class facilities and equipment to unforgettable signature events to visits from the biggest names in the industry, you'll love being a student at SCAD.
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