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.

Program leadership

Steve Bliss

Dean, School of Fine Arts

Dale Clifford, SCAD foundation studies professor

Dale Clifford

Associate dean, School of Building Arts; Associate dean, School of Fine Arts; Associate dean, School of Foundation Studies

Kent Knowles

Associate dean, School of Fine Arts; Associate dean, School of Foundation Studies

Rebecca Nolan

Rebecca Nolan

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

Find your long-term career mentor

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:

  • Time
  • The New York Times
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • USA Today
  • People

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.

Learn more about the SCAD student experience