Presented by Photog Fest:

Photographer Of The Year Award

  • The winner of the Photographer Of The Year Award will receive a scholarship to Minneapolis College of Art and Design for 4 years valued at $70,000. The winner will be announced at the 2019 Teen Indie Awards at the Historic Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York City.

Oficial Selections

  • All Photog Fest Official Selections, Jostens Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner, Category Prize Winners and Category Finalists will be exhibited at The Caelum Gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Chelsea is known as the artistic center of the city with over 200 galleries.

  • Date TBA - Time TBA
    (526 W 26th St #315, New York, NY 10001)

Photog Fest’s 2018 “Best Overall Photographer” winner, Kaitlyn Gordon, finding out she has won a $70,000 MCAD Scholarship.

Presented by Jostens Photo Contest:

Grand Prize Winner

  • $1000 cash* and a Canon Rebel T6i camera with 18-55mm zoom lens.

Category Prize Winners

Each category as outlined on the homepage of the contest website will award 1st-5th place plus honorable mentions.

  • 1st place - $500 cash* and photography accessories from Wolfe's Camera

  • 2nd - 5th place - Photography accessories from Wolfe's Camera

*Awarded in the form of a check.

Do you love capturing moments with your camera? Are you the friend in your group who’s always taking photos? Can you play around in Photoshop for hours?

As a Photography Major You Will:

  • Acquire a range of technical photography and photo-enhancing software skills

  • Delve into both the applied and fine art fields

  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media

  • Communicate your ideas visually

  • Prepare for a professional career in photography

MCAD’s photography major challenges you to consider photography as a way of knowing the world.

To this end, you become well-versed in the history, contemporary practices, and cultural impact of the medium. You are provided with a full range of technical skills that will serve you in both the applied and fine art fields. You are encouraged and expected to explore your ideas from a personal perspective and with rigor.

From your first compositions and critiques to real-world work experiences, the BFA curriculum is a systematic process that transforms you from an MCAD student into a creative professional.

Year One: MCAD Community

  • Develop your place in the MCAD community through classes, critiques, student activities, and more

  • Explore your major options

  • Take foundation classes

    • Studio: technical skills and work ethic

    • Liberal arts: art history and vocabulary

Year Two: Focusing Interests

  • Declare photography as your major

  • Build concentrated photography skills, both conceptual and technical

Year Three: The Community of Practice

Year Four: The Professional World

  • Deepen your investigation of and commitment to your body of work

  • Participate in the Emerging Talent Showcase and share your work with potential employers

  • Develop and complete a semester-long project to culminate in the Commencement Exhibition