Photography (Major)


We are grateful for the support of generous alumni that help us fund external opportunities and awards for our current students.

Jim Burger '82 Senior Thesis Project Award

  • The Jim Burger ’82 Senior Thesis Project Award is an annual competitive award that grants a cash prize to one senior to aid in the completion of their Senior Thesis coursework. Funding for this program has generously been provided by alumni Jim and Sue Burger.

Aperture Foundation Internship

    • The Maryland Institute College of Art and Aperture have partnered together to create a ten-week summer internship designed for qualified photography majors in their junior or senior year. The purpose of this program is to expose a soon to graduate photography student to a wide range of activities that define Aperture, from editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the creation of web content; educational programs for children and adults, and other business and development operations essential to a non-profit organization. The MICA Intern will work closely with the Aperture staff and contribute to the day to day work flow of the office, and will also make contacts within the photo community through meetings with various professionals in the photography field. Funding for this program has generously been provided by alumni SB Cooper and his wife RL Besson.

Friends of Photography Fund

  • Friends of Photography is an ongoing resource driven by alumni donors that offers funding for rolling proposals to boost student professional development opportunities. Funded projects have included travel for workshops and conferences, internship support, and exhibition materials support. We are grateful for donations and contributions to this important fund - please reach out to to discuss possibilities. 

Alumni Project Support Program

  • The Alumni Project Support Program recognizes that alumni may need continued support to work on post-graduation projects. We are able to support one alumni project per semester through access to our facilities and resources for defined projects with professional outcomes. Please reach out to see if your project is a possible fit.