B.Sc. Photography

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Programme Overview

  • Photography has gone through a drastic change, over the years since its inception, – from a means of documentation to a subject of art.
  • Along with the traditional creative subjects of painting, sketching, designing and architecture, photography has carved a niche for itself all over the world. It helps to build a career which is a perfect mix of creative work and play.
  • With the advent of the internet, a huge market has opened up for Photographers all over, giving a large platform to the viewers.
  • The B.Sc. Photography programme plays an important part in shaping students’ photographic skills. It has also helps students’ photographs linger in the minds of the viewers to be admired often.

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising and Commercial Photographer.
  • Retouching Artist
  • Opportunities with Entertainment media, Gaming industry, Corporates , Multinational companies, Simulation Companies, and Research Centers.

Programme USPs

  • Industry relevant training
  • Highly skilled, experienced and talented faculty members
  • Fully equipped Photography studio for training students in all genre of photography
  • High level of training in all genre of photography
  • Robust workshops from talented photographers from the Industry
  • Increased emphasis on practical training

Programme Outcomes

    • Making students more skilled and relevant to the Industry
    • Encouragement for pursuing a postgraduate course in Photography
    • To build better Industry connections, and networking


Programme Duration

3 Years / 6 Semesters

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have passed PUC/12th standard or equivalent from any stream.


Programme Structure

I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester

V Semester

VI Semester


Photography Studio

A state of art photography studio with all modern facilities is there for students. The studio is very well equipped with high end cameras, lenses, lights etc. The studio also houses the industry standard light modifiers, light shaping tools etc.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choices for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades; based on their performance for each course in a semester; and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise.

The Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him/her have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of the Semester. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE being permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for the course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each:

Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination, for all the courses for which students registered during the semester, shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.


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Photography – like any other art forms have undergone a huge transformation. Professional Photography courses in Bangalore aim to provide the best industry experience for the students to help build a niche for themselves in this evergreen field. Along with the traditional creative subjects of painting, sketching, designing and architecture, photography has carved a niche worldwide. It helps to build a perfect career mix of creative work and play. The B.Sc. photography programme plays an important part in shaping students’ photographic skills. It has also helped students’ photographs linger in the minds of the viewers to be admired often.

CMR University aims at imparting industry-related skills for the students to stay relevant in the industry. As one of the top photography colleges in Bangalore, we encourage the students to pursue a postgraduate course in Photography and to build better Industry connections and networking. CMRU also organises many workshops and seminars to enrich students with the updated techniques and nuances of photography.



 What are the career opportunities in B.Sc. Photography at CMR University?

Photography students from CMRU have great career opportunities in the advertising, entertainment and media industries. With the increasing brand awareness in the marketing industry, there is a huge demand for product photographers. The media and entertainment industries always need a photographer with a good aesthetic sense and a creative mind.

 What is the scope after completing B.Sc. Photography at CMR University?

The students can choose to do an internship with a photographer of their choice and specialise in their line of photography. With an increasing number of drones and other technologies for clicking pictures, photographers will have great careers in the future. The students can also opt to enter the editing and retouching field in media. Fashion photography, wildlife photography, and product photography are gaining popularity if you are creative.

 Why CMR University for B.Sc. Photography?

CMRU provides access to industry-relevant training for the students. Their highly skilled and well-read faculty members provide adequate exposure for the students to understand the nuances of photography. To emphasise practical training, the university organises many workshops and seminars that serve as networking events for students.