Photography Program in Studio Arts
The photography program emphasizes the development of technical and conceptual skills,
the shaping of a personal esthetic and a solid grounding in contemporary critical theory.
The goals of the program include preparation for graduate study and a career as an
independent studio artist.
Photography students are offered courses in basic black and white, color, and digital
photography as well as Social Documentary Photography and History of Photography. In
addition, Special Topics courses on thematic content such as Studio Lighting,
Interdisciplinary Approach to Photography, The Body, Narrative, The Landscape,
Biography/Autobiography and Social Action are offered on a rotating basis. Students who
are in the photography program for five or six semesters should be able to take all
courses offered and will have acquired a strong technical background and conceptual
framework in fine art photography.
The photography program provides a large group darkroom for black and white printing and
film processing. We also have a small Special Projects darkroom for advanced level
students. Students have access to a shooting studio with twelve foot wide changeable
backgrounds, professional lighting equipment, and view cameras for shooting large format
film up to 8x10. There is a large space for print finishing and mounting.
photography we have a well-equipped classroom/Mac lab outfitted with computers, film
scanners, two large format Epson printers, flatbed scanners, and a high resolution film