The Photography division faculty and students conduct a rigorous investigation into the nature and meaning of photographic representation and its role in contemporary culture. Students are expected to demonstrate commitment to expressive inquiry, maturity of vision and take responsibility for their professional development as artists. The division takes a broad and progressive approach to the practice and definition of photography, encouraging you to question and expand the boundaries of the medium. The curriculum offers courses in traditional black and white darkroom techniques, digital and other image-forming technologies, color processes, large-scale photography, video, and performance.
Students in the Photography program are provided facilities that include black and white darkrooms, a professional lighting studio, large format digital output facilities, and digitally equipped classrooms.
The Center for Creative Photography plays an important role in the education of photography and art history students by offering access to all of the Center’s resources, including semester-long internships and lectures by distinguished photographers, historians, and critics. Studio photography and art history students studying the history of photography take advantage of photographic exhibitions, lectures, print viewings, gallery talks, an extensive photographic library, an artists’ book collection, and a world-class archive of photographs and related material.
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- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Photography Emphasis
- Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Photography Emphasis
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