The photography program offers students the chance to learn and refine both traditional darkroom and digital photography techniques. Assignments encourage a variety of ways of experimenting with photography as a medium to achieve a broad knowledge and set of skills, as well as an improved visual literacy.

Intermediate and advanced courses ask students to push themselves further, to refine their images, techniques, and conceptual frameworks. Taking risks and experimenting are encouraged as students find their own voice and style within the medium. Courses include exposure to contemporary photographers, issues in photography, as well as historical context. Critiques of student work in all courses serve as an important component for growth, feedback, and learning.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Camera functions
  • Film Development
  • Darkroom printing
  • Lighting/Studio lighting
  • Digital editing in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Fine art printing
  • Contemporary art photographers
  • Photo history
  • Experimental photographic techniques
  • Artist statements
  • Series/Portfolio refinement