The Photography department at Western Connecticut State University emphasizes the use of the photographic medium as an artistic tool. The photography classes provide a balance of practice and theory, which assures the understanding and appreciation of creativity, production, and research. A variety of formats are taught within the curriculum to create a program that includes experimental, narrative, and documentary approaches to photography.
Students are trained in traditional Black & White photography, digital technologies and a variety of historical and experimental techniques.
The department includes a digital lab equipped with Apple Macintosh computers, scanners, and printers. Alumni of the Photography program have become successful in areas such as publishing, commercial photography, studio portraiture, fine art photography and independent freelance photography.