Bachelor of Arts in Art: Photography
The Photography Option provides students with the technical training and critical framework to begin a creative life with photography at its center. Photography is understood as a broad range of practices and the medium’s image-making possibilities are meaningfully explored throughout the curriculum. The Photography program seeks to educate students so that they graduate with a refined understanding of the various dimensions that shape their practice. Upon program completion, students are expected to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of a diverse set of industry-standard photographic and related technical practices engaged with commercial, fine art, and digital media
- Fluency in the visual, technical, conceptual, and professional vocabulary necessary to succeed in the field of choice including commercial, fine art, and digital media
- Ability to expand photographic learning into cultural/social/political contexts
- Ability to navigate the commercial and contemporary marketplace with core knowledge of professional practices in the areas of commercial/studio, advertising, production, and editorial
Once students complete their foundation curriculum, they progress from traditional analog photographic processes to digital media. Courses cover a mixture of experimental analog photography, digital software, and alternative photographic processes. Seniors then focus on developing and refining their portfolio for their Senior Thesis Exhibition and future careers.