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“We provide our students with a community whose pleasure is the continual redefining of the medium, and the critical tools and confidence to recognize their sensibilities. Ultimately, their best strategy for the future is originality.”
Stephen Frailey
Chair
Student Work
About The Department
  • Cultivate your signature photographic style that will set you apart
  • Medium and large-format cameras available for use
  • Mentor program for seniors with renowned photographers, critics, photo editors and other professionals and artists
  • 427 students, 80 faculty, 108 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 15 credits in art history
    • 3 credits in elective courses
  • 108 courses offered, including:
    • Choosy Artists Choose GIF
    • Commercial Careers
    • Digital Photography: Branding Yourself
    • Digital Photography: Imaging and the Internet
    • Digital Video and Photography
    • Explorations in Abstract Photography
    • Experimental Digital Darkroom
    • Fashion: Concept Narrative
    • For Memory's Sake
    • How to Make It as a Working Photographer
    • Humor in Photography
    • Introduction to Alternative Process
    • Location Photography
    • Photographic Narrative
    • Photography on Assignment
    • Photography Seminar
    • Photography Thesis
    • Photography Video
    • Photography Workshop
    • Shoot, Shout, Change
    • Studio Photography
    • The Critical Eye
    • The Dark Stuff
    • The Eloquent Photographer
    • The Professional Community
    • The Viral Image
    • Vision and Technique
    • Visual Literacy Survey
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