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“We’re flexible to every student’s needs and make sure they have the equipment they need and an informed, exciting faculty—and then allow students to determine what their future will be.”
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
  • 486 students, 79 faculty, 111 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 12 credits in art history
    • 6 credits in elective courses
  • 111 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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