The photography curriculum provides an in-depth program that is focused specifically on fine art photography through the study of traditional film/wet processes as well as newer digital and older nonsilver processes. Despite this focus, many graduates work successfully in applied photography fields.
Students begin with courses in traditional silver printing and continue with practical courses selected from an array of technical and conceptual electives. Film formats range from 35mm to 8x10, and advanced technical courses are offered in silver, color, view camera, nonsilver, and digital scanning, editing, and printing techniques.
Various thematic courses, offered on a rotating basis, encourage the integration of conceptual thinking with the materials and technical processes. Examples of these courses include Portrait/Self-Portrait, Photographic Interventions, and Contemporary Trends.
The facilities include group darkrooms with more than 50 4x5 enlargers, an 8x10 enlarger, 20 private darkrooms, a nonsilver darkroom, and a digital facility capable of high-end scanning and file preparation for inkjet and digital C-printing, and enlarged negative creation for nonsilver printing.