Department of Art : Undergraduate Program


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.