Photography

Photography is a two-year program of study admitting ten students a year. Darkroom, studio, and computer facilities are provided. Students receive technical instruction in black-and-white and color photography as well as nonsilver processes and digital image production.

The program is committed to a broad definition of photography as a lens-based medium open to a variety of expressive means. Students work both individually and in groups with faculty and visiting artists. In addition, a critique panel composed of faculty and other artists or critics meets weekly, as well as for a final review each term, to discuss student work.

Credit Requirements

51 credits in area of concentration, including ART 949, and 9 additional credits, including a minimum of 6 academic credits in courses outside the School of Art.

Typical Plan of Study

First Year, Minimum Fall-Term Credits
ART 822Practice and Production3
ART 828Issues in Contemporary Photography3
ART 844Individual Criticism: Photography6
ART 949Diving into the Wreck: Rethinking Critical Practice3
First-Year, Minimum Spring-Term Credits
ART 802Between Frames3
ART 829Issues in Contemporary Photography3
ART 845Individual Criticism: Photography6
Academic or Studio Electives3
Second Year, Minimum Fall-Term Credits
ART 825What Makes a Book Work?3
ART 828Issues in Contemporary Photography3
ART 844Individual Criticism: Photography6
Academic or Studio Electives3
Second Year, Minimum Spring-Term Credits
ART 823Critical Perspectives in Photography3
ART 829Issues in Contemporary Photography3
ART 845Individual Criticism: Photography6
Academic or Studio Electives3