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Bachelor of Fine Arts — Photography

Our curriculum focuses on the ideas of photography as a necessary and foundational discipline for all artists, and encourages both traditional and interdisciplinary approaches to the medium.

Undergraduate courses in photography provide our students with a high level of technical skills and an intensive studio and critique experience that, combined with the study of art history, broadens our students’ understanding of current aesthetic issues. Introductory level classes in photography offer a wide range of both technical and aesthetic information. This includes contemporary digital image capture and printing processes, as well as traditional materials and processes (i.e., wet darkroom). Critiques focus not only on technique, but how photographic tools can be engaged to express ideas.

Having completed Introductory Photography, students may enroll in Intermediate Photography, which engages the students with advanced digital processes and the world of historical and alternative photographic processes, encouraging the blending of wet darkroom and digital technologies. Successful completion of Intermediate Photo allows students to enroll in Advanced Photography classes in which students are encouraged to take on more complex aesthetic issues involving ideation, content, context, and criticism. They are also further encouraged to cross media boundaries whenever appropriate, which often results in works that are a hybrid of media. Advanced Photo students are also encouraged to find exhibition venues and to collaborate and engage with other artists.

Special emphasis is paid to the role of photography in today’s world and to the professional options available to fine arts photography students after graduation. Practical experience through participation in both internal and external exhibitions enables students to prepare themselves for future postgraduate exhibition opportunities of their work.

The DAAP Photo Complex is the college's academic support facility for photography and photo related curriculum. The complex provides a safe, smooth operating, well maintained educational photographic facility.  The photography facilities are part of the Computer Graphic Center, which also has a variety of input and output options that our curriculum utilizes, such as: laser etching, lenticular imaging, professional scanning (2D and 3D) as well as a range of software that is freely available in our computer labs.