Our program is designed for the serious student of art who is interested in exploring the expressive potential of photography. Students are challenged to pursue their own direction through a curriculum that emphasizes experimentation and encompasses a wide range of approaches including: analog and historical practices, studio lighting, and a range of digital courses from essential software and camera fundamentals to image fabrication and documentary practice. In addition, the program includes courses in the history of photography, portfolio production, and professional practices that are important to the pursuit of photography after graduation.

The photography program supports creative work and scholarship by its faculty and students in all areas of the medium. Photography students are encouraged to participate in internships, the department’s study abroad programs, undergraduate exhibitions and exploration through individual and collaborative research.