Learning to Photograph the Living World: Capture the world through a camera. As a Photography student, you will learn how to use sophisticated cameras, to work with editing technology, and to deploy lighting techniques. You will also learn to work with professional software, including Adobe Photoshop; cultivate creative expression through photography; and develop a portfolio. As a student in the College’s Photography program, you will receive training on the same equipment and software used by industry professionals, get an introduction to developing a photography business, and gain experience working on a video crew.
The Photography curriculum provides special emphasis in several professional areas. Classroom lecture and laboratory assignments lead to the development of technical and aesthetic skills and knowledge preparing students to qualify for jobs in photography and related occupations. Students completing the Photography program will be prepared to work as photographers, studio assistants and imaging lab technicians.
Professional practices and production are emphasized, and students are encouraged to develop creativity and a personal aesthetic. Upper-level courses emphasize working with advanced techniques and portfolio preparation and allow students to focus on their specific fields of interest within the medium.
Policy Regarding Student Work:
The Department reserves the right to retain all student work submitted for grading for educational use or exhibition, or to select an example or samples for its permanent collection.
Students are required to supply all digital storage media while the department will provide cameras and video production equipment when available. The department also provides access to computers and professional photo editing software. Students in 200-level courses will be advised regarding the purchase of professional equipment. Approximate supply costs appear after each course description.