The Photographic Imaging 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 photographic imaging and related occupations. Students completing the Photographic Imaging program will be prepared to work as photographers, studio assistants and imaging lab technicians. Extensive darkroom, studio and imaging lab work is required, using both silver-based and digital technologies in both black and white and color.
Location or studio assignments are required in all courses. Professional practices and production are emphasized, and students are encouraged to develop artistic appreciation and imagination in their work. Upper-level courses emphasize working with advanced techniques and portfolio preparation.
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 film, paper, digital storage media, textbooks, presentation material and other supplies. Film cameras, digital cameras, and video production equipment may be provided by the department when available. Students in 200-level courses will be advised regarding the purchase of professional equipment. Approximate supply costs appear after each course description.