The Photographic Arts Lab and Digital Photographic Arts Learning Center provide materials and facilities for students to experience equal-opportunity, professional-level access to photo-graphic equipment and processes. Paired with a tightly focused curriculum, students learn how photography impacts social history, become engaged in critical theory, challenged to contribute original research, and empowered to enter the industry with a competitive edge. See our Facilities.
With a team of 3 full-time faculty, 10 associate faculty, a full-time lab manager, and student assistants, the Photography Department hosts a series of events throughout the year, including speakers, workshops, field trips to museums and galleries, portfolio review observations with FotoFest Biennial, group exhibitions, and photo demonstrations with the local Girl Scouts. When classes and homework are over, students can get involved with the Obscura Photo Club to organize various events centered on service learning and community involvement. Competitive department scholarships are offered each semester to promote outstanding student work and support production for an annual exhibition. Learn more about Scholarships.More questions? Visit our FAQs.