Since most photographers are self employed a photographer must
be a self-starter.
We provide the environment and opportunity for the student to learn fine art
photography. Students learn by making photographs. We encourage the student
to develop his/her craft and to explore ideas. Self expression is the engine
that drives the creative urge. Students are given assignment that allow them
to develop a working method. Students are expected to be self-educating and
proactive in their studies. Attending exhibitions, lectures and seeking out
photographers and other artists is an important part of photographic education.
Students learn to use their cameras, process images digitaly, print and mount or matt the photographs
for exhibition. Student works are exhibited in the Moudy Bld. every semester.
In the beginning course the assignments are designed to acquaint the student
with the physical controls of the medium and to build confidence and skills.
The typical assignments are: depth of field, motion, light,
point of view, multiple exposure and series.
The upper level courses provide the students with the opportunity to work on
projects that develop their sensibility, photographic skills and intelect. Study
of the history of photography and contemporary photography is essential for
photography students. In addition to the photography history class students
are introduced to photographers in the classes. Students make presentations
on contemporary and historic photographers as part of their photography classes. Visits to
the museums and galleries allows the students to understand the art and craft