Throughout their four semesters in the area, photo students are exposed to as wide a range of photographic techniques as possible and encouraged to use those tools to develop a personal vision in the medium.
Emphasis is on a fine art approach to the medium. Right from the start, students are expected to gain an understanding of the photographic language and its place in their own work. Time is spent each week analyzing the work of established photographers to better gain an appreciation for this language.
Supervised lab hours offer students access to the darkrooms.
The photography area includes facilities for both darkroom and digital work. Darkroom facilities include a dedicated film processing area as well as group and individual darkrooms with 4×5 variable contrast enlargers.
The digital facilities include Nikon and Imacon film scanners capable of scanning up to 4×5″ film, and a variety of printers for both small and large scale photographic output.