Photograph of boy surrounded by dogs Credit: Jo Ann Walters

Photography Program:

Our Photography program provides in-depth study focused specifically on the understanding of photographs: what they do, how they function, and how to make them.

From the history of photography to advanced digital practices, students learn what it means to make photographs today.

Students begin with the traditional practice of film and large format photography and then work their way to building a robust digital practice. Students experiment with the material forms of book-making and video art as well as conceptual ideas within a larger art world context. Culminating in a senior project and solo thesis exhibition, students gain the tools to navigate what it means to be a lifelong artist.


“Studying photography is no longer only about only making images, although that is a large part of what we do. It is about using images and understanding how they function; from social movements and documenting injustice to telling our own story and cultivating a heightened sense of awareness, photographs have the capacity to impact our lives today more than ever.”

Joshua Lutz

Photography Facilities

The Photography Departments’ facilities combine a high-end traditional darkroom with a state-of-the-art digital platform.   We offer private and group darkrooms, Non-silver darkrooms, and digital facilities capable of high-end scanning and file preparation for inkjet and digital C-printing. We also offer non-traditional printing that incorporates various non-silver printing tactics.  Our facilities include shared and private shooting studios.

Our Visiting Artists Lectures

Critical to the photography department’s curriculum is the incredible world-renowned visiting artists that come to give lectures, meet with students, and form relationships with our alumni.

Gallery of Student Work

Our students are making critical work that is moving the dialog around what photography is capable of. They are artists, makers, and storytellers.