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, you’ll learn what it means to make photographs today.

You’ll begin with the slowness of traditional practice of film and large format photography and then work your way to building a digital practice. You’ll experiment with forms from book-making to video art. You’ll create exhibitions of your own work and understand what it means to be a lifelong artist.

You’ll begin with courses in traditional silver printing and continue with practical courses selected from an array of technical and conceptual electives.


We offer private and group darkrooms, a non-silver darkroom, and a digital facility capable of high-end scanning and file preparation for inkjet and digital C-printing, as well as enlarged negative creation for non-silver printing.

“Studying photography is no longer only about only making images, although that is 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, Chair, Photography

​Gallery of Student Work