Students in photography create their projects across the range of creative expression in the medium. Techniques range from traditional darkroom to the latest in digital formats, with the blending of technical and aesthetic knowledge to result in unique individual creative concepts being the primary focus of instruction. With a traditional photo lab, a digital photo lab, and a lighting studio, the program has the equipment and facilities to offer the student a quality experience to match their photographic interests…and to challenge them to develop new ways of seeing and creating images as well.
The photography program offers courses in three different facilities in Kresge Art Center: a 15-station traditional darkroom with print finishing/critique area, a digital photo lab (new in Fall 2006), and a professionally equipped lighting studio. Advanced digital cameras, view cameras, lenses, and portable lighting equipment are available for student use in various courses.
Students have easy access to other resources housed within the Kresge Art Center including: a well-equipped woodshop, the visual resource library, two digital labs, two exhibition galleries, two installation project spaces, the Form from Thought digital fabrication lab, and the Broad Art Museum.
Both BA and BFA students have gone on to a wide range of careers in photography, including fine art, advertising, fashion, and magazine/editorial illustration. Some have pursued the MFA degree, and thereafter held positions in college photography and design programs.