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Photography

ART AND ART HISTORY PROGRAM

The Photography program introduces students to technical investigations of traditional, film-based black and white methods and digital photography before moving onto more advanced concept and project-based classes. Students will gain a solid understanding of the technical foundations of photography while looking at its history and trends. In upper level classes students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the medium and develop finished portfolios of prints that demonstrate the many techniques they have learned.

 

Opportunities

Society for Photographic Educators Conference (SPE) and the NW Chapter of the same conference every year. In 2018, they hosted the NW version in Grand Teton National Park.

Within the Art and Art History Program, students have the opportunity to be apart of art organizations.   

Senior Studios can be acquired by application and are for advanced students enrolled in at least one credit hour of upper level courses in the Art and Art History Program to work on their creative research safely and independently. 

 

One of the most successful programs we have is the Post Undergraduate Assistantship. Senior graduating students can apply for a Post Undergraduate Assistantship for the year following graduation.

 

Program Information

For BA & BFA Major requirements, visit the Undergraduate Major. For Minor requirements, visit Minors in Art

 

Faculty 

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Bailey Russel

Academic Professional, Photography

 


 

Courses Offered

2255. Introduction to Photography, Digital. 3. Fundamentals of Digital and Color photography. Students will learn how to use their digital cameras, how to input images to Photoshop and out put them to prints. The class will begin with an investigation of techniques before moving through a series of assignments designed to develop the understanding of how to compose a body of work around a specific theme or concept. Lectures will work through the concepts and history of color photography and regular critiques will guide students towards creating a final portfolio of images. Prerequisites:ART 1110, ART 1130.

2265. Introduction to Photography, Black and White. 3. Fundamentals of Black and White film photography, including use of SLR cameras, how to correctly expose film, process it and create prints in the darkroom. The class will begin with an investigation of techniques before moving through a series of assignments designed to develop the understanding of how to compose a body of work around a specific theme or concept. Lectures will work through the concepts and history of Black and White photography and regular critiques will guide students towards creating a final portfolio of images. Prerequisites: ART 1110, ART 1130.

3265. Intermediate Photography. 3. Focuses on the production of a fully realized portfolio of images. Students will be guided with a set of conceptual projects towards exploring technical boundaries and potential of photography. Research and readings will lead towards the production of a finished and installed body of work. Prerequisites: ART 2255 and ART 2265.

4265. Photography III. 3. An advanced photography class focusing on the production of a fully realized portfolio of images. Student's interests will help shape a course dedicated to providing them with additional technical tools (traditional printing techniques, high level photoshop tools) and reading and discussions designed to push them beyond the comfortable boundaries of their photographic world.

4975. Independent Study and Research. 1-3 (Max. 6). Research options in all creative areas. Students work independently and provide demonstrated ability and background knowledge to carry out self-directed research or creative activity in the research area. Arrangements regarding curricular obligations and meeting times are made with the instructor in advance. Prerequisites: ART 2000 and 12 hours of art in research area and prior consent of instructor.

 

Student Work

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Student Work by Jordan Hoffmaster
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