About Photo Image Making
Photo Image Making courses offered in the Department of Art and Art History are structured to enable students to concentrate on expressive, personal applications of the photographic medium. Projects and assignments encourage each student to explore individual directions, with equal emphasis given to intuitive and intellectual concerns; work produced is evaluated for aesthetic quality and technical excellence. Our curriculum is designed to provide each participant with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of contemporary photographic practice, while emphasizing investigation of the medium for its expressive potential and understanding its connections to the contemporary art world. Interdisciplinary and experimental work is encouraged, as are more traditional approaches and conventional processes. We have the facilities to enable offerings in a wide range of processes and techniques, from standard silver-based imagery production and digital capture/output methods to alternative processes such as cyanotype and palladium printing. In short, we have the ability to provide information and instruction in whatever image making strategy a student wishes to pursue.