Photo and Computer Imagery
The B.F.A. Photography/Computer Imagery program offers students a professional degree with an emphasis on creativity, critical thinking, and practical application, in terms of both digital and traditional photographic processes. The photography and computer imagery program allows each student to develop a personal style, informed through the study of photography as an art form, the historical context from which it emerged, and its role within contemporary art and culture.
The first two years of courses have been designed to provide a strong foundation for technique and professional application, while encouraging an exploration of a variety of media processes and visual approaches. The last two years of courses have been designed to emphasize more of an individual direction, culminating with an exhibition that the student creates, organizes, and promotes. In addition, to prepare for a career in photography and computer imagery, a series of Professional Practice courses have been designed to teach students how to prepare a portfolio, which includes a résumé, artist statement, and examples of work.
The photography and computer imagery program offers related internships, along with the opportunity to produce highly visible work for clients such as the National Park Service and the United States Department of the Interior.