The method of photography addresses how signifiers, symbols and metaphors are used to create meaning within the photographic frame. The photography concentration teaches photographic image as both language and craft. Through classes that address digital and analog skills, students learn how to use digital and film cameras, edit their images, and make digital and darkroom prints.

The concentration provides a fluid transition between digital and film technologies, providing array of digital and analog equipment to support the production of professional quality, large format prints both digitally and in the darkroom.

The goal of this program is to draw attention to the construction of the photographic image and how it produces meaning in order to teach students the necessary skills to produce their own meaningful images and participate responsibly in visual culture.

Career opportunities

  • Fine arts photographer
  • Photography instructor or professor
  • Independent photographer
  • Freelance photographer
  • Digital imaging
  • Editorial photographer
  • Photojournalist 
  • Product photographer 
  • Fashion photographer
  • Landscape photographer


  • Digital lab with 15 iMac computers with up-to-date Adobe imaging software, multiple flatbed scanners and two Epson Sure Color P5000
  • Large format printing lab with 44 inch Epson Sure Color P8000 and large format Epson flatbed scanner
  • Large format film scanning room with Hasselblad X5 4x5 film scanner and Epson Stylus Pro 7800
  • Black and white darkroom with 20 enlarging stations, two processing rooms, two film-changing rooms, and a finishing room
  • Sinar, Calumet, Arca Swiss, and Canham 4x5 View Cameras
  • Canon Rebel DSLR Cameras
  • Studio lighting equipment and backdrops

Student work gallery

Area coordinator