Art and Design, B.S. - Photography

The Photography specialization emphasizes an expressive and comprehensive approach to photographic image making.  Students explore the medium's creative potential and place within contemporary art and culture through a diverse curriculum, while also developing technical competency and practical knowledge in a range of techniques.  Courses cover the most current digital technologies, as well as traditional analogue and hybridized processes.  Throughout the program, students are exposed to a variety of specialized topics  such as studio lighting, analogue and digital printmaking, DSLR video, advanced digital image manipulation and bookmaking.  During their final year of the specialization, students expand upon a personalized portfolio towards a senior exhibition, ultimately preparing for a graduate visual art program, a creative commercial field or a life in the arts. 


  • Analogue black & white darkroom for making silver gelatin prints
  • Digital printmaking facility equipped with 6 iMacs loaded with Adobe Creative Suite, Hasselblad Flextight and Epson scanners, Epson large format inkjet printers
  • Students enrolled in photography courses have access to a variety of cameras and lighting equipment such as: Canon 5D Mark III DSLR cameras, medium and large format cameras, strobe lighting kits and video/audio equipment.  Students also have access to a 16 station iMac computer lab in the Art Department


Visit the SCSU Photography student showcase.