Major in Photography - 60 credits
This program acknowledges photography as a discipline with a distinct artistic and historical identity. It also recognizes that contemporary photographic practice encompasses a rich multiplicity of formal and conceptual approaches.
The course structure of the Photography program and the orientation of its faculty reflect a concern that the student receive a strong historical and theoretical understanding of the medium. The program stresses the need for students to acquire the concepts and vocabulary necessary for critical discussion of photographic work, their own and that of others. Emphasis is placed on photography's social, as well as artistic, ramifications.
Students enrolled in Photography have access to a full range of digital and analog outputs. Exposure to these techniques and technologies help to bring about a broader understanding of contemporary image construction and media specificity.
For a list of required courses, please download the Program Guide according to your year of entry and refer to the course descriptions in the Undergraduate Calendar.
At an advanced level and in consultation with an advisor, students have the opportunity to pursue independent study courses. Schedules for courses are available on the class schedules website.
A portfolio, letter of intent and photocopies of recent transcripts are required for admission. The Portfolio Evaluation Form must be submitted with the portfolio. Get constructive feedback on your artwork before applying by attending our Portfolio Day.