Photomedia / About

Today the cultural saturation of visual imagery abounds; a degree in Photomedia is timely, pertinent, and engages one of the most important discourses of our time. Our degree prepares students to think creatively, learn through the creative process and engage in critical thinking. We teach photography and all of its broader manifestations in the context of contemporary art making. Our students are encouraged to explore their own unique paths to becoming artists and visually articulate citizenry.  

Throughout the three year Photomedia curricula, our students work independently as well as gain skills working collaboratively. They have access to state of the art printing facilities and high-end equipment. Both our MFA and BFA students are active participants in the rich offerings of the University of Washington including the Henry Art Gallery, and are an energetic and active presence in the broader Seattle artistic community.

“I'm excited to be part of a program where I have the tools and guidance to be fully creative. The University of Washington School of Art will challenge me in new ways and it will offer me an atmosphere where I can still continue learning about myself. I will gain the knowledge I need to become the artist I've always wanted to be.”

Brit, Photomedia BFA