The Photomedia program emphasizes a wide range of conceptual and technical practices in photography, video, and related media within the context of contemporary art.
Course work promotes awareness of the historical and contemporary artistic, social, and cultural roles of photography/video and a variety of related installation and material practices. The program offers basic instruction in lighting, darkroom use, large format digital and analog imaging, a strong technical grounding in contemporary digital imaging, and a depth of hands-on exhibition experiences within the program’s two exhibition spaces in addition to school-wide exhibition facilities.
A combination of studio, lecture, and seminar format classes are offered chronologically. The final year Senior Thesis Project is a three quarter sequence that culminates in the Thesis Exhibition in the school’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery.
The Photomedia program also offers a highly competitive departmental Honors Program with additional challenges and requirements, which include participation in graduate seminars and a one-person / small group exhibition.