2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Photography, BFA

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Laura Heyman, Department of Transmedia
102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-1033, lheyman@syr.edu


Yasser Aggour, Doug DuBois, Laura Heyman, Edward Morris, Susannah Sayler


This B.F.A. degree program is designed for art students who wish to use photography as their primary creative medium. The program allows students to examine both traditional and contemporary aspects of fine art photography. Coursework provides thorough training in black-and-white, color, digital photography, and lighting. Special emphasis is placed on critique and the study of photographic history, criticism, and contemporary models. Work is encouraged in contemporary media, such as computer imaging, film, and video, as well as studies in art history and printmaking. Students who are interested in advertising and related fields often select electives in communications design.

Excellent facilities include black-and- white and color darkrooms. Digital facilities include: film scanners, archival inkjet printers and computers stations for image editing. Digital SLR’s, medium and large format film cameras, and an extensive array of lighting equipment are available for check out. A shooting studio is equipped for all formats of digital and analog photography.

Undergraduate students also benefit from the department’s close association with Light Work, a nonprofit organization on campus that sponsors and internationally renowned visiting artist program and exhibitions in the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery. In addition, the Department of Transmedia maintains its own gallery space for exhibitions and events, organized by graduate and undergraduate students.


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