With its roots in still photography, the BFA and MFA tracks support students in a broad range of media and approaches, including still and moving images, installation, new media, sound, performance, and publication. All grounded in conversations about the histories of photography and media, the politics of representation, the changing role of cameras and photography in our daily lives, social documentary and activism.
Faculty represents a broad range of these practices within their own work, including analog and digital photography, moving image and installation, writing and publishing, painting and social practice, working between the contexts of museums and galleries, documentary, art criticism, and community and grassroots venues.
Alumni of the program are most directly prepared to work as artists, leading successful careers in the worlds of contemporary art, photography, and filmmaking. However, the ways in which each graduate chooses to apply their skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities in the world allows for varied career paths, including: fine artists/photographers/filmmakers, documentarians, educators, editorial and commercial photographers, writers and art critics, journalists, curators, museum administrators, designers, publishers, and entrepreneurs whose businesses include photographic and film production companies, art galleries, photography labs, and fine-art finishing and handling services.