department of art & art history

FIne Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

artdept@etal.uri.edu – 401.874.5821

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Photography

Our studio program in photography reflects the rapidly expanding toolbox within the field with a range of hands-on classes in darkroom and digital imaging, independent studies, internships and a class on the history of the medium. We’ve designed our courses to encourage experimentation and explore conceptual approaches so that students can discover their visions as artists and communicators. The sharing, critiquing and appreciation of student ideas are part of the process of building and refining critical thinking skills.

students viewing photography displayed in gallery

Our Goals

  • Establish a strong foundation in the craft that is structured, instills self-discipline, and introduces a variety of techniques that are based in traditional and emerging photographic media
  • Establish a studio space that is a sanctuary for experimentation and interdisciplinary art making, a place where hybrid processes have a forum
  • Nurture a curriculum that will enable students to begin to identify their personal interests as they become increasingly self-directed in the process of exploring their visions as artists and communicators

Our Facilities

Students participating in photography courses will have access to black-and-white darkrooms and digital imaging labs. Cameras in various formats, tripods, lighting equipment, and other photographic tools are also available for student use.

“Knowledge of photography is just as important as that of the alphabet. The illiterate of the future will be ignorant of the use of the camera and pen alike.”
László Moholy-Nagy 1936

 

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