The study of Applied Media Arts - Photography at EU begins with digital capture and expands to instruction in film and darkroom techniques, as well as the use of large format cameras. Studio photography in the contemporary fine art context and its commercial applications are also explored. Photography classes are focused on individual critiques and group discussion of both technical processes and contemporary issues and ideas.
Internship classes at area studios and institutions are strongly encouraged. Many graduates of the program work as freelance photographers. Other graduates work in studios, publishing, museums or corporate/institutional photography departments. Some work as newspaper/documentary photographers, and some enter the teaching profession after completing a graduate degree.
Students seeking careers in photo-journalism or medical photography may want to consider pursuing minors in journalism or biology, respectively. A number of students have combined photographic studies with course work in the communications area to prepare for entry into the television and media fields.
The study of Photography at Edinboro University begins with black & white photography and darkroom work and expands through instruction in photographic techniques, color photography, non-silver photography, and the use of medium, large, and digital format cameras. Both studio photography for commercial application and contemporary art directions in the photographic medium are explored. Many students develop an interest in the documentary/ journalism field. Classes center around individual critiques and group discussion of both technical processes and contemporary issues and ideas.
The minor in Photography provides crossover experience in the fields of fine art and professional photography. From a grounding in the history of photography, courses cover traditional film and darkroom work, as well as studio, location, documentary, and contemporary fine art photography. Seniors develop multi-media projects, websites, and professional practices to accompany a personal portfolio in their chosen specialty. The program’s cross-disciplinary approach to the medium of photography is designed to flexibly supplement the student’s major area of study.