Photographic Imaging Concentration

Gain an understanding of the design, composition, light and color required to create visually compelling and moving photo images.

You will develop advanced capabilities and enhance your aesthetic and artistic creativity in contemporary photo imaging. Build your proficiency in traditional, alternative, digital image media technology and motion technology. 

Photo Imaging offers students the opportunity to work with digital images and state of the art medium and large format Epson printers as well as with film in a traditional darkroom and video equipment and editing software.  The renovated lab space has been designed to allow for the integration of analog and digital technologies.  A fully equipped lighting studio is available where students have access to large format cameras and other equipment.  

Faculty member in discussion with students in classroom
A critique with Prof. Jenee Mateer.

Courses in the Photo Imaging concentration are designed to give students a strong technical, conceptual and aesthetic foundation for creating contemporary imagery as well as an understanding of professional possibilities for the medium.  One such course acquaints you with real-world technology through exposure to regional professionals, who provide field experiences on a rotating basis in their studios, service bureaus and digital labs. You also visit regional graduate programs to explore advanced degrees in the fine arts. Students in the concentration can complete the B.S./B.A. or B.F.A. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Pursue Your Passion

Graduates have gained acceptance to prestigious master’s programs at Pratt Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art and Savannah College of Art, among others. Our graduates work in corporate, museum, educational and commercial positions and in freelance operations.

Exhibit Your Photos

Students are encouraged to exhibit their work in local shows throughout the region and have exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place and Baltimore’s Creative Alliance.

Internship Opportunities

Build your portfolio as you choose a one-, two- or three-semester internship experience with a working professional in a photo imaging specialty, in labs and/or in actual classroom teaching.

Photographic Imaging Student Work Gallery

Photographic Imaging students create 3–5 studio projects per course. Photographic Imaging studio projects demonstrate students' technical and aesthetic skills for entry into the Photographic Imaging field. Photographic Imaging student work by: Ilana (left), Anna Hodges (top right), Kara Nieberlein (bottom right).