In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


arts 2110
Beginning photography focuses on gaining a working understanding of black and white photo processes and, most importantly, opening up a dialogue about photography. In addition to assignments designed to help students understand the visual language of photography, the course looks at examples from the historical and contemporary worlds of fine art. Readings range from art and philosophy to science. Students create a final portfolio from all the assignments given.
Prerequisite: arts 2610

arts 3110
Expands technical possibilities available to students by introducing large format cameras. Class time involves evaluating work in progress, slide presentations (sometimes by students as research projects) or discussion of reading material. Students create a final portfolio from assignments.
Cameras provided.
Prerequisite: arts 2112

arts 3112
Intermediate course on alternative processes in photography, including advanced color techniques, non-silver printing and artists books. Content varies from semester to semester.

arts 4110
Group study designed to assist students in preparing their required thesis exhibitions. Meets twice a week as a group to evaluate and discuss work in progress.
Prerequisite: arts 3110

arts 4112
Assists students in preparing required thesis exhibitions. Meets twice a week as a group to evaluate and discuss work in progress. Students participate in class portfolio. Graduating fourth-year students are expected to complete a quality slide portfolio, resume, and artist statement in conjunction with the thesis exhibition.
Prerequisite: arts 3110

arts 2511
Photography in Italy
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arts 2511
Earth Art and Photography in the American West This four week course covers digital photography techniques and landscape photography. Class work focuses on understanding digital cameras, printing techniques and the history of landscape photography. Field works spend two weeks traveling through Colorado, Utah, Nevada Arizona and New Mexico visiting important Earth Art sites and photographing the landscape of the West.

arts 25?? Documentary Photography
Summer only course covers aspects of documentary practice as it relates to photography, including editorial, photojournalism, and personal research. Historical lectures cover the practices from Brady's Civil War work through the FSA and Magnum to contemporary photographers.