The Department of Photography provides a comprehensive survey of photographic theory and practices. Throughout the curriculum, students work with traditional materials such as silver-gelatin, and color prints and alternative methods such as tintypes, gum oils, vandyke, and cyanotypes. Students learn to apply digital processes to the aforementioned chemical based methods as well as master an entirely digital workflow from capture to print. Such a broad-based program allows students to investigate all aspects of the medium and garner the essential technical skills necessary to establish their own personal voices. In the final year, each student participates in two thesis classes. In these classes students generate a professional caliber body of work that culminates in an exhibition. With an emphasis on finding innovative solutions and critical inquiry, graduates will be well prepared to adapt to the ever changing technical and career possibilities offered in the field of photography today and in the future.