The photography program within the CMU Department of Art & Design offers a wide range of technical, conceptual and historical coursework in fine art photography. Through a wide base of photographic curricula, we stimulate professional and technical development and critical thinking. Coursework includes classes in digital photography, studio photography, and alternative photographic processes within a large photography studio and two recently constructed teaching labs dedicated to photographic practice and high-resolution photographic printing.
Through the sequence of fine art photography courses students are exposed to a broad range of historic and contemporary styles and are encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of concepts, techniques and presentation. Photography students at CMU have won many honors, received research grants, and participated in art exhibitions at local, regional and national venues.
Facilities include two photography studios with a full compliment of lighting equipment, a 21-seat computer lab with up-to-date photo editing software, a traditional darkroom, and a dedicated digital print lab with a range of medium and large format printing capabilities.