Bachelor of Fine Arts

Photography

 

You are a creator. You dream of capturing and sharing your perspective with the world. Learn how to expand your creativity with us. 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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Photography is a contributing medium to much of the innovative work currently being pursued in the visual arts. Studies in photography consist of a careful balance between the development of the student's personal interests and the acquisition of technical skills. As each student moves through the concentration they build a command of technique, meet the challenges of aesthetic debate, learn about opportunities for work after graduation, and are given some of the essential business information which will help them survive and prosper in the professional market.

Courses include:
  • Bookmaking with non-silver printing
  • Color
  • Documentary and photojournalism
  • Internship with a commercial studio or regional gallery
  • Studio lighting
  • View-camera

In addition, students will take at least one digital imaging course. Our equipment in both traditional and digital imaging is housed in purpose-built studios. Many students aiming for a commercial career will also take a course in Winthrop's highly respected College of Business Administration.

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LEARN ABOUT YEAR 1: FOUNDATIONS

The Foundation Studies Program comprises a series of sequential courses taken by all B.F.A. in Art and B.A. in Art degree-seeking students. These courses occur during the first two consecutive semesters of a student's first year within the Fine Arts Department at Winthrop University. Concepts contained in these courses serve to educate the beginning student on broad issues concerning art and art history in order to adequately prepare them for their area of specialization.


DID YOU KNOW?

YOU CAN MINOR IN PHOTOGRAPHY!


What can you do with a B.F.A in Photography?

During their time in the program each student has ample opportunity to identify the direction for their professional career. This decision is arrived at after experiencing a broad range of studio activities, from being required to work on highly structured projects to becoming capable of generating independent work, all the time working closely with professionals in the field. Part-time instructors are hired to bring commercial practice to a classroom setting.

The range of careers available with a photography degree is quite astounding, including:

  • Architectural
  • Editorial
  • Fashion
  • Film and video
  • Food
  • Photojournalism
  • Product
  • Studio portraiture
  • Television

Recent graduates now work as commercial studio assistants, fine art gallery representatives, one medical photographer, in newspapers, custom-lab printing, computer generated imaging, and as exhibiting fine artists.


 

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Photography Program Works (pdf - 2.92 MB)


Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton

Professor of Fine Arts, Photography

Office: 207 McLaurin
Phone: 803/323-2671
E-mail: hamiltonm@winthrop.edu


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