Photography courses offer students the opportunity to learn traditional silver gelatin, digital, and non-traditional photographic processes in order to explore personal vision as well as social and cultural issues. Students learn to use the camera as a tool to explore artistic and conceptual ideas as well as understand how to create an effective photographic series. Each student learns to be sensitive and conscious of lighting, composition and image design. Emphasis is on developing the skills of printing or color management of images to fully realize projects. Along with studio work, students study the history and criticism of photography as a visually expressive language.