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When students enroll in one of the Photography area classes, they learn more than how to just operate a camera; they learn how to communicate photographically by visually examining their surroundings, whether they are local, regional or virtual spaces. Each class challenges students to explore the notion of “reality” and beauty inherently still present within a contemporary photograph as well as other concepts. Additionally, students gain competitive technical experience in traditional Black and White photography, 19th Century and Alternative Photographic Processes, Studio Lighting, as well as cutting-edge Digital practices. At the end of each class, students finish by creating final project portfolios encompassing self-defined conceptual goals and technical tools explored throughout the class. Some recent graduates are currently pursuing commercial photography, photo finishing, graduate school as well as fine art photography.

Why should you study Photography at CWU?

  1. Attend regional and national SPE conferences
  2. Exhibit work quarterly
  3. Compete in juried exhibitions
  4. Participate in the CWU Full Frame student club to discuss student photography interests and plan trips