Photography

Photography Fundamentals

The photography program in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art provides in-depth experience in black and white, fine art photography as well as in color printing, commercial photography, digital imaging and alternative approaches to the medium. Technical mastery and advanced conceptual thinking are emphasized, along with a solid grounding in historical and contemporary issues.

State-of-the-art facilities include:

  • separate darkrooms for introductory and advanced students
  • color darkroom with a 26" automated roller transport print processor
  • two commercial studios with 4" x 5" view cameras and studio strobe units
  • digital imaging computer labs

Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, providing comprehensive preparation for professional practice, also are offered in the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic design
  • Metalsmithing
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Studio Art

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Experience

The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:

  • ceramics
  • commercial photography
  • computer imaging
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • metalsmithing
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture
  • two-dimensional design
  • three-dimensional design

Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.

In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.

Real World Experience

Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:

  • Disney World
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • advertising agencies
  • design studios

Art Student Organizations

  • Student Art League
  • Design x Nine

Sample Curriculum

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