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About the Photography Program

Learning Outcomes in Photography

Students in this major should have developed proficiency in:

  1. Proficiency in the use of a variety of cameras, including digital and video.
  2. Mastery in the creation and analysis of photographic images.
  3. Mastery in the development of film and printing and in the presentation of the final image.
  4. Knowledge of the history of photography.
  5. Proficiency in the use of software to edit and manipulate images.
  6. Ability to write articulately about art.
  7. Ability to develop a cohesive body of work.

In addition to the curriculum, there are many opportunities for students to become involved in photography at Carroll University:

  • Every fall semester, the Carroll Art Students Union sponsors a Photography/Digital Exhibition on campus. Outside professionals are brought in to select the award winners.
  • Every year, professional photographers visit Carroll and present lectures.
  • Every semester, we go on field trips to Milwaukee, Madison or Chicago to photography exhibitions and lectures. Those destinations include Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Chicago Art Institute.
  • Photography students can go to the Midwest Regional Society for Photographic Education Conference with a faculty member.
  • Photography study trips are taken through the New Cultural Experience Program. Those trips include such places as California, the Grand Canyon and Mexico.
  • Internships in photography are arranged at professional studios, advertising firms, newspapers and museums.
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