Everyone takes photographs, but not
everyone is a photographer. It takes an artistic eye, a certain passion and
well-honed technical skills to develop into a professional.
As a Photography major, you’ll push the
boundaries of the discipline and challenge established ways of seeing as you
fully explore how photographic images are made, presented and interpreted.
Beginning with film processing and darkroom printing, you’ll move on to
experimenting with digital capture and imaging in various forms. This includes
high-end printing at medium and large scales, and web, installation, book and
Professors will challenge you to really
think about and articulate your ideas and will help you to strengthen your
expressive and technical skills in response to both studio assignments and
personal projects. Whether you go on to specialize in commercial or editorial
photography, teach, pursue a fine arts career, start your own business or
combine several options, you’ll leave RISD able to fully express your own
unique way of seeing the world.