Photography students begin with traditional darkroom photography, its tools and processes.
The photography program emphasizes digital color photography, image editing, and experimental and conceptual processes for advanced students.
Students studying Intermedia learn how to cross boundaries, combining elements of video, photography, sculpture, and even performance to create aesthetic experiences for a viewer.
Ball State's bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in studio art with an emphasis in photography and intermedia explores expressive art forms emphasizing the development of photographic vision as well as technical proficiency.
The photography and intermedia area is committed to teaching you how to work with photography's infinite creative possibilities and how to understand its artistic, social, and commercial applications. It is equally concerned with the time-based possibilities inherent to video and the intersection of various media forms.
Through traditional photographic avenues as well as newer ones involving digital technologies and 4-D, photographic images and video are everywhere we look.
What You Will Study
You will begin by mastering the mechanics of the SLR camera, traditional black and white photography and its various formats, and darkroom image development. You will then progress to digital and color imagery, as well as alternate processes in photography. Your exploration of video, time-based installation, sound, and myriad software is essential to this program.
Professors focus on helping you acquire a strong technical foundation through introductory courses. Then, they help you to mature as a creative artist as you explore diverse photographic and intermedia techniques and critical theories addressed in intermediate and advanced courses.
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What Can You Do with a Degree in Photography and Intermedia?
As a graduate of our photography and intermedia program you’ll be prepared for:
- a career as a studio artist
- a career as a commercial photographer or videographer
- excellent graduate programs for continued exploration
Paying for Your Education
Scholarships are a terrific way to help with costs. On top of the university’s scholarships available to you, the School of Art has several programs of its own. Begin searching.
Ready to Apply?
Have you decided that our photography and intermedia major is right for you? Then it’s time to begin the admission process.