UNL's Department of Art & Art History provides a unique and intimate environment for the study of photography. Class enrollment is limited to 18 and is often smaller so students receive individual attention enabling a sustained line of inquiry over several semesters. We offer beginning courses in both analog and digital technologies so intermediate and advanced students are free to choose between them or use a combination to pursue their ideas. UNL photography students are actively engaged in exhibiting their work on and off campus and further broaden their education through field trips to exhibitions in other cities. They work closely with visiting artists in demonstrations, Q&A sessions and portfolio critiques to prepare for life as professional artists after graduation.
The Photography area offers a range of studio courses in darkroom and digital photography that focus on technical, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of the medium as well as photography theory, history, criticism and contemporary practice. These courses are designed to provide a foundation for independent artists who use photography as a medium of expression. Studio art majors with an emphasis in Photography can take up to six regular courses in the area as well as special topics courses and independent study hours.