The study of photography can be applied in a range of professions, including commercial studio work, photo editing in publications, working with photography collections in museums, and teaching at the high school or college level. The photography program at UTA was established in 1971. The curriculum is carefully designed to prepare students to enter a career or a graduate program with a strong portfolio and the needed technical skills. The rapid shift to digital technologies in the past few years has resulted in profound changes in the methods that we use to capture images and produce prints. The faculty has embraced the digital world while maintaining a strong commitment to traditional methods. We believe that the best photographers are able to produce images to communicate and express ideas. The program offers great diversity of curriculum, approach and technology. We have complete facilities for both ‘wet’ darkroom processing and digital work.
The five full-time faculty in photography represent a wide range of expertise and experience in the field. All faculty are exhibiting artists, have vast professional experience and come from a national base of graduate study. Students are encouraged to work with all faculty throughout their studies. The intermediate photo course is our ‘gateway’ upper level course, providing the foundation for all advanced classes. The advanced classes are devoted to specific technical skills and the development of personal expression into a visual statement. We schedule a portfolio review for each student at least twice during their studies, attended by the photography faculty and any other faculty in the Department invited by the student.
The mission of the School of Art is to provide a stimulating and challenging environment in which students develop creative and scholarly potential, to support faculty members in the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, to serve public and professional constituencies and to promote intercultural understanding through art. The School of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Landers Photography School provides many opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and experience as a photographer. Whether you are a Mom wanting to create better pictures of your children or you are a full-time pro, we have a class that's just right for you.