The Photography program at UNT emphasizes intellectual, technical and creative growth. Coursework exposes students to a wide variety of photographic practices ranging from historical printing processes to contemporary web technology. Students are empowered though the development of self-discipline, cultural awareness and personal voice.
As a Photography student, you will take courses that give you the conceptual and technical skills necessary to excel as a photographer, including digital and traditional techniques in photography, art history, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Although you are not required to have a minor area of study, a wide variety of minors are available for those who wish to minor in other programs of study at UNT.
The Photography faculty members at UNT are established and active members in their field. Works from faculty are part of important collections such as the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris, Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth and the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Facilities at UNT include large format digital printers, up-to-date computer labs, a lighting studio as well as black and white, color and alternative processes wet labs. Opportunities to exhibit in on-campus galleries exist through a juried application processes.
Denton's proximity to the Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan areas offer a wealth of resources and experiences for UNT students such as renowned art museums and galleries. Internships with area galleries and photographers are available for students who wish to earn elective credit through work experience. Frequently, UNT students find employment after graduation as a result of contacts made during these internships.
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Shana ThompsonCongratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.
Art Education and Art History
Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.