Photography students frame their future through the development of visual literacy, critical thinking and creative expression skills. Through lens-based processes students are immersed in their creative, professional, technical and intellectual growth in order to engage in complex, rich and multifaceted approaches to image making.
Our students are supported by accomplished active faculty and staff as well as a multitude of opportunities to interact with internationally acclaimed visiting artists who provide a wide range of views and approaches throughout the course of study. Supplementing the classroom and studio experience, students are connected to internships through our strong network of award-winning alumni (commercial photographers, fine art galleries or other creative professionals) who provide excellent creative and professional opportunities and the student organization Parallax.
While in the program students are immersed in genres and mediums spanning historic processes, black and white, digital imaging, mixed media, web technology, installation and video. Students leave the program empowered through the development of a professional and creative practice, self-discipline, cultural awareness and a personal voice. Throughout the curriculum students have regular access to an up-to-date digital scanning and printing studio, a lighting studio, large darkroom and alternative processes spaces, as well as equipment and library resources related to the study of photography.
Students pursuing the BFA complete a final portfolio and participate in the Photography B.F.A. exhibition. The MFA program integrates creative research, contemporary theory and practice culminating in a thesis exhibition.
- Dornith Doherty, Distinguished Research Professor
- Paho Mann, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
- O. Gustavo Plascencia, Lecturer
- Greg Watts, Professor and Dean of CVAD
- Tom Leininger, Art Technician and Adjunct Faculty
Internships and Professional Opportunities
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 museums, galleries and photographers are available for students who wish to earn credit through work experience. Frequently, UNT students find employment after graduation as a result of contacts made during these internships.
Among the places where our students have interned or found employment are:
|Advocate Magazine||Perot Museum|
|Cohn Drennan Contemporary||Ryan McGinley Studio|
|Cris Worley Fine Arts||Sicardi Gallery Houston|
|D Magazine||Southwest The Magazine|
|Dallas Museum of Art||Talley Dunn Gallery|
|Dallas Observer||The Amon Carter Museum of American Art|
|Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute||The Clutts Agency|
|Fotofest Houston||The Crow Collection of Asian Art|
|Holly Johnson Gallery||The Fort Worth Modern|
|Houston Center for Photography||The Public Trust|
|Museum of Fine Art Houston||The Warehouse|
Maria Leake (Art Education PhD 2010) publishes in Art EducationCongratulations to Art Education PhD alumna Maria Leake on the publication of her article "Social Engagements With Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice" in the September 2014 issue of Art Education.This special issue of Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association, focuses on Theory & Practice in Art Education. Nicely done, Dr. Leake!
Art Education and Art History
Congratulations to Art Education PhD alumna Maria Leake on the publication of her article "Social Engagements With Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice" in the September 2014 issue of Art Education.
This special issue of Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association, focuses on Theory & Practice in Art Education.
Nicely done, Dr. Leake!