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Photography & Print Media

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Visual Arts Professor Ken Daley teaches students the art of letterpress and other printing techniques.

Photography Student

The Photography and Print Media major is a unique combination of reproducible media and concept-driven art practice. This pairing provides students with the ability to experiment across disciplines or to concentrate mainly in photography or print media. Each student will develop an individual program of courses that meets their interests.

In photography, students will gain a broad understanding of contemporary photography and its applications in today's world. From digital to analog, students will become well versed in technique as well as contemporary theory. Classes focus on darkroom, digital editing and studio lighting along with learning how to develop their own unique voice as a photographer and artist.

In print media, students have the opportunity to learn a wide range of print techniques and strategies. Every major image reproduction technology, from woodblock printing to large-format inkjet prints, is available to students. Print technique, history, and theory are brought together in guiding students' creative work and artistic development.

We Have New Facilities

Classes take place in the department's brand-new art building equipped with a state-of-the-art computer lab dedicated to photo students and supplied with the latest software. In addition, the photo area contains a darkroom, lighting studio, advanced print lab and general workroom. Print Media houses equipment for producing fine art lithographs and etchings, screenprinted shirts and posters, and one of the largest collections of moveable type on the eastern seaboard.

Continuance Portfolio Review

The Photo and Print faculty review portfolio submissions from every student wishing to enter the photography and print media major. The portfolio consists of artwork created during each student's preliminary studio coursework. This process assures that students are on the right track to advance into upper-level photography and print media courses where students explore and develop individualized concepts, subject matter, techniques, and media.

Our Capstone Experience

Photo and Print students are required to complete a course entitled "Senior Show" during their final year of study. The course focuses on the final development of each student's aesthetic vision and studio practice; culminating in a finished, exhibition quality project. The course also addresses professional installation, promotion, and documentation of finished work, concluding with a group exhibition in the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries.

We Have Great Faculty

The faculty consists of two full time and a team of dedicated part-time instructors. The faculty bring a range of experience as gallery artists, freelance professionals, and educators. Take a look at the sites below and feel free to drop them a line:

Assistant Professor Brendan Baylor [bbaylor@odu.edu]

Professor Greta Pratt [gpratt@odu.edu]

We Get Results

You can find our students working as renowned gallery artists, freelance photographers, curators, non-profit directors, business owners, and arts educators. Our students have exhibited their work in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL; and the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art. Their work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, on National Public Radio, and more.

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