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College of Arts & Sciences



The Photography curriculum grounds students in the creative, conceptual, and technical aspects of the medium. Courses cover topics and techniques in black and white, color, film, digital, and studio photography. Introductory level courses are specific to particular tools and skills such as darkroom processes and digital technology. Students are encouraged to use these techniques to facilitate their ideas and creative development. Class discussions, readings, presentations, and critiques foster a critical dialogue about issues in historical and contemporary photography. Intermediate and advanced courses focus on developing projects, refining personal vision, and further expanding the aesthetic, technical, conceptual, and professional skills to establish an artistic practice.

During the first year of study, graduate students are encouraged to explore different concepts and techniques. During the last two years of the program, they are expected to execute a cohesive, developed body of work.

For more information on the ETSU Photography faculty and students please check out our blog:

bradley marshall

Facilities and Equipment

  • Alien Bee flash with portable power packs
  • 5 - Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera kits
  • Darkroom with 15 black and white englarging stations
  • Digital lab with 18 iMac computers with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 8 - 4x5 field cameras,
  • 7 - 4x5 studio rail cameras
  • Epson Expression 12000XL Graphic Arts flatbed scanner
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and 4880 printers
  • Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printers
  • Graduate research space on campus
  • Hasselblad Imacon Flextight X5 scanner
  • Interfit S1 On-Location Portable 2-Monolight Kit
  • Mac-based Studio with continuous and strobe lighting
  • Sony a7R II Alpha mirrorless digital camera


Tema Stauffer

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