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Lower level courses in photography are specific to particular processes or tools used in the medium. They include both technical and aesthetic problems relating to topics such as black and white materials, a variety of formats, digital, color, view camera, and studio photography. Students are encouraged and expected to define their own area of interest through the required 18 hours of upper-level independent studies. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on the artistic, historic, contemporary, conceptual, visual, and technical aspects of photography. These elements of the medium can be applied to any application of photography. The nature of the photographic image is a constant issue of exploration in all courses in this program.

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:

BFA Area of Emphasis - Photography
BFA Studio Art

bradley marshall

Facilities and Equipment

  • Alien Bee flash and portable power packs
  • 2-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
  • Eight 4x5 field cameras, seven studio 4x5 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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