The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis is one of the few schools in the region to offer a program that fully embraces the full range of photographic mediums. Through in-class projects and individual explorations, you will have opportunities to work with alternative photographic processes, studio lighting and digital technology, and gain experience in an analog wet darkroom.

The photography concentration is supported by the Graphic Design and Studio Art programs, so you will obtain a strong background in both commercial photography and fine art.

SOCA’s photography facilities offer:

  • A 20-station black-and-white darkroom with large-print capabilities, film dryers, and a separate film-loading and processing area
  • A lighting studio that houses several 1600WS Speedotron Brown Line Systems, a large studio hot lighting set and several small accessory lights
  • A cyclorama wall and backdrops for portrait photography
  • State-of-the-art ventilation and exhaust systems
  • A variety of photographic equipment, including 35mm SLR cameras, digital SLR cameras, large-format field cameras and medium-format studio cameras

Photography concentration courses include:

  • Photography
  • Advanced Photography (four courses)
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photographic Lighting
  • Alternative Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Special Topics in Studio Art: Photography