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Photography (includes Digital Imaging and Illustration)

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The Photography Concentration encourages you to see photographic image-making in its broadest context. You will explore historic and contemporary photo-based processes (still and motion) from image capture and concept formation to completed artworks and visual communications.

Students are also able to take advantage of all the "Photo City" of Rochester has to offer, including the George Eastman Museum, Visual Studies Workshop, Flower City Arts Center, and a rich variety of other opportunities.

The sequence of courses exposes you to studio/commercial, documentary, and conceptual fine-art methods and practices to refine your photographic eye as well as develop your work and portfolio.

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to B&W Photo Processes
  • Introduction to Digital Imaging/Photography
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Time, Motion & Communication
  • Advanced Projects in Studio
  • Introduction to Digital Video
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Senior Capstone

Preparing you for the contemporary image-driven world is an essential consideration of the Visual Art Program, and students in photography are encouraged to complete a professional internship.

Whether you decide to work as a commercial and lifestyle photographer, photojournalist, photo editor, studio artist - or pursue a career in advertising, media design, or related fields - the conceptual understanding and technical development you gain at Roberts will benefit you on your chosen path. 

While many of you will choose to go right to work after graduation, others decide to build on the theoretical and practical background of the program through graduate study in photography, design, or related media.

Professor Romy Hosford

For more information, contact:

Romy Hosford, Associate Professor of Art
585.594.6733 | Hosford_Romy@roberts.edu

Romy Hosford, M.F.A., is a multimedia artist and educator and has taught at Roberts since 2011. Her photo/video based installation work can be described as storytelling through object, material and historical contexts; often dealing with perception, definition and expectation. In addition, it investigates the concept of memory - personal and cultural, remembering and forgetting.  Read more about Professor Hosford.