Hartford Art School
About the MajorThe curriculum integrates experimental, narrative, and documentary approaches to photography. You will be trained in black and white and color wet processes, studio practices, digital technologies, and a variety of historical techniques. A senior exhibition marks the culmination of the program of study.
After your foundation year, this program guides you through a series of independent studios and ceramics intensives. You must complete 77–80 studio credits for your major, plus 45–46 academic credits.
For a complete list of credit requirements, visit the course catalog.
PHO 220 | Intro Photo I
PHO 222 | Intro Photo II
PHO 330 | View Camera
PHO 332 | Color I
PHO 350 | Digital Photo
PHO 351 | Junior Seminar
PHO 300 | Intermediate Photo
PHO 441 | Senior Seminar
Additional Electives and Requirements
20 credits from Foundation year
- 3 credits in each of the following (12 total):
- PTG/DWG or DES
- MDA or VDO or PHO
- ILS or GRA
- 3 credits of Mathematics (M 110, 112, 114, or 116)
- 6 credits in academic writing (WRT 110 and 111)
- 12 credits in Art History (ART)
12–13 credits from the All University Curriculum
The demand for photography of the highest quality continues to grow in nearly every area of our lives. Whether you’re interested in commercial work for your favorite brands or gallery shows in your favorite cities around the world, our photography alumni find meaningful work wherever their lens leads.
Our photography faculty have earned some of the most prestigious honors in the field. Their passion for the craft resonates throughout our student community, which means you will spend your years at the Hartford Art School feeling inspired, encouraged, and supported by one of the strongest networks in the business.
There are a few ways students can apply for admission to Hartford Art School, all of which require a portfolio review. Visit our admissions section for step-by-step guidance, and remember that you can always give us a call. We’re here to help with any questions you may have.
BFA Photography, 2017
Keri Halloran evokes physical sensations through her photography, and incorporates sculpture elements into much of her work. She often focuses on self-portraiture, and uses her craft as a way of understanding the world. Today, she actively shows work throughout Connecticut and works as a full-time commercial photographer.
I capture ambiguous images that exist in a liminal space between reality and fiction, literally blurring the lines between what is and is not recognizable.