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Dig into the art, science, craft, and profession of photography with a concentration in Photography as part of your Vermont State University degree in Fine Art. From composition and lighting to technical control and artistic expression, your courses will flow from a comprehensive introduction to advanced knowledge. The curriculum also includes coursework for professional and commercial photography jobs, covering SLR and digital photography and the fundamentals of cinematic production. You will produce portfolios of prints throughout your courses. 

The skills you develop through this coursework will apply to a variety of jobs and careers in photography and other creative fields, including fine art photographer, graphic design and web design.

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Phil Whitman

Associate Professor of Art


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Why Study Photography at Vermont State

  • A Diverse Artist Community: Vermont State University’s fine arts program is a diverse and inclusive community of artists that challenges you to make complex artistic decisions and develop strong creative artistic skills.  
  • Varied Artistic Skill Set: Cultivate both artistic skills and creativity through a fundamental understanding of photographic mediums and uses.  
  • Project-Based Courses: You will improve your skill and technique through project-oriented studio coursework and hands-on experiential learning opportunities.  
  • Small Classes: Boost your creative edge and work with professors who will know you personally from our small classes.  
  • Exhibition Opportunities: Show your work in solo or group exhibitions in our Student Gallery and local Vermont galleries. 

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Sample Courses

  • Commercial Photography 
  • Book Arts 
  • Advanced Digital Photography 
  • Digital Photography and Image Editing 

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