Photography at the University of Arkansas School of Art combines practice in traditional and contemporary photographic processes with conceptual development, inspiring students to become more innovative and critically engaged artists.

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Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts

Student Organizations
UA Photographic Society

Photography Faculty
Rebecca Drolen,  assistant professor

Zora Murff,  Assistant  Professor of Art, Photography

Aaron Richard-Alan Turner, Assistant Professor of Art, Photography and Interdisciplinary Practice

Rana Young, Teaching Assistant Professor, Photography and Foundations

Fine Arts Center, School of Art
340 N. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701


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The photography program offers a robust and supportive community where artists define their practice, deepen their understanding of visual literacy and create innovative imagery. 

The area provides training in a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques, equipping students with a critical understanding of the medium and its applications in research and artmaking.  Experimentation, interdisciplinary practice and conceptual development are fostered, preparing students to become successful and engaged practitioners. 

Housed within the vibrant School of Art, students have access to an array of state-of-the-art facilities, rigorous courseworm and renowned faculty. 

_15 Station black and white lab with Beseler enlargers

_8 Station advanced black and white lab with Omega LPL and Beseler 4x5 enlargers

_Macintosh desktop and laptop computers equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud

_Epson Printers: Epson 4800, 3x Epson P800, Epson 7890 (24" printer), Epson P8000 (44" printer)

_Canon Printers: 1 x Canon Pixma Pro-1

_Epson Scanners: V750, V800

_Hasselblad Flextight X1 Scanner (35mm-4x5 compatible)

_Fully equipped double sided lighting studio with multiple strobe heads as well as continuous light LED set ups

_Flexible space supporting a variety of processes

_36" UV exposure unit, 24" UV exposure unit

_4x5 monorail and field cameras (12)

_Variety of 35mm manual cameras

_Mamiya Medium Format Cameras (2)

_Sony and Canon Digital Camera Kits (SLR and Mirrorless)

_4x5 Pinhole Cameras (2)

_Alien Bees Lighting Kits

_LED Light Wands


_Photography for Non-Majors

_Photo I: Darkroom

_Photo I: Digital

_Alternative Photographic Methods

_Advanced Digital: The Constructed Image

_Large Format Photography

_Documentary Photography

_Studio Lighting 

_The Photobook

_Advanced Projects in Photography

_Professional Development in Photography

_Graduate Photography Studio



The Center for Photographers of Color seeks to promote the advancement of emerging and under-represented artists of color working within photography, digital imaging, and other lens-based media.

Our goal is to collaborate with artists from diverse backgrounds whose work challenges the monolithic historical narratives within culture and art. Through this collaborative approach, the center aims to create a sustainable creative community through the commissioning, support, oral history, and archiving of original works as apublic education resource to address identity and representation.

The center's programming for the University and community will explore ways of creating positive change and show examples of how to influence and inform thinking and practice in a variety of cultural and social settings. The center is dedicated to diversity in art, strengthening the community, region, and state with outreach efforts that are relevant, meaningful, and have a significant impact.

To establish a scholarly and community-access research center, residency program, archive, and digital lab facility to promote the advancement of emerging and under-represented lens-based artists of color.

_Provide direct support to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging, through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility.

_Generate new knowledge by commissioning new work and original research by contemporary artists and scholars which align with our mission, addressing the subjects or identity, representation and social justice.