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.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
UA Photographic Society
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
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
_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.