University of New Mexico
Department of Art and History

Undergraduate Study

The photography area welcomes an interdisciplinary approach to the medium and the possibilities of a content-driven incorporation of video, film, sound, performance, and installation. The incorporation of such parallel academic pursuits as literature, politics, psychology, and philosophy is encouraged.

Successful progress through this undergraduate program requires a firm commitment to work intensively at the highest levels of creative and intellectual capacity. Self-discipline is crucial; standards of achievement are high. Studio practice is reinforced by extensive library holdings and one of the largest collections of fine-arts photographs in any university art museum. The photography faculty are a diverse and accomplished group encompassing a wide range of artistic practice; students have the opportunity to work closely with them. Facilities include digital classrooms, computer labs, and state-of-the-art digital output as well as darkrooms for film processing and silver-based printing. Advanced students have access to lighting equipment, medium format and view cameras, and DSLRs.