University of Mississippi

Photo/Imaging Arts

 

Overview:

Photography courses are based around both traditional and digital photographic techniques.
Working in a traditional darkroom, imaging arts students learn how to shoot, develop, and print black-and-white photographs. They learn the technical basics of photography like F-stops, aperature, depth of field, exposure, etc. They also learn digital photography and digital video, which are offered in our newest Imaging Arts Computer Lab.

Associate Professor of Art Brooke White heads the department.

 

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Facilities and Equipment:

Imaging Arts is housed in two buildings, Kinard Hall and Meek Hall. All Black and White film classes take place in Kinard Hall. All digitally based Imaging Arts studios, digital photography and digital video, classes are taught in Meek Hall in the Imaging Arts lab.

Imaging Arts Lab, Meek Hall 119
(751 square feet), Print room (199 square feet)

In Meek Hall, the Imaging Arts lab is in room 119. All digital photography and digital video classes are taught there. The room consists of one main classroom where all critiques, lectures, work preparation and screenings take place. The lab is outfitted with all MAC computers, Epson printers, projectors and prep space. Currently the room services approximately 50-80 students per semester.

Equipment:
1 Epson 9800 printer
1 Epson 4800 printer
1 HP 4250 printer
1 matte cutter
1 Ricoh printer
20 iMac computers with G5 processors
1 Epson Perfection V600 flatbed scanner
1 Epson Perfection large format flatbed and negative scanner
1 Epson 1400 Printer, 17” wide
25 software licenses for Aperture
25 software licenses for Final Cut Pro Studio
25 software licenses for Creative Suite 5

Lab hours out side of regular class time
Mon-Thursday: 5-11pm, Friday: 9-5pm, Sunday: noon-11pm.

 

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Kinard Hall/Black and White Darkroom (1080 square feet)
In Kinard Hall, where all black and white classes are taught, there is one main classroom, one film developing room, the darkroom, one storage closet, one office, one film rolling closet and a single use darkroom. This studio space accommodates 40 students per semester.

Equipment:
3 large steel sinks
1 plastic sink
2 archival print washers
14 Beseler enlargers
3 light tables
1 matte cutter
1 drying racks
1 film drying closet
2 prepping counters
2 computers
1 ventilation unit
2 shelving units that contain all black and white chemicals
3 5 gallon containers that contain all print developing chemicals
8 1gallon jugs that contain all film developing chemicals

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Lab hours out side of regular class time
The lab is monitored by graduate and undergraduate students and we have the lab open 26 hours per week. Sunday: noon-8pm, Monday 5-11pm, Tuesday 5-11pm, Wednesday 5-11pm.