As a student in the Photography degree program, you’ll have access to fully equipped
darkrooms, one for processing black and white film/prints and another for processing
color film/prints; a digital photography lab housing a wealth of small and large format
scanners and printers and well as high powered desktop computers; and an expansive
lighting studio with large backdrops, an infinity shooting table, lens kits, lens
filters, light-control grids and snoots, light meters, softboxes, tripods, stands,
and much more. You’ll also get your hands on digital SLR cameras, medium format digital
capture devices, and film cameras ranging from 35mm up to the 8x10 view camera.
Elsewhere on campus, you’ll have access to The Dow Center FlexLab, KCAD’s state-of-the-art digital fabrication facility featuring 3D printers and scanners,
laser cutting and vinyl cutting machines, wide format printers, and more; and the KCAD Library, which provides access to millions of books through the MeLCat shared library catalog
as well as access to specialized research databases and subscriptions to scholarly
journals; and much more.
KCAD also offers a number of summer travel/study experiences as well as internships
during the academic year and the summer. Many photography majors undertake internships
with commercial photographers, but you’ll have the opportunity to pursue work in a
variety of other settings as well, including professional fine art studios, museums,
and community arts organizations, to name a few.