To prospective graduate students,
As the Head of the Photography/Digital Imaging Area, I would like to invite interested students to visit our campus, tour our facilities and meet with our faculty and staff. The area is facilitated in the Art and Design Building, with a newly constructed studio that includes two photography darkrooms and a digital imaging lab. Being a relatively new area, the Photography/Digital Imaging option in the Department of Art and Design's MFA program has received generous support from the Graduate School in the form of an Excellence in Graduate Education Grant, and a 15 station Macintosh lab installed by the Department of Academic Computing. This brand new lab accompanies the already existing graphics/digital lab housed in the Art and Design building.
Through annual grants provided by the Friends of Art Foundations Organization and the Kimmel Leadership Center Student Organizations, the Department of Art and Design has developed an excellent visiting artist program to enhance the graduate experience. The New Wagner Gallery in the Art and Design Building offers exhibition space to a variety of shows throughout the academic year. The gallery is reserved at the end of each semester for one-person thesis exhibitions of graduating MFA's. The Morris Center University Gallery is another venue for graduate exhibitions. In addition the MCU Gallery has annual invitational exhibitions as well as shows of work selected from its extensive collection.
Prospective students should be prepared to experience a stimulating, rigorous and challenging program. Students with an interest in current theoretical issues and their application are encouraged to apply. The Department of Art and Design is enthusiastically accepting the challenges and possibilities offered by the emergence of new technology. However, the Photography/Digital Imaging program is accepting applicants who work in a wide range of media including traditional photographic processes, digital imaging and digital time based media.
If you would like to arrange an appointment to visit campus or simply have questions about the program, please feel free to contact the Photography Area. The SIUE campus is located across the Mississippi River just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis.
Steve Brown, Area Head