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Photography is both a language and skill. In the Photo program at IWU, we value empathy, innovative solution-making, and joy — we believe these values translate to one-of-a-kind, high-quality work completed with enthusiasm and pride.

Our program teaches students to see — producing images through invaluable studio experience rooted in a wide range of industry-standard professional approaches and traditional photographic processes. With the state-of-the-art equipment available to us: film darkrooms, lighting studios, commercial printing, film processing and alternative process equipment, we are prepared for any job in the commercial and fine art fields.


ART 101 – Ideation/Interpretation 1
PHO 110 – Photo I
PHO 210 – Photo Tech
PHO 270 – Documentary Photography
PHO 310 – Photo II
PHO 370 – Alternative Photo Processes


With the access to fully-furnished lighting studios, two darkrooms for processing and two for printing film, a digital lab for scanning and post-processing images, and experienced photography professors, the ability to excel is before you. We encourage students to use the skills they learn for freelance work even as the finish up their degree. This allows students to leave with experience under their belt and confidence that they can excel.

Lastly, to be fully prepared we recommend and help place our students into both service oriented and professional internships. These typically take place during the Junior and Senior year! Take a look here to learn more!


Through extensive classes on varying types of photography and the ability to develop off your own styles as well as the ability to use our facilities for both film and digital photography you will be prepared to take on a career as a:

– Freelance Photographer
– Commercial Photographer
– Portrait Photographer
– Fashion Photographer
– Wedding Photographer
– Fine Arts Photographer

– Product Photographer
– Director of Photography
– Videographer
– Producer
– Art Director
– Creative Director

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