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Photography and Intermedia Facilities


Our darkrooms have dual self-cleaning custom sinks equipped with unique hip-level ventilation to create safe airflow for our students. The space can accommodate small, medium, large, and mural format printing.

Film processing room

The mat-cutting area

The mat-cutting area allows students to measure and cut their own large-format archival boards, clean with compressed air, retouch, and professionally prepare artwork for on and off campus exhibitions. Each student also has additional flat-file and cabinetry storage space for her or his own personal equipment and material. This area also has two light tables and a daylight print viewing station.

Lighting studio

Our photography area lighting studio can be subdivided into three working bays with wireless studio strobe heads and mono-lights.  In addition to a sliding adjustable accordion overhead lighting system, we also deploy more traditional softbox and parabolic reflector-type systems that can be used with or without baffled honeycomb gridspots. The studio is equipped with enough peripheral and grip equipment to successfully outfit each bay for both table top, portraiture, and set work.

Alternative process facilities

Historic Printing Processes taught include: Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Gum Bichromate, Platinum, Collodion. Students learn various digital negative making processes.

Photo and Intermedia lab

The Intermedia lab is a 20 seat Apple computer lab with 27-inch monitors, which contains the most current versions of Final Cut Pro, Aperture, Adobe (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, etc), Microsoft Office and additional applicable software. Current students have access to Epson flatbed scanners, small-format Epson ink jet printers, and a Xerox Phaser color laser printer.

Photography/video/sound equipment

Students have checkout access to a wide range of camera equipment, including but not limited to:

CFA Print Center

The CFA Print Center is a facility using Epson printers for the production of small/medium/large format ink jet printing. Students can conveniently use their ID cards to order prints. Many students additionally use the HP plotter printer.

For hours and pricing visit the College of FIne Arts Technology website.