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Intermedia & photography

Blend traditional and contemporary methods to become a thoughtful and skilled image-maker.

The Intermedia and Photography program fosters creative exploration in the production of contemporary art through exploring digital and traditional photographic processes, digital video, animation, installation, interactivity, and sound design. 

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Facilities including a traditional darkroom and a digital imaging lab, a diverse curriculum, and a supportive and challenging faculty all aim to aid students in their individual journeys as artists.

Students learn about the role of the artist beyond the University by attending exhibitions at museums and galleries, and participating in regular art exhibitions in the community. The program also hosts the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival that  celebrates exceptional, compelling, and innovative works in film, experimental video and animation .

Students can participate in the program’s unique summer field courses, traveling to the Atacama desert in Chile in Space: Atacama, or the wilderness of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the Jackson Hole Photography Workshop to pursue their creative passion.

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia and Photography degree, students track toward either Electronic Media or Photography to develop unique and compelling forms of expression. A Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with a concentration in intermedia and photography is also available.

By graduation, students have the ability to build a high-quality portfolio, jump-starting those interested in photography in the professional photography business. Intermedia students have the chance to hone their digital editing, video, and animation skills.

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