new darkroom facilities at the Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance

The introductory classes in our program emphasize 35mm black-and-white film-based photography.  As part of the intermediate level of the curriculum we offer classes in digital color and large-format photography and our advanced offerings encourage sustained self-directed study. The photography facilities include a 2200-square-foot 18-enlarger gang darkroom and “white” room for print washing and drying, 3 negative developing rooms equipped for 35mm and large format development, a print finishing room, and a critique space. Our digital media lab, also measuring 2200 square feet, has state-of-the-art digital image processing capacity.  All photography students have 24-hour key card access to the facilities. 

Darkroom Equipment includes:
Chemicals for Black and White printing and developing
8 Beseler 23C III Enlargers, to be expanded to 15 in the coming months
3 Omega 4 x 5 Enlargers
Each enlarger is housed within an individual workstation. The workstations each have an 11 x 14" adjustable enlarging easel, and a 16 x 20" adjustable enlarging easel is available for larger prints.
2 16x20 Gravity Works archival print washers

Available for check out:
7 4x5 cameras and tripods
1 Arri light kit
1 Rolleiflex medium format camera
1 Mamiya RB67 medium format camera
10 Bogen Tripods

Numerous digital cameras including Canon Rebels from IT Loaning

Digital Media Lab:
Epson 4990, 10000XL and V750 Scanners
2 Epson 3880 17" wide Printers
1 Epson 9880 44" wide large format printer