At AIB, you dive right into photography.
The foundation lab and seminar classes, combined with courses in the humanities, art history, and visual arts, help you approach the medium as a well-informed and articulate artist. This year lays the groundwork for your further exploration of the techniques, philosophy, and concerns of commercial/studio, documentary and fine art photography.Accelerated Foundation OptionStudents entering AIB with college credits and/or life experience may apply for the Accelerated Foundation courses offered in the spring semester. Accelerated courses allow students to complete their first-year studio studies in a single semester. Completion of accelerated courses does not guarantee full second-year standing the following semester. Students must present a portfolio for review at the end of the semester and fulfill all degree/diploma credit requirements for graduation.
Associate Professor, Chair of Foundation
Professor, Foundation Program
Liberal Arts and General Education
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