Keeping up-to-date on the latest hardware and software will help you stay competitive and creative.
Camera Requirements for Photo students (as of Fall 2013)
There are many good choices of camera; we suggest a few specific models based on our experience and feedback from both professionals and students.
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital Camera with 18—55mm IS Lens Kit.
Nikon D3100 SLR Digital Camera with 18—55mm VR Lens.
In general, any digital camera that is in good working order and no more than 2 to 3 years old may be adequate. Here are the basic requirements:
When shopping for a camera, you may also want to consider:
Computer Requirements for Photo students (as of Fall 2013) are:
Minimum configuration for computer:
Recommended configuration for computer:
Minimum Required software for Illustration:
Check to see if your renters insurance will cover accidental damage, or contact these companies:
Please contact Photo Faculty or Academic computing before using alternatives.
Contact your advisor or Academic Computing if you have any questions.
Visit the Technology Requirements page for the complete list of computer and technology requirements by department.
Chair, Assistant Professor of Photography
Adjunct Photography Faculty
Book Art Minor
All Art and Design Majors and Minors
Photography Foundation Year
Photography Student Work
Photography Foundation Student Work
Photography Alumni Bethany Powell
Liberal Arts and General Education
Documenting Mexico - A BFA Photo Travel Course
Art History Technology Requirements
Design Technology Requirements
Digital Filmmaking Technology Requirements
Fine Arts Technology Requirements
Illustration Technology Requirements
Photography Technology Requirements
Animation and Motion Media
Design for User Experience (online)
BFA and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher of Visual Art
All Undergraduate Minors
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees:
One-Year Cost: Full-Time
One-Year Cost: Part-Time
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