The well-equipped labs and classrooms for the Photography/Digital Media area are organized in two separate suites on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building. One suite houses our digital photography and video labs, and the other, our wet photography labs and light studio.
More than 45 Macs are installed throughout the media labs and used for digital photography, video editing, and multimedia production. We have two Epson 7800s and one Epson 4900 printer in addition to 3 flatbed scanners. Computers are loaded with the Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Studio and Dragonframe.
Our wet labs include two primary B&W darkrooms and individual graduate lab spaces, all outfitted with 4 x 5 enlargers, and one 8 x 10 enlarger. The color darkroom is equipped with 4 x 5 color enlargers, and a 20-inch Kreonite color processor.
PDM Students have access to all gear in our Equipment Check-Out Room. This includes medium format (6x6, 6x7) and large format film cameras (4x5, 8x10), DSLRs, laptop computers, video cameras, video projectors, light kits and tripods among other equipment.
Students working as lab monitors provide evening and weekend lab access to those enrolled in lower level courses. In addition, BFA Block and MFA students have 24-7 access to all darkrooms and studios.
Effective Fall 2012, PDM students in the major concentration will be required to supply their own laptop computers, which will be used for both course instruction and individual studio practice. A recommended computer configuration will be supplied.