Focus on What Matters

You already have an eye for taking pictures — now frame the world around you by learning the art of photography in our BFA photography concentration area.

Start with the technical aspects of film and digital photography, including the basics of cameras, lenses and film processing. Progress to digital imaging and color photography as you refine your skills and grow as an artist. Expand your knowledge of printing and development techniques, along with specialized light-sensitive materials. Create professional-quality projects and gain career experience in our studio, film-changing room, darkroom and Mac lab.

Colby-Sawyer Photography student taking pictures in the woods

Zoom in on Your Exhibition Skills

The Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition, the college's largest art annual exhibition, draws an impressive audience from the college community and the general public. The honor of being selected to show in the juried exhibition adds esteem and value to your academic accomplishments and your professional portfolio. In addition to awards, outstanding artists are also selected for scholarships and commissioned pieces.

The annual Senior Art Exhibition showcases the best work of all graduating art majors. The exhibition demonstrates the growth, skill and professionalism developed while studying at Colby-Sawyer. Awards are presented to artists whose works best reflect diversity of media, techniques, influences and experiences.