Department of Art
Our courses offer a wide range of photographic media featuring traditional film and darkroom techniques and state of the art digital technologies. A strong emphasis is placed on acquiring professional skills to establish a successful creative art practice.
Our curriculum encourages students to investigate contemporary trends while being informed by the inextricable historic links of the medium to modernity. Exploring topics such as the photograph as evidence, document, memorial, snapshot, and advertisement. Students develop work through critical inquiry and explorations of constantly evolving lens-based field.
Beginning courses build foundational skills, while advanced students engage in proposal-based creative projects that establish concept development, research methodology, and exhibition approaches.
MSUDenver strong ties to the professional art community and close proximity to galleries, museums, and other art institutions cultivate students experience in the field. To gain practical experience in the field, students’ are encouraged to participate in internships through the Applied Learning Center, which matches students’ skills and training to employers within the community.
Career possibilities for students include
- client-based and editorial photography
- documentary photography
- fine art photography
- photo editing for web
- photographic post-production
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6500 square foot Photography facilities are located within the main Arts Building.
We have several large traditional wet process labs, individual color darkrooms, alternative process labs, and a state of the art digital photography facility. Our digital facility features 14 i Mac workstations, 14 Canon large format printers, Epson scanners and, an Imacon large format film scanner. All traditional labs are well ventilated and are equipped with medium and large format Saunders enlargers. A 'Hope' 32" color processor serves traditional color printing.
Equipment for check out include:
- Canon digital cameras
- Large and Medium Format cameras
- Alien Bee lighting kits
- Nikon 35mm Film Cameras
Please schedule appointments using our online scheduling tool in the Student Hub. Be aware that some of our faculty advisors are only conducting phone or virtual appointments. Be sure to check your university email for any follow up regarding the mode in which your appointment will be conducted. Please contact the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300 if you need any assistance making an appointment.
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Natascha Seideneck was born in Germany in 1967, grew up in England and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She has a graduate degree from School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with an emphasis in photography and digital media and has been a visual artist for over 25 years. Natascha has exhibited in Colorado, Massachusetts, California, New Mexico and New York. In addition to her photographic practice, she also engages in site-specific work that includes commissions for Denver International Airport, Colorado State University’s Behavioral Science Building and the Marriott Hotel. Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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