A consortium between Daytona State College’s School of Photography, The Southeast Museum of Photography, and the University of Central Florida’s Art Department, The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies offers fundamental and advanced college studies. The Center’s faculty guides students along paths that foster aesthetic, technical and intellectual growth fostered by personal and cultural awareness. With small classes in a state of the art shared facility, students work and learn in an environment with a lot of feedback, encouragement and exchange–a community in which they are actively engaged.
For over 50 years, our graduates have taken their place among the leading photographers of the nation. In the early years, few programs in the country were able to offer the range and depth of instruction that provided the foundation for these stellar careers. It grew into the largest, most comprehensive photography program in the southeast.
The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies offers the technical instruction and theoretical knowledge in photography to assist graduates in successfully entering the commercial, fine art and editorial fields. Coursework covers traditional and digital photography as well as the medium’s history and aesthetics to prepare photographers as artists and visual communicators.
Given our new state-of-the-art facilities and close relationship with the Daytona State College’s Southeast Museum of Photography, The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies is an exciting place to explore and develop personal visions. The Museum provides unique learning opportunities to examine exhibitions by master photographers and participate in special events and workshops with many lectures and classroom visits by guest artists It has an international reputation and is an integral part of our students’ education. It’s print archive and library attracts students and scholars alike. It is one of only six museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to the complex art of photography and is the only one in the southern United States.