This seminar, part of the programs required core curriculum, is when students build on the first year experience, continuing to hone their vision and perfect their technical skills. Participants continue their exploration of the language and theory of photography and will begin to apply critical and technical skills in defining their own photographic statement. Emphasis will be placed on concept development, the creative process and work ethic. Students will seek to gain a critical perspective and distance through self-evaluation methods. Lectures, readings, papers, and gallery visits are intended to provide context(s) for the student's work.