Lab Access and Fees



Lab fees collected throughout the year go directly to improving the facilities and equipment within the Photography Department. This includes everything from supplying consumables such as ink and chemistry, to maintaining and repairing existing equipment as well as purchasing new equipment for the department.

Students enrolled in undergraduate Photography courses are required to pay lab fees in order to use departmental equipment and facilities. The list below outlines each lab fee/associated access and which courses have that fee included upon registration. The Basic fee is only charged once per semester regardless of how many courses require it. All other fees are cumulative based on each individual student’s schedule. If you are taking Photography courses and have the need for additional equipment and facilities beyond the coverage of the required fees, you may sign up for additional lab access by filling out the Pratt Photography Department Additional Lab Access - Fall 2022 form linked below. Please note that when the Non-Silver fee is required through taking PHOT 415 or PHOT 416 this includes chemistry. Access to the non-silver darkroom through the Basic fee requires a prerequisite of PHOT 415 and does not include chemistry.

Access Levels:

Basic Access - Prerequisite PHOT-105 - Equipment and Darkrooms
Digital Printing Access - Prerequisite PHOT-210 - Digital Labs A-06 and D-03
Digital Mural Printing Access - Prerequisite PHOT-211 - Digital Labs A-06, D-03, and E-08
Lighting Studio Access - Prerequisite PHOT-222 - Lighting Studio

Graduate Photography students and graduate students enrolled in PHOT courses should also fill out the form below to gain access to the graduate labs.

BEFORE FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW - BE SURE YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE ACCESS THROUGH YOUR COURSES BELOW AND BE SURE YOU MEET THE PREREQUISITES FOR ACCESS.

Pratt Photography Department Addtional Lab Access - Fall 2022

Courses that include Basic Access ($60 fee) - Equipment Checkout and Darkroom Access:
PHOT 105 Black and White Photography
PHOT 205 Sophomore Critique
PHOT 206 Intermediate Black and White Photography
PHOT 207 Advanced Black and White Photography
PHOT 210 Digital Photography
PHOT 211 Intermediate Digital Photography
PHOT 212 Advanced Digital Photography
PHOT 220 Large Format Photography I
PHOT 221 Large Format Photography II
PHOT 222 Lighting I
PHOT 305 Junior Research I
PHOT 306 Junior Research II
PHOT 340 Contemporary Issues in Photography
PHOT 345 Lensless Photography
PHOT 390 Professional Practices in Photography
PHOT 405 Senior Thesis I
PHOT 406 Senior Thesis II
PHOT 407 Thesis Book
PHOT 410 Photographer's Writing Studio
PHOT 413 Narrative Forms: The Photo Book
PHOT 414 Publishing: The Photo Book
PHOT 415 Non-Silver Processes
PHOT 416 Platinum and Advanced Non-Silver Processes
PHOT 422 Lighting II
PHOT 443 Photography: Theory and Practice
PHOT 455 Digital Monochrome
PHOT 460 Photography: Curatorial Practices
PHOT 465 Editorial Photography
PHOT 466 Fashion Photography
PHOT 470 Socially Engaged Media
PHOT 474 Photography and Collage
PHOT 475 The Photographic Object
PHOT 480 Special Projects

Courses that include Digital Printing Access ($100 fee) - A-06 and D-03 Digital Lab Access:
PHOT 210 Digital Photography
PHOT 220 Large Format Photography I
PHOT 414 Publishing: The Photo Book
PHOT 474 Photography and Collage
PHOT 475 The Photographic Object

Courses that include Digital Mural Printing Access ($250 fee) - A-06, D-03, E-08 Digital Lab Access:
PHOT 211 Intermediate Digital Photography
PHOT 212 Advanced Digital Photography
PHOT 221 Large Format Photography II
PHOT 455 Digital Monochrome

Courses that include Lighting Studio Access ($75 fee) - G-06 Lighting Studio Access:
PHOT 222 Lighting I
PHOT 422 Lighting II
PHOT 466 Fashion Photography

Courses that include Non-Silver Access ($150 fee) - Non-Silver Darkroom Access w/ Chemistry Included:
PHOT 415 Non-Silver Processes
PHOT 416 Platinum and Advanced Non-Silver Processes

Graduate Access - Graduate Equipment, D-07 Digital Lab, Non-Silver Darkroom, MFA Darkroom, Lighting Studio*:
All Graduate Photography Majors
Other Graduate Majors By Request
*requires PHOT 602C prerequisite

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