Lab Fees and Access



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 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 equipment and facilities beyond the coverage of the required fees, you may pay for additional lab access by filling out the Pratt Photography Department Lab Material Fees - Summer 2021 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.

Photography majors who are not enrolled in a Photography course during Summer 2021, but wish to use the labs, should email Labs Manager Andy Todd, atodd2@pratt.edu, for information on gaining lab access.

Pratt Photography Department Lab Material Fees - Summer 2021

Courses that include Basic 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 Fee - A-06 and D-03 Digital Lab Access (includes E-08 for Spring 2021 only):
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 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 Fee (G-06 Lighting Studio Access):
PHOT 222 Lighting I
PHOT 422 Lighting II
PHOT 466 Fashion Photography

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

MFA Labs (MFA Equipment, D-07 Digital Lab, Non-Silver Darkroom, MFA Darkroom, G-06 Lighting Studio*):
All MFA Photography Majors
All MFA Integrated Practice Majors
Other MFA Majors By Request
*requires PHOT 602C prerequisite

Summer 2021 Adjustments to Lab Fees

For those students who elect to pay the Digital Printing Fee for Summer 2021 which would ordinarily only include access to A-06 and D-03 digital labs, access is also extended to the E-08 digital lab for this semester.

Click here to return to Lab Polcies, Procedures, FAQ