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Therese Mulligan

Department Chair

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

585-475-2762
Office Location

Therese Mulligan

Department Chair

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MA, Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

585-475-2762

Areas of Expertise

Select Scholarship

Full Length Book
PhD, Therese Mulligan,. Jeannette Klute: A Photographic Pioneer. 1st ed. Rochester, NY: RIT Press, 2017. Print.
PhD, Therese Mulligan,. Jeanette Klute: A Photographic Pioneer. 1st ed. Rochester, New York: RIT Press, 2017. Print.
Mulligan, Therese. Bernie Boston: An American Photojournalist. first ed. Rochester, NY: RIT Cary Graphics Arts Press, 2006. Print.
Formal Presentation
Mulligan, Therese. “Digital Imaging Today.” Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY. 15 Apr. 2010. Invited Lecture.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Mulligan, Therese. “Camera: Selectionsfrom the Technology Collection at GeorgeEastman House.” Vignelli Center for DesignStudies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Sept. 2010 - continuing. Co-Curator for Exhibition. É 

Currently Teaching

PHAR-399
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide photographic and imaging arts students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
PHAR-498
1 - 3 Credits
The Photography Internship will provide students with the option to work in the photographic or visual communications field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
PHAR-499
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide photographic and imaging arts students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
PHGR-799
1 - 4 Credits
An independent study allows graduate students in the Photography and Related Media program the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined goals and outcomes. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA *

In the News

  • April 15, 2021

    artist rendering of a lounge space with tables and chairs.

    Renovation to RIT’s College of Art and Design is coming into focus

    Renovation work inside RIT’s College of Art and Design—including key areas within the internationally recognized School of Photographic Arts and Sciences—is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the university’s intersection of technology, art, and design.

  • February 26, 2020

    nighttime shot of statues of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

    POSTPONED: RIT’s nighttime community photo project focuses on women’s rights icon

    Rochester, N.Y.’s notable histories as the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and photography will come together for RIT’s Big Shot next month. Organizers of the longtime community photographic project will capture a dramatic nighttime image of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St., and surrounding neighborhood on March 22.

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