Photography, Minor

Program Description

The Photography minor is intended for all students interested in photography. Photographic images infiltrate nearly all aspects of contemporary society from Art + Design, Architecture, Advertising, Journalism, and Media, to Education, Politics, Criminal Justice, Health and Science. In this program, students will learn the fundamental techniques of deliberate picture-making in order to create series and stories in images. They will also engage with the history, theory, and contemporary dialogues surrounding the medium through lectures, readings, and critiques. Throughout the program students will be guided in the production of a professional portfolio of images, in accordance with their interests and ability.

Students who select this minor must consult with the Faculty Advisor to the Photography minor prior to completing 9 credit hours of coursework in the program. A minor declaration must be filed with the Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts.

Program Requirements

Minor Requirements:
12 required credit hours include:
ARTS 2356Photography I 13
ARTS 3365Photography II3
or ARTS 3366 Analogue Photography
ARTS 4365Advanced Photography (Narrative Strategies)3
ARTS 4365Advanced Photography (Portfolio)3
Regular Electives:
6 credit hours of electives6
3 credits must be in Photography courses; 3 credits must be within Art+Design including Photography (by approval)
Photography II
Analogue Photography
Advanced Photography (Alternative Processes)
Topics in Studio Art (Photographic Lighting)
Examples of Potential Art + Design Courses suitable for Photography Minors:
Design I
Drawing I
Painting I
Lithography and Planographic Process
Total Hours18

ARTS 2356 Photography I is a pre-requisite for all Photography courses.