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Photography  Minor

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College of Liberal Arts|School of Arts and Communication

The Photography minor creates an opportunity for non-Photography majors to study and practice photography, digital imaging and collaborative digital arts practices. Through the study of a diverse range of photographic genres and techniques, students actively practice photography, develop critical-thinking skills, study the histories of photography and key photographic practitioners, have the option to experience other time-based media genres, and further their photography skills by creating professional-level projects.

The role of photography to improve creative thinking skills is invaluable for students studying in other fields where the role of creativity as an aspect of inventiveness and independent project generation is encouraged.  Furthermore, a photography minor is an ideal companion to students majoring in the design fields or in Digital Media Arts; students in these areas already share several courses in common with art/photography students.

To qualify as a Photography Minor, you must declare the minor when filing the application for graduation, and you must have 27 credits in photography and art history at least 12 must be upper-division. For further information please contact the academic advisor.

Required Photography Courses (16 credits)  

ART 263. Digital Photography (4)
ART 340. Darkroom Photography I (4)
ART 345. Intermediate Photography (4)
ART 347. Photography: Studio Lighting (4)

Photography Electives (11 credits)

Choose 11 credits from the following:
ART 122. Foundations: 4-D (4) [Terminated fall 2016]
ART 339. Professional Practices in Photography (3)
ART 341. Darkroom Photography II (4)
ART 346. Photo Illustration (3)
ART 348. Concepts in Digital Imaging (4)
ART 349. Video Art (4)
ART 354. Alternative Processes in Photography (4) 
ART 368. ^History of Photography (3)
ART 409. Practicum Student Media (1)
ART 441. Photography III (4) 
ART 446. Documentary Photography (4)
ART 456. Portfolio-Photography/Video Art (4)




^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 893

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