Photography Minor

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 Communication Arts students in these areas already share several courses in common with art/photography students.

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

Required Photography Courses
ART 263DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
ART 340DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I4
ART 345INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY4
ART 347PHOTOGRAPH: STUDIO LIGHTING4
Photography Electives
Select 11 credits of the following:11
INTRODUCTION TO TIME-BASED ART
*PHOTOGRAPHY: HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE AND ART
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR ARTISTS
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY II
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION I
CONCEPTS IN DIGITAL IMAGING
VIDEO ART
VIDEO ART
PHOTOGRAPHY ON ASSIGNMENT
ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
*PHOTOGRAPHY: ACTIVISM, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
^HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
PRACTICUM STUDENT MEDIA (Repeatable to 4 credits)
NEW MEDIA: INTERACTIVE
*GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY III
COMBINED MEDIA: PHOTO INSTALLATION
THE CONSTRUCTED IMAGE
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
ADVANCED STUDIO LIGHTING
ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES IN PHOTOGRAPHY II
PORTFOLIO-PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO ART (Repeatable to 8 credits)
FIELD PRODUCTION
Total Hours27

Minor Code: 893