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Visual & Performing Arts Majors

Photography

A major in photography will provide you with a working knowledge of a wide range of photographic tools and techniques, preparing you for success in commercial and fine arts.  A strong visual arts core and an emphasis on the narrative aspects of photography will help develop your understanding of the processes needed to produce compelling images for use over a wide variety of platforms.

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Courses and Requirements

Prerequisite courses:

  • Foundations of Drawing I
  • Principles of Design I
  • Principles of Design II
  • Basic Digital Photography

Courses Required for All Majors:

  • Interactive Design I
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Advanced Digital Imaging
  • Narrative Photography
  • Light and Lighting
  • Advanced Studio Practice I OR Advanced Studio Practice II
  • Senior Seminar
  • Sophomore/Transfer Portfolio Review
  • Faculty approved sernior year exhibit of work

Plus 6 credits of art history from the following:

  • Survey of the History of Art I
  • Survey of the History of Art II
  • Visual Culture and Rhetoric
  • The History of Graphic Design
  • Twentieth Century Art History
  • Topics in Art History

Plus 6 hours of Creative Photo

Plus 9 hours of 200-level or higher Studio Art or Communication courses

For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.

Reference Documents

2015-16 Requirements

Photography Major

Photography Minor

2014-15 Requirements

Photography Major

Photography Minor

2013-14 Requirements

Photography Major

Photography Minor

2012-13 Requirements

Photography Major

Photography Minor

2010-12 Requirements

Mass Communication: Photography