The photography minor provides opportunities for students to develop a personal vision in response to photography’s role in contemporary art and culture. Studio classes emphasize techniques in the production of traditional, digital and experimental imagery. Critical thinking combined with studio/lab experience enhance this comprehensive introduction to the field.
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Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree. Please see the University Catalog for complete information on program requirements and policies. Additional specifications may apply.
Note: Art and Visual Technology majors must complete at least 12 credits unique to the Photography minor.
Minor Requirements (16 credits)
- AVT 252 - Darkroom Photography (Mason Core) Credits: 4
- or AVT 253 - Digital Photography (Mason Core) Credits: 4
- AVT 353 - Darkroom Photography II Credits: 3
- or AVT 354 - Digital Photography II Credits: 3
- AVT 356 - Photo Studio Techniques Credits: 3
- Two courses from the following (6 credits):
- ARTH 350 - History of Photography
- AVT 353 - Darkroom Photography II Credits: 3 (if not used above)
- AVT 354 - Digital Photography II Credits: 3 (if not used above)
- AVT 355 - Color Photo Methods (3 credits)
- AVT 359 - Photography Seminar (3 credits)
- AVT 453 - Professional Practices Credits: 3
- AVT 454 - Alternative Photo Processes Credits: 3
- AVT 455 - Digital Printing Techniques Credits: 3
- AVT 457 - Documentary Photography Credits: 3
- AVT 458 - Advanced Studio Lighting Credits: 3
- Other courses as approved by program director
Photography minors work in award-winning studios with accomplished faculty who regularly exhibit their work. Students have opportunities to hear from leaders in their field through the Visual Voices speaker series. In addition, students may go to New York several times during their college career to experience its rich collection of museums and galleries.