Degrees and Requirements

Photography

A minor in photography will provide experiences directed towards the development of photographical skills: camera
operation, digital editing and technology practices, composition strategies, and creative, artistic and aesthetic sensibilities.

The photography minor will benefit any student with a sustained interest in photography by providing a practical mix of artistic and commercial experiences. It is especially useful to those students majoring in Marketing, Communication Media and Technology, Professional Writing, Graphic Design, and Interior Design.

REQUIREMENTS:  To successfully complete the Photography Minor, students will complete a minimum of 15 credits, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor coursework.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Minors must be completed within the student’s graduation timeline.
 

Summary of Requirements

Minor Requirements: 15 credits

  • GCDN2016
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY |

    GCDN2016
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will explore digital capture and handling of photographs enabling the student to master the technical aspects of digital image capture. Students will learn techniques for editing and enhancing photographs, become familiar with photography’s various roles: art form, journalism, advertising and will produce a portfolio of quality color and black and white prints from digital files. This course is for design majors only.|

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  • GCDN2042
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II |

    GCDN2042
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Effective execution of exterior photography work. Through exploring a variety of exterior shooting conditions such as lighting, concept, compositional strategy, technical requirements, and advanced editing technique, students will learn to integrate core photography concepts into successful and effective skillset specializing in exterior photography. This course will require off campus travel. Prereq: GCDN2016|

    PREREQUISITES:

    GCDN2016

  • GCDN3012
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY III |

    GCDN3012
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY III |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will study concepts, processes, and techniques related to the effective execution of interior photography work. Through exploring a variety of interior shooting conditions such as types of lighting, concept, compositional strategy, technical requirements, and advanced editing technique, students will learn to integrate core photography concepts into successful and effective skillset specializing in interior related photography. This course will require off campus travel. Prereq: GCDN2042|

    PREREQUISITES:

    GCDN2042

  • GCDN3040
    PHOTOGRAPHY-SPECIAL TOPICS |

    GCDN3040
    PHOTOGRAPHY-SPECIAL TOPICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The goal of this course is to offer an ever-changing topic of for specialized study in photography. Each time it runs it will feature a special topics class that will have its own course description and objectives based upon the topic(s) being covered. This elective will continue to rotate special topics classes for the first few years of its sequence upon which time the department may consider a permanent series of electives that can compliment the minor. Prereq: GCDN2016|

    PREREQUISITES:

    GCDN2016

  • GCDN4028
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IV |

    GCDN4028
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IV |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to self-author a large body of photographic work building upon one or more of the concepts previously studied in the minor. In addition students will also learn about important professional practice skills such as publishing work both on personal and professional stock sites,continued self-evaluation skills, and how to earn freelance opportunities. This class will culminate in the students producing and presenting a collective body of work for showcase. Prereq: GCDN3012|

    PREREQUISITES:

    GCDN3012