Minor in Fine Art Photography

Note: Course titles listed below reflect new proposed course titles and descriptions submitted for change in the 2018/19 Bulletin.

 Minor in Fine Art Photography

The Minor in Fine Art Photography prepares students for several applications of fine art photography. This includes, but is not limited to, entry-level positions in industries which use photographic process and post-baccalaureate education in a creative academic field that require examples of creative work. The curriculum covers digital and film photography through all stages of the process such as planning, shooting, editing, manipulation, printing, screen based display, multimedia integration, and use of text. Technical instruction includes hands on experience with professional portable and studio lighting equipment, 35mm to large format film cameras, scanning film and opaque materials, using large format printers, preparing images for gallery display, darkroom printing and film processing, a full range of digital editing software, and introduction to 4D applications of photographic media. Students learn about ethics and legal considerations when producing photographic material as well as historical context related to fine art and cinema. Students are encouraged to apply their work toward the development of a unique portfolio, moving image work, or intermedia project.

The curriculum includes coursework using industry standard hardware, software, cameras, and lighting equipment.

Minor in Fine Art Photography …………………………………21 hours
A grade of “C” or better required in all courses.

 Required Studio Courses (9)
ART 382 Introduction to Photography (3)
Chose one print media course from the following:
ART 383 Digital Photography (3)
ART 384 Film/Darkroom Photography (3)
Chose one 4D media course from the following:
ART 385 Moving Image for Screen (3)
ART 483 Moving Image: Gallery/Intermedia (3)

 Art History/English Electives: (6)
Choose two from the following:
ART 329 Art from 1900 to 1960 (3)
ART 430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present (3)
ENG 313 History of the Cinema (3)
ENG 315 Global Cinema (3)
ENG 352 Film Genres (3)

 Studio Electives (6):
Choose two from the following.
ART 350 Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art (3)
ART 383 Advanced Digital Photography (3)
ART 384 Film/Darkroom Photography (3)
ART 385 Moving Image for Screen (3)
ART 483 Moving Image: Gallery/Intermedia (3)
ART 484 Directions in Moving Image (3)
ART 583 Directions in Photography (3)
ART 584 Directions in Intermedia (3)