May 28, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

Photography Major

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Amanda Crary Gallas Assistant Professor of Art and Photography; Curator of Galleries and University Collections
Amy A. Cropper Professor of Art
Justin Fondrie Assistant Professor of Art and Photography

Students seeking an in-depth study of photography as both a fine and commercial art may choose the photography major.

All majors are encouraged to attend art exhibition openings and/or workshops and field trips sponsored or approved by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. All majors are required to create a sophomore portfolio and have a senior show and portfolio to be approved by the art faculty.

Learning Outcomes for Photography

Upon graduation, the photography student will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Proficiency in the use of a variety of cameras, including digital and video.
  2. Mastery in the creation and analysis of photographic images.
  3. Mastery in the development of film and printing and in the presentation of the final image.
  4. Knowledge of the history of photography.
  5. Proficiency in the use of software to edit and manipulate images.
  6. Ability to write articulately about art.
  7. Ability to develop a cohesive body of work


**Students must earn a total of 4 credits in ART 480 .**

In Addition

In addition, students are encouraged to select from the following courses:

Bachelor of Science Requirements

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major

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