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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Communications Major/Photography Concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

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In recent years the world of still photography has gone through immense change, and methods of production and the use of imagery have become increasingly complex. The Visual Communications curriculum in photography strives to provide students with a basis for the critical understanding and production of photographs as a part of contemporary media culture. In their course of study, students are encouraged to explore photography with an emphasis on art practice and exploration of ideas, as well as on the development of imagery and skills for commercial applications.

The curriculum fosters the development of core photographic skills including digital imaging, studio lighting and production as well as the non-traditional applications of photographic media. The course of study also places an emphasis on the history of photography and criticism to better understand contemporary visual media and the use of images.

Recent Photography Internship sites include:

    Andrew Swaine Studio
    Jason Grow Photography
    Kennealey Portraiture
    Russ Quackenbush Photograhy
    Sean Henry Photography


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 128

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Art Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Math Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Science Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Social Science Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33

  • Art and Humanities Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Art Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Core Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Math and Science Core Requirement    (Cr: 3) 
  • Social Science Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Visual Communications or Photography Electives    (Cr: 6)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Core Electives    (Cr: 6)
  • Social Science Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)

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