Photography

Photographs cross boundaries of language, culture, age, and much more. In our modern society most people are constantly informed, persuaded, affected, taught, and influenced by photographs. People universally receive communications through photography but few people understand how to effectively send visual communications through the medium of photography.

Students will be exposed to a wide range of photographic genres to learn technical and aesthetic skills to become effective visual communicators. Modern digital imaging with a foundation in traditional photographic techniques are taught throughout our photography program. Technical competency and personal creativity are important attributes gained by successful students as they prepare for a future in photography, both in and out of the job market.

Students who successfully complete this program will:
  • Develop proficiency in the tools and techniques related to this studio practice.
  • Cultivate excellent observation skills as well as a strong understanding of 2D principles and color.
  • Create a cohesive body of work that is well considered and conceptually rigorous.
  • Employ a vocabulary for critique and presentation.

Degree Requirements

All bachelor degree seeking students take the General Education Program. Fine arts students select a concentration in ceramics, drawing, painting. or photography as well as studio courses outside of their concentration for electives.

Download an outline for how a four year sequence might look for each major.

Requirement Hours
General Education Program 32*
Art Core Requirements 30
Art Studio Concentration (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, or Photography) 30
Art Studio Electives 24
General Electives 6
Total Hours Required 122
Notes:

* The Art Core contains three art history courses that satisfy requirements in the GEP.

Elective Requirements

  • Art Studio electives: Choose 24 hours of ARTG and/or ARTS.
  • General electives: Choose 6 hours of courses other than ART.

Studio Concentration

Painting Concentration (30 Hours - 10 courses)
ARTS2511 Photography 1 3
ARTS2512 Photography 2 3
ARTS2513 Digital Darkroom 3
ARTS3531 Documentary Photography 1 3
ARTS3532 Documentary Photography 2 3
ARTS3533 Studio Photography 1 3
ARTS3534 Studio Photography 2 3
ARTS3541 Portrait Photography 1 3
ARTS3542 Portrait Photography 2 3
ARTS3561 Nature Photography 1 3
ARTS3562 Nature Photography 2 3
ARTS3591 Photojournalism Practicum 1 3
ARTS3592 Photojournalism Practicum 2 3
ARTS3622 Digital Video 1 3
A student who has successfully completed a degree in Photography
may have career opportunities, or further study, in areas which include:
  • Studio Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Commercial or Advertising Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Travel Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Digital Imaging and Retouching

Get Started

This degree is coordinated by Mark Romesser. For information, contact mromesser@shawnee.edu.

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