Undergraduate Photography

When you earn a minor in Photography, you study a variety of photographic techniques and processes, the history of photography, and the work of contemporary photographers.  

You’ll take classes in darkroom photography, digital photography, studio portrait photography, lithography, and the history of photograph. You will also take a course in either digital art or video art. 


Program Highlights

  • A comprehensive visual art curriculum in fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms.  

  • The Stream, our LEED-certified art building, is among the best visual arts facilities at small liberal arts colleges in the upper Midwest.   

  • Students and faculty have the space, tools, equipment and technology to engage and collaborate in a range of art media. 

  • From foundations to upper-level studio courses, students work closely with the faculty to develop their skills and learn to approach their creative process as unique individuals. 

Career Outcomes

Photography minors are prepared for a life of creative arts practice that can extend beyond pursuing a career in professional photography.  

This minor complements majors offered in the Art Department such as Art, Graphic Design, and Web Design and Development, and enhances your preparation for professional work in these fields.  

Students pursue careers in a variety of fields, including work in galleries, museums, and photography studios, and as creative art directors in the design world. Photography minors with an interest in college-level teaching are prepared to apply for graduate study in the visual arts, leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. 

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