The Photography department offers experiences in both traditional and contemporary approaches to photography including developing, advanced composition, lighting techniques, retouching and negative manipulation, toning, hand coloring, and slide processing. Portraiture, night photography, landscape topography, and use of large camera format are taught. Students are encouraged to develop individual styles based on self-awareness.
Student must attend a Colloquium Lecture Series, Portfolio Review 1 and 2, and an Exhibition. A grade of C- must be earned in all ART courses counted towards the major.
A minimum of five ART courses must be taken at MSUM.
Students must complete sixteen credits in introductory studio courses chosen from ART 203A-203M, excluding ART 203F. At least four credits must be in a three-dimensional medium. Students must take four credits of intermediate studio, ART 303A-303M, excluding ART 303F. Students must also take one art history course at the 300 level or above.
These courses are not required, but may be beneficial to students in this emphasis.
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