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Photography Minor

UMD Art and Design, Dept of
School of Fine Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 27
The photography minor provides experience with digital, film, and alternative photographic processes. Students learn the principles of design and composition and are introduced to theory and issues in visual communication and study the history of photography and visual communication.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses (21 cr)
ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
ART 2600 - Photography I (3.0 cr)
ART 3600 - Photography: Alternative Processes (3.0 cr)
ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio (3.0 cr)
ART 4675 - Photography: The Photographic Book (3.0 cr)
ARTH 2620 - History of Photography (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 3615 - Photography: Inventing with Light (3.0 cr)
· ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio (3.0 cr)
· ART 4650 - Alternative Processes Portfolio (3.0 cr)
 
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ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-dimensional studio and graphic design concepts using the computer as a creative tool. Laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform. prereq: Art or art education major or pre GDM BFA or GDM BFA or pre MGD BBA or MGD BBA or GIS major or Journalism major or art minor or photography minor or arts in media minor or instructor consent. Laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Various forms of visual expression--art, commercial imagery, typography, architecture, graffiti, etc.--as rhetoric. Introduction to variety of theories and/or modes of criticism, and consideration of their value for explanation of visual expression. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2900
ART 2600 - Photography I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01385 - Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Prerequisites: 1013, Art major or Art or Photography Minor or Arts in Media Minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1600, 1605 or 1607
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to photographic concepts, materials, and the digital darkroom. Varied thematic assignments within the visual arts context. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: 1013, Art major or Art or Photography Minor or Arts in Media Minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1600, 1605 or 1607
ART 3600 - Photography: Alternative Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Continued experience with photographic concepts using alternative processes techniques applied within a creative context. Portfolio requirements are project-based. Fall semester will cover the basics of alternative process workflow using cyanotype chemistry in the darkroom. Spring semester will cover the basics of medium format film cameras, and the collaborative process as it related to photographic image making. Laptop and software required: instruction presented only on a Mac OS. prereq: 1013, 1607 or 2600, Art major or Art or Photography minor or instructor consent
ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intensive digitally-based portfolio development in area of special interest. Selected readings in photographic theory and criticism. Graduate student portfolios are complemented by a related research project. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: 1900, 1607 or 2600, art major or art or photography minor or instructor consent
ART 4675 - Photography: The Photographic Book
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Creation of one or more individual photographic book projects, with emphasis on effective sequencing of images and appropriate book form for the specific body of work. Selected readings in book arts relating to photography. Graduate student book projects are complemented by a related research project. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop required; instruction presented only on the MacOS. prereq: 4600, art major or photography minor or instructor consent
ARTH 2620 - History of Photography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conceptual and technical evolution of the photographic medium from its inception to the present, with special emphasis upon its development within art, design and new media contexts. prereq: Art or Art Education major or Studio Art BFA or Graphic Design BFA or Graphic Design & Marketing BFA or Photography minor or instructor consent
ART 3615 - Photography: Inventing with Light
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course provides a working knowledge of studio lighting equipment and techniques as they apply to the creative production of still photographs and short digital videos. Students will incorporate these lighting techniques, as well as advanced digital image making skills, into their conceptual practice, demonstrating technical and aesthetic skills related to contemporary and historical practice in the art of artificial lighting. Students will conceptualize how the lighting studio can transform their means of creative production. Requires digital still and/or video camera/s with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mas OS. prereq: 1013, 1607 or 2600, pre-DAP or Studio DAP major or Photography minor or instructor consent
ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intensive digitally-based portfolio development in area of special interest. Selected readings in photographic theory and criticism. Graduate student portfolios are complemented by a related research project. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: 1900, 1607 or 2600, art major or art or photography minor or instructor consent
ART 4650 - Alternative Processes Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 3600, art or art education major or photography minor or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive portfolio development using alternative contemporary and historic photographic ideas and processes. Processes that may be explored are: cyanotype, salt prints, photo-polymer gravure, camera-less image capture, toy and home-made cameras. The processes explored are relative to the resources available in conjunction with student interest. Multi-disciplinary approach to image making is encouraged. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only the Mas OS. prereq: 3600, art or art education major or photography minor or instructor consent