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Photography Minor

UMD Art and Design, Dept of
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • 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
Core (12 cr)
ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
ART 2600 - Photography I (3.0 cr)
ARTH 2620 - History of Photography (3.0 cr)
Foundation (6 cr)
ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio (3.0 cr)
ART 4675 - Photography: The Photographic Book (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 cr)
Some courses can be repeated.
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 3600 - Photography: Alternative Processes (3.0 cr)
· 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. Instruction presented only on the macOS. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Art Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Ed K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or preMarketing & Graphic Design or Marketing & Graphic Design BBA or Art Min or Arts in Media Min or Photo Min or instructor consent
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy (LE CAT, 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: Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1605
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 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. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: ART 1900 and 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4675 - Photography: The Photographic Book
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 4600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 3600 - Photography: Alternative Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3615 - Photography: Inventing with Light
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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 cameras with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on the macOS. prereq: ART 2600, pre-Studio Art-DAP or Studio Art-DAP BFA 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. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: ART 1900 and 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4650 - Alternative Processes Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic 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. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 3600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.