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Photography minor students shoot in the new Design Studio Thinktank

Students interested in exploring careers behind the camera – including commercial, scientific, medical, aerial, news, sports, and fine art photography – will benefit from a Photography minor at Curry. This five-course program offers an array of courses in the essentials of industry tools, techniques, and practices while preparing students to become successful photographers. 

The new minor complements students studying graphic design, studio arts, communication or forensic science. Moreover, it allows all students, regardless of major, to master skills such as studio and location lighting, digital workflow, photo editing and retouching. With access to a state-of-the-art digital photography studio, students will gain exposure to industry-standard hardware and software products and gain the technical skills to develop an individualized digital photography portfolio.

Students must complete five courses for a total of 15 credits for the Photography Minor:
Please Note: This is a computer/software required program

  • A minimum grade of C- or higher is required for all minor required courses.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to join ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), the premier association dedicated to the advocacy of professional photographers.
  • External Photography Competitions: Students are encouraged to enter two (2) external photography competitions.

Required Courses:

AH 2720 History of Photography 3
GD 1500 Digital Essentials 3
GD 2797 Digital Photography 3
PHOT 3600 Postproduction Practices 3
PHOT 3797 Digital Photography II - Techniques of
Studio and Environmental Lighting
3
Total: 15

Students successfully minoring in Photography at Curry College will have the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the use of processes, tools, techniques and technology sufficient to work from concept to finished product. This involves a mastery of the materials, equipment, and processes of the discipline, including uses of cameras, lighting/digital technologies and printing.
  2. Demonstrate the understanding of visual forms and their aesthetic functions, and basic design principles, developing throughout the minor, with attention to such areas as composition, color, and lighting to produce professional images.
  3. Demonstrate the understanding of industrial and commercial applications of photographic techniques.
  4. Use and adapt to a variety of computer software and industry hardware for photographic purposes.
  5. Demonstrate effective use of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, employing relevant knowledge, skills, and judgment in a professional level setting.
  6. Work effectively independently and as a team associate, demonstrating time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Gain an understanding of photography’s importance in its cultural, social, political and historical context.
  8. Create and execute professional level materials suitable for seeking opportunities in the photography field.
A rendering of the new Curry College Graphic Design studio

Welcome to the ThinkTANK

To replicate the industry atmosphere, Curry College renovated space in the Kennedy Academic Building in to mirror a “ThinkTANK” design studio. In this space, students brainstorm, conceptualize, and develop dynamic systems that facilitate meaningful, consumer-based interactions. Students now have access to a digital photography studio, large format printers, and industry-standard Wacom tablets.

Explore the ThinkTank
Student Art and Design Exhibit - Fall 2020 Poster

Fall 2020 Student Art & Design Exhibit

The Student Art and Design Exhibit showcased the work of our students by celebrating their creativity, innovation, perseverance and introspection in the hardest of times. It is truly a celebration of success. This exhibit will be on display in the Shelley Hoon Keith Gallery thru Monday, February 8, 2021.

See the Virtual Exhibit
Students from the Fine and Applied Arts Seminar interact with artist Wangechi Mutu's installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Spring 2020 Student Art & Design Exhibit

The 2020 virtual exhibition featured work by Graphic Design and Studio Arts majors and minors, as well as Curry students who are exploring their creative vision and voice through Curry’s Gen Ed Arts Breadth offerings. (Pictured: Quietude 1 by Dalymar Ruiz-King)

View the Exhibit
Students from the Fine and Applied Arts Seminar interact with artist Wangechi Mutu's installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Experience Art and Design

Students from the Fine and Applied Arts Seminar interact with artist Wangechi Mutu's installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

"Hour 15" - a recent exhibit on display at the Menino Arts Center in Hyde Park, featured the work of Curry students graduating with degrees in Design and Studio Arts.

Professional Student Exhibits

"Hour 15" - a recent exhibit on display at the Menino Arts Center in Hyde Park, featured the work of Curry students graduating with degrees in Design and Studio Arts. 

Student work is featured from the Drawing I class.

Always Creating

Highlighting student work from the Drawing I class.

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