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.
||History of Photography
||Digital Photography II - Techniques of
Studio and Environmental Lighting
Students successfully minoring in Photography at Curry College will have the ability to:
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate the understanding of industrial and commercial applications of photographic techniques.
- Use and adapt to a variety of computer software and industry hardware for photographic purposes.
- Demonstrate effective use of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, employing relevant knowledge, skills, and judgment in a professional level setting.
- Work effectively independently and as a team associate, demonstrating time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Gain an understanding of photography’s importance in its cultural, social, political and historical context.
- Create and execute professional level materials suitable for seeking opportunities in the photography field.