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The minor provides opportunities for students to develop a personal vision in response to photography's role in contemporary art and culture. Various studio classes emphasize a range of techniques in the production of traditional, digital and experimental imagery. Critical thinking combined with studio/lab experience enhance this comprehensive introduction to the field and practice of photography.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor with a minimum 2.00 GPA earned in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

This minor is available to AVT majors. AVT majors must complete 12 credits unique to the minor.

Banner Code: PHO

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 16

Required Courses

AVT 252Darkroom Photography I (Mason Core)4
or AVT 253 Digital Photography I (Mason Core)
AVT 353Darkroom Photography II3
or AVT 354 Digital Photography II
AVT 356Photo Studio Techniques3
Total Credits10

Two Courses

Select two courses from the following:6
History of Photography (Mason Core)
Darkroom Photography II (if not used above)
Digital Photography II (if not used above)
AVT 355
Photography Seminar
Professional Practices
Alternative Photo Processes
Digital Printing Techniques
Documentary Photography
Advanced Studio Lighting
Or other courses as approved by program director
Total Credits6