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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED: 30267      HEGIS 1011    

The major in Photography and the Digital Image provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop their abilities as freelance photographers, and to prepare them for a variety of positions within the photography industry and related fields. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAPH 341 - Digital Craft and the Exhibition3
PH 351 - Professional Approach to Photojournalism2
PH 371 - Retouching/Prepress Solutions for Photographers2
RELATED AREACD 373 - The Convergence of Type and Image2
DE 302 - Photographic Exhibition Design2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 343 - History of Photography3
choice - see Liberal Arts electives*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAPH 342 - Advanced Project in Style and Media3
PH 361 - Logistics of Location Photography2
PH 372 - Digital Media Technology I2
RELATED AREAAP 351 - Experiencing Style2
CG 251 - Digital Editing for Film and Video2
LIBERAL ARTSEN 323 - Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation3
choice - see Liberal Arts electives*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAPH 451 - Multimedia Concepts3
PH 471 - Digital Media Technology II2
PH 491 - Research for Senior Design Project2
RELATED AREAAC 362 - Video Studio Production3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Art History*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAPH 461 - Multimedia Portfolio3
PH 492 - Senior Design Project2
IC 498 - Senior Internship D: Career Planning4
RELATED AREAAC 462 - Video Field Production3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts electives*3
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)1.5
 Total Credits: 63.5

Fall 2016 Requirements: See below

Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 343 History of Photography (3 cr.) and CHOICE of any 200 - 400-level History of Art course (for which prerequisites have been met). See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization
  • English and Speech: 3 credits. EN 323 Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation (3 cr.)
  • LIberal Arts electives: 9 credits: Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Mathematics), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses

NOTE: PH 311 may be substituted for PH 351 in fifth semester.