Photos can freeze a moment in time, speak volumes with a single image or capture a special memory. If you have a passion for storytelling through photography, St. Scholastica’s photography minor will help you take your talents to the next level.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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Minor: 22 credits, including an independent study project
Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
ART 1107 – Photography I
Introduces black and white photography: basic camera operation, film and print development, exposure and photo history and aesthetics. Students will also learn about photojournalism and digital photography. A 35 mm manual camera is required. The student must purchase film and paper.
ART 2307 – Digital Photography
Introduces digital image making. Students work with digital SLR cameras and the latest photographic software to produce an entirely digital portfolio. Composition and visual aesthetics are emphasized. Digital SLR cameras are provided by the school.
ART 3327 – Color and Landscape Photography
Studies color photographic aesthetics and theory; these principles are then applied to the practice and technique of landscape photography. Digital SLR cameras are required and are provided by the school.
ART 4427 – Alternative Photography Methods
Explores late 19th and early 20th century printing techniques as alternatives to modern photo methods. Students use the sun as a light source to print cyanotypes (blue prints), van dyke (brown prints) and gum bichromate images. Modern techniques such as infrared photography are also included.
The visual image is ubiquitous in American culture. One cannot venture far without seeing photographs used in news, entertainment, advertising, sports and other industries. Photography also has played a key role in shaping our collective memory of watershed events. Graduates with a minor in photography can choose to operate their own studios or use their skills in the advertising, public relations or journalism fields.