The Photography minor is a very popular at Lyndon State College. The coursework is a blend of traditional black & white photography and digital photography coursework. Students truly enjoy unlimited access to darkroom. The Photo Studio includes critiques space, a wall-mounted mat cutter, print-drying racks, and a film-loading booth. Class sizes are small and individual attention is guaranteed. Show us the world in your eyes!

Advising Brochure, Program Literature:  Photography Minor

Degree Requirements (for 2014-2015 catalog)

Foundation Courses (13 credits)

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the art, science and craft of photography. The instruction covers such subjects as camera controls and operation, film exposure and development, black-and-white darkroom printing, print finishing and presentation aesthetics, and history.

Prerequisites & Notes:

A fully functional and adjustable 35mm SLR camera with 50mm lens is required. There is a lab fee.

Credits: 3

This course is designed for the intermediate and advanced student working in film-based black and white photography. Technical control and artistic expression are emphasized as students develop their visual perception and an awareness of photographic possibilities. Students will generate a personal portfolio of prints, and the students will sequence a book of student photographs, which is printed, bound and put up for sale. Lab fee covers film, paper, chemistry and a copy of the book.

Prerequisites & Notes:

A 35 mm camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed is required. The prerequisite is ART 2301. This course can be repeated once. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

This course offers a basic study of the elements and principles of design. Coursework provides a visual problem-solving experience that encourages creative thought and innovative approaches to working in both two- and three-dimensional design.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The co-requisite is DES 1025. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every semester

Credits: 2

This course focuses on the use of the design industry’s standard electronic image alteration program. The instruction consists of exercises which focus on both articulation and visualization of design principles and concepts including manipulating and altering photographic imagery. The instruction includes creative challenges involving typographic and photographic special effects.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The co-requisite is DES 1020. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every semester.

Credits: 2

Choice Courses — Take two of the following (6 credits)

This course explores the use of digital technology as a venue for making art. Students will create original artwork using software programs in conjunction with digital photography and scans of traditional artwork. Contemporary digital artists and exhibition practices will be investigated.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd spring.

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the design and construction of handmade artist’s books. Opportunity will be provided for the creation of artwork, photography, or other content in addition to learning multiple styles and bindings for books.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is sophomore standing. There is a lab fee. The course may be repeated once. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

This course provides in-depth study of specific topics, themes, artists, mediums, and/or periods in the history of the visual arts. Topics rotate based on faculty expertise.

Prerequisites & Notes:

This course may be repeated once for credit with a change of topic. The prerequisites are ENG 1052 and permission. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd-numbered fall.

Credits: 3

This course explores the mechanical and electronic aspects of digital photography, as well as the basic tools of image manipulation. Instruction focuses on composition and the aesthetics of digital images. Access to a digital camera is required.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 2