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Courses for a Degree in Photography

In addition to a focus on photography courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Photography Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Understanding Photographs
  • Visual Communication
  • Drawing for Design
  • Design, Think, and Make
  • Photo Seminar
  • Portfolio
  • Lighting Studio
  • The Moving Image 

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology