2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Photography, BS


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Contact:

Bruce Strong, Chair
Department of Visual Communications
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-1010

Faculty

Mike Davis, Seth Gitner, Ken Harper, Gregory Heisler, Soo Yeon Hong, Renée Stevens, Bruce Strong, Sherri Taylor, Amy Toensing

The photography program offers two tracks: Commercial & Advertising Photography and Editorial Photography & Photojournalism. Both tracks develop a strong working knowledge of video, as well as creative use of lighting, both on location and in studio. Collaboration with students from various programs across departments is highly encouraged. Students also study entrepreneurship, communications law and ethics, as well as develop communications writing and graphic design skills.

Commercial & Advertising Photography

The track in Commercial & Advertising Photography covers the areas of advertising, commercial, fashion, food, and portraiture illustration photography for print and digital publications.

Editorial Photography & Photojournalism

The track in Editorial Photography & Photojournalism is for students interested in documentary storytelling and visual journalism both online and in print publications.

Student Learning Outcomes


In addition to the comprehensive Newhouse School learning outcomes listed in the School’s Educational Mission  students in the Photography major are expected to achieve the following additional learning outcome:

  • Produce professional quality cinematographic and photographic stories by synthesizing the best practices and current theories of traditional still, motion and emerging media images.

Major Requirements


Photography majors must complete 38 credits within the Newhouse School of Public Communications and other requirements as outlined below.

Note:


*COM 346 - Race, Gender, and the Media  or COM 348 - Beauty and Diversity in Fashion Media  can be used to satisfy the diversity requirement instead of COM 344  and an approved course in the College of Arts and Sciences.

**Photography majors completing the Commercial & Advertising Photography track have a choice of COM law courses, either COM 505 - Communications Law for Journalists  or COM 506 - Communications Law for Television, Radio, Film .

 

Newhouse Elective for Both Tracks (3 credits)


Photography majors are required to take one Newhouse elective.

Additional Requirements for Commercial & Advertising Photography (3 credits)


Capstone Requirement for Commercial & Advertising Photography (3 credits)


Note:


Photography majors completing the Commercial & Advertising Photography track may also fulfill their capstone requirement with VIS 489 - Photography and Multimedia Capstone , depending on which course is offered the spring of their senior year.

Additional Requirements for Editorial Photography & Photojournalism (3 credits)


Capstone Requirement for Editorial Photography & Photojournalism (3 credits)


Note:


Photography majors completing the Editorial Photography & Photojournalism track may also fulfill their capstone requirement with VIS 489 - Photography and Multimedia Capstone , depending on which course is offered the spring of their senior year.

Additional Requirements for both tracks


Total: 38 Newhouse credits required


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