Karen McGee, Assistant Dean for Student Services
316 Newhouse 3, 315-443-4722, firstname.lastname@example.org
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications oversees this minor.
The members of the Visual Communications Department know that life is enriched with the knowledge of how to make high-quality, meaningful images. The purpose of this minor is to provide photography, video and design expertise to complement the student’s primary area of study.
This minor is intended for Syracuse University students who are not enrolled in the School of Public Communications. Photography, video and design are valuable tools, of benefit to the architect, sociologist, biologist, forester, anthropologist, teacher, fashion designer, and students pursuing many other professions.
Applicants are admitted on a space-available basis depending upon a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. To be eligible, a student must have completed 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F. Students must declare the Photography, Design and Video minor no later than the first semester of their junior year. Applications should be submitted to the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office (316 Newhouse 3) by December 15 for spring admission or May 1 for fall admission.
Restricted Graduate Credit
With permission after completion of the departmental review of their work, a student may choose to take 6 of their remaining 12 credits in the minor at the graduate level. If this option is chosen, the graduate level courses may be used towards the Multimedia, Photography and Design master’s degree. Students have from the time grades are posted for the course(s) up until the fall of their senior year to declare if the graduate credit will count in their minor or if they are going to use it towards their graduate degree. If completing the graduate credits and continuing into the graduate program, students will be required to drop the minor before graduation in order for these credits to count in a graduate degree. If students are not going to use the graduate credits in a graduate program, they will need to petition the University to allow those credits to be used in their undergraduate requirements.
For students that choose to apply for the Multimedia, Photography and Design master’s program, a portfolio is required for admission and should be sent separately to Professor Bruce Strong, Chair, Visual Communications Department. Images should be presented on a personal website or through social media channels. Please send appropriate URLs to Professor Strong at email@example.com. If you do not have some type of portfolio, GRE test scores must be submitted instead.