2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Photography, Video and Design Minor


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Coordinator:

Karen McGee, Assistant Dean for Student Services

316 Newhouse 3, 315-443-4722, kmcgee@syr.edu

College:

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications oversees this minor.

Goal

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.

Audience

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.

Entrance Requirements

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 brstrong@syr.edu.  If you do not have some type of portfolio, GRE test scores must be submitted instead.

Curriculum Requirements


Students must complete 18 credits of which 12 credits must be 300-level or above.

Minor Emphasis (Declared after department review):


Students will complete a departmental review of their work, using work from their introductory courses-VIS 201 or VIS 207, and/or previous work. Following the review and working with their advisor, students will be required to declare a minor emphasis that satisfies their individual career goals.

Minor Emphasis (Choose one)


Photography (12 credits)


Students must have completed VIS 201.

Or

Or

Design (12 credits)


Students must have completed VIS 207.

Or

Multimedia (12 credits)


Personalized combination developed through advising. Students must adhere to prerequisites of courses.

Additional Information


To declare a minor, students must file a declaration form indicating the specific courses selected. The form must be approved by Assistant Dean Karen McGee (316 Newhouse 3) and by the student’s home college.

Total: 18 Newhouse credits required


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