Engage culture in your vocation.

In a world of increasing visual communication, the image has become the main source of information, mediated through both the lens and the computer. A major in Photography assists you with developing the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to construct digital photographs and to prepare images for print publications and distribution on the web.

As a graduate, you will demonstrate essential skills in the discipline, refine your ability to effectively communicate, connect your strengths to your vocation, understand approaches to engage your professional culture responsibly and ethically, and contribute to God's redemptive purposes in the world through your profession.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Quick Facts

    • Major Credit Hours: 49
    • Minor Credit Hours: 20
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Commercial photographer
      • Art photographer
      • Photojournalist
      • Portrait and wedding photographer
      • Sports and nature photographer
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Photography.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts in Photography degree requires the following classes:

  • COM-400 Capstone Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • MDA-121 Introduction to Digital Media (3 credit hours)
  • MDA-213 Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credit hours)
  • MDA-271 Film and Video Production I (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-211 History of Photography (2 credit hours)
  • PHO-235 Principles of Visual Communication (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-236 Introduction to Digital Photography (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-238 Photojournalism (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-301 Art Photography (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-303 Photography Studio Techniques (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-304 Lighting Techniques (3 credit hours)
  • PHO-380 Internship (4 credit hours)
  • PHO-404 Seminar in Photography I (2 credit hours)
  • PHO-405 Seminar in Photography II (2 credit hours)
  • Program electives (9 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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