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.

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  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    Covering historical and theoretical developments in the field, a major in photography provides you with the techniques necessary to become a practitioner in the field, realizing significant vocational options as a:

    • Commercial and Art Photographer
    • Photojournalist
    • Portrait and Wedding Photographer
    • Sports and Nature Photographer

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Photography.

  • Requirements for Minor

    • Complete required courses (20 credit hours)
      • PHO-211 History of Photography
      • PHO-235 Principles of Visual Communication
      • PHO-236 Intro to Digital Photography
      • PHO-238 Photojournalism
      • PHO-303 Photography Studio Techniques
      • PHO-301 Art Photography
      • MDA-271 Film and Video Production I