Photography, Minor

Program Code: PHOTO_UMNR

Retention Requirements

Retention will be determined through verification of sustained academic growth as demonstrated by earning of grades of C or higher within the Photography minor. Failure to do so is grounds for an academic warning, with clear written strategies and a time frame for the student to return to good standing. Should the student not address the issue, the faculty may advise the student into a different program or minor.

Additional Information

For more specific information on entrance procedures, please visit the website for the College of Arts and Architecture.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 19

Requirements for the Minor

Some courses may require prerequisites.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
PHOTO 303Professional Photography: Studio Technique and Photocomposition3
PHOTO 404Professional Photography Capstone Seminar: Self-Marketing and Professional Presence4
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 9 credits of PHOTO courses9
Select 3 credits of 400-level PHOTO courses3

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Angela Rothrock
School of Visual Arts Advising Coordinator
211 Patterson Building
University Park, PA 16802


University Park

210 Patterson Building
University Park, PA 16802