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Photography Department

Photography is the ability to capture light on film or in a digital file in a manner that satisfies the vision of the photographer. Light is the essence of photography and also represents the greatest challenge for photographers to master the mood, focus and style of the artist’s paintbrush. Location and lighting offer the photographer infinite possibilities for personal expression in their photographs. Your mind visualizes an image and your photographic talent and skill enables you to bring it to fruition.

The Photography Department offers the following courses:


COMM 1316: News Photography I
Introduction to problems and practices of photography for newspapers, and/or fine art purposes/commercial output.

COMM 1317: News Photography II
Advanced problems and practices of photography for newspapers, and/or fine art purposes/commercial output.

Note: For COMM 1316 and 1317, students need an adjustable digital camera and may expect to spend about $100 for supplies.

COMM 1318: Photography I
Introduction to the basics of photography.

COMM 1319: Photography II
Extends the students' knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process.

Note: For COMM 1318 and 1319, students need an adjustable 35mm camera and may expect to spend about $100 for supplies.

For all courses, open lab hours are required.

FAQs

Where can I find a job in photography, and what kinds of jobs can I find?
Many photographers find jobs with newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies, design studios and government agencies. Most photographers work for themselves by freelancing.

Among many others, some possible careers in photography include:

  • Industrial and corporate photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Advertising photography
  • Artist photography
  • Travel photography
  • Portrait and wedding photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Forensic photography
  • Public relations photography

 

Recent figures show that the availability of jobs in photography and related fields, such as film editing and processing and computer support, is increasing.

For more information, contact professor Daniel Rodrigue. ​