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Program Type: Undergraduate

Minor Requirements:

Department: Art & Design


The minor in photography is meant to give students an introduction to understanding photography. Students take a condensed version of the art foundations core along with introductory and advanced photography courses.

Through in-class demonstrations, students will learn the following technical skills:

  • digital camera operation and control
  • electronic flash operation, studio lighting, location techniques
  • processing, organizing, compositing, and printing digital files
  • mounting and matting photographic prints
  • writing a research paper and creating a presentation

Through lectures and in-class critiques, students will learn the following conceptual elements:

  • concepts in fine art photography including historic and contemporary practices
  • the difference between the way things look in reality and the way it appears and takes on meaning as a photographic image
  • a conceptual framework for looking at, talking about, and creating photographs
  • how to edit a group of images to be presented as a portfolio
  • communication of ideas through still imagery
  • personal interests within the medium

Program Contacts

Brad McCombs
Art & Design Head
mccombsr1@nku.edu

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The Art & Design program advances the power of creativity and artistic excellence to contribute to a thriving and equitable society. We exist to promote creative expression, to empower our students to excel in their education and in life, to conduct scholarly research in the arts, and to enrich communities through creative work.鈥疍rawn by ambition and promise, students of Art & Design will grow in knowledge, creativity, and strength to make a more vibrant, innovative world.听

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