Carthage offers a minor in photography. To earn a bachelor’s degree from Carthage, students must complete the Carthage Core, Distribution Requirements, their major requirements, and the photography minor requirements listed below.

Photography Minor

Required Courses (20 credits)
  • ARH 2100 History of Photography: Daguerre to Digital (4 credits)
  • ART 2110 Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 2130 Color Photography (4 credits)
  • CDM 2500 Basic Digital Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3110 Advanced Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3130 Advanced Color Photography (4 credits)
  • CDM 3500 Advanced Digital Photography (4 credits)
  • CDM/ART Topics Courses with Related Content (4 credits)
Choose One (4 credits)

Students must take one course from the list below that is not being used from the previous listing of courses:

  • ART 1070 FOUNDATIONS, SURFACE: Images + Design (4 credits)
  • ART 1072 FOUNDATIONS, TIME: Movement + Digital (4 credits)
  • ART 2750 4D (variable content) (4 credits)*
  • ART 3110 Advanced Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3130 Advanced Color Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3550 Art Internship as approved by instructor — must be photography based (4 credits)
  • ART 3700 Advanced 4D (4 credits)
  • CDM 1900 Adobe Creative Cloud: Level Up (4 credits)
  • CDM 2650 Photographing Nature: Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation (4 credits)
  • CDM 2700 Film and New Media Production (4 credits)
  • CDM 2800 Exploring the Documentary Form (4 credits)
  • CDM 3500 Advanced Digital Photography (4 credits)
  • CDM 3550 Communication Internship as approved by instructor — must be photography based (4 credits)

Please note: Any course taken may only count for one course and may not count in two categories. Variable content courses may be used in more than one category, but only if the topic/content is different.

For students majoring in studio art, art education, communication, graphic design, or public relations, the overlap between majors and minors must be at or below 50 percent.

*Additional information regarding variable topic course ART 2750 4D: The administration has asked us to do variable content courses so that we send fewer courses through the curriculum. It allows us to easily rotate classes and respond to a quickly changing field. We are not going with a foundational model so much as a liberal arts a la carte model, which gives students choices to mix and match and create an education that meets their interests and passions.

Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the Photography and Film and New Media Program director to ensure all requirements are met.