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Visual and Communication Arts

Photography Major and Minor

Eastern Mennonite University is  one of the few Christian colleges that offers a photography major (and a minor). Our program emphasizes skills in the digital arena. You will learn studio/field practices, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work. The EMU photography program unfolds in the context of our Christian liberal arts community, a multicultural, peace-oriented environment that values effective cross-cultural communication and passionate engagement with the world. We prepare students for a range of photographic possibilities from studio/freelance positions to further graduate training.

Courses

The major in photography consists of 50 SH.

Courses Credits
Core Courses
VACA 121 Drawing  4
VACA 141 Foundations of Design 4
VACA 151 Photo 1 2
VACA 142 Graphic Design 1 2
VACA 381 Cinema and Visual Theory 2
VACA 382 Contemporary Art 2
VACA 481 Senior Thesis 2
Additional Courses
VACA 252 Photo 2 4
 VACA 344 Web Design & Social Media 
 VACA 345 Advanced Photoshop 4
VACA 353 Alternative Photo Processes  4
VACA 367 Hybrid Storytelling  4
 VACA 455 Portfolio and Vocation 4

Choose 8 credits  from the following list:
VACA 242 Graphic Design 2 (2 SH)
VACA 243 Graphic Design 3 (2 SH)
* VACA 335 Installation & Experimental Media (4 SH)
VACA 354 Conservation Photo (4 SH)
WRIT 210 News and Feature (3 SH)

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For more information about the courses see the course description.
For additional information about the curricula see the course catalog..