Photography Major and Minor

EMU 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.

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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)


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

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