Learn to see the world in a whole new way!

Whether you're carefully framing a portrait or shooting a magnificent skyline, photography changes the way you think about the world. Students solve visual and conceptual problems creatively and cultivate the technical and aesthetic skills that artists and design professionals need. You will be inspired by the photography exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, the many fine galleries near Simmons and in our own Trustman Art Gallery.

Our students go on to successful careers in many fields including communications, publishing, arts administration, design, museum and gallery work and studio art. Minoring in photography complements many areas of study from humanities to science. By developing a strong sense of visual and artistic expression and technical prowess, you'll be on the cutting-edge as related industries change and grow.

Learn more about the Department of Art and Music.

Program Requirements

A minor in photography requires five courses from the following:

  • ART/COMM 138 The Poetry of Photography
    and/or ART/COMM 139 Color Photography CSI

Two or three from the following:

  • ART/COMM 230 Special Topics in Photography
  • ART/COMM 232 Advanced Digital Sandbox
  • ART/COMM 237 Advanced Black and White Photography
  • ART/COMM 256 Approaches in Contemporary Photography

And one of the following:

  • ART 249 History of Photography
  • ART 154 Contemporary Art
    Margaret Hanni
    • Margaret Hanni
    • Associate Professor and Department Chair, Art and Music
    • Phone: 617-521-2267
    • Office: C418
    Edie Bresler
    • Edith Bresler
    • Professor of Practice - ARTM
    • Phone: 617-521-2988
    • Office: C423
How to Apply
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