Whether you're carefully framing a portrait or shooting a magnificent skyline, photography changes the way you think about the world.

Students looking at photographs in class

Learn to see the world in a whole new way

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.

Students must take

A minor in photography requires four studio art courses from the following list, plus ART 149 - History of Photography. Depending on course rotation, ART 254 - Contemporary Art is acceptable in lieu of ART 149.
ART 138 The Poetry of Photography 4
ART 139 Color Photography CSI 4

200 Level Photography Courses

Students must also take two or three 200 level photography courses from the following options:
ART 232 Advanced Digital Workshop 4
ART 237 Advanced Black and White Photography 4
ART 239 Art of the Real: Documentary Photography 4
ART 256 Approaches in Contemporary Photography 4
ART 261 The Art of the Open Road 4
ART 275 Photography in Collaboration 4

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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