Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Photography

The Photography minor is often added as a secondary focus of study in order to complement or enhance a student's major or chosen career path. Students may also choose to add the minor in order to pursue an area of interest without the responsibility of a major.

The minor embodies many of the key historical, critical, theoretical, methodological and contextual elements embedded within the more comprehensive framework of the major.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a range of materials, processes and techniques within their chosen concentration as a primary form of artistic expression
  • Analyze interpret and comprehend the elements that constitute a work of art (visual, functional, psychological, and social)
  • Engage in self-directed problem solving analysis and critical thinking, and take creative and intellectual risks in the production of original artwork
  • Employ scholarly and visual research in developing concepts, principles, and theories that underlie their artistic intentions, and effectively communicate them orally and in written form

A total of 18 credit hours are required for the minor in Photography.

Foundation Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
Choose one of the following:
FNAR 110 
Foundations of Visual Art
FNAR 113
Drawing I
History Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
Choose one of the following:
FNAR 202 Modern Art 3
FNAR 365 History of Photography 3
Applied Courses (12)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR 115
Foundations of Photography
FNAR 215
Photography: Film and Darkroom (Fall)
FNAR 219
Photography: Digital Imaging (Spring)
Choose one of the following:
FNAR 316 Photography: Advanced Projects (fall offering odd years) 3
FNAR 319 Photography: Lighting Techniques (fall offering even years) 3

For information about Photography course requirements, click here