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Undergraduate Photography

When you earn a minor in Photography, you study a variety of photographic techniques and processes, the history of photography, and the work of contemporary photographers. As a Photography minor, you have the opportunity to exhibit art work annually in the Edgewood College Student Art Exhibition. 

You take classes in darkroom photography, digital photography, studio portrait photography, lithography, and the history of photograph. You will also take a course in either digital art or video art, and are welcome to take additional Art Department courses of interest to you.

Complete the Application for Admission
Submit your housing contract to request preferences
January- February
Apply for scholarships
Attend Admitted Student Day
Attend Eagle Enrollment Day: Academic Orientation
Join your new friends for move-in and Freshman Orientation

Why Edgewood College

We offer a comprehensive visual art curriculum in fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms. The Stream, our LEED-certified art building, is among the best visual arts facilities at small liberal arts colleges in the upper Midwest.  Students and faculty have the space, tools, equipment and technology to engage and collaborate in a range of art media. From foundations to upper-level studio courses, students work closely with the faculty to develop their skills and learn to approach their creative process as unique individuals. 

Career Outcomes

Photography minors are prepared for a life of creative arts practice, whether or not they are interested in working professionally as photographers. The Photography minor complements majors offered in the Art Department, such as Art, Graphic Design, and Web Design and Development, and enhances students’ preparation for professional work in these fields. With skills in creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and visual communication, students with a minor in Photography pursue careers in a variety of fields, including work in galleries, museums, and photography studios, and as creative art directors in the design world. Photography minors with an interest in college-level teaching are prepared to apply for graduate study in the visual arts, leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree.