• BA in Art
    (Photography Concentration)

    The Photography Program at Monmouth University offers two tracks designed to provide students the opportunity to choose a course of study that more closely suits each individual's interests and goals.

    The same five courses form the backbone for both the Photo Photography and the Minor in order to establish a firm grounding in the skills of photographic seeing, production and presentation while exploring and incorporating a personal visual direction. The curriculum encourages cultivation of a distinctive visual narrative through the development of artistic and technical skills, as well as a broad understanding of the role photography plays in contemporary culture.

    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART WITH A CONCENTRATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

    The BA in Art with a Concentration in Photography allows students to immerse themselves in a focused and intense study while refining and expanding on the skills integral to the discipline of photography, including historical contexts. In addition, the concentration offers insight to careers in both fine art and applied/design (commercial) photography. The concentration includes both photography and design courses in order to best prepare the student for the contemporary world of photography. It also includes studio electives, allowing the student to incorporate the elements of photographic practices with other (non-photographic) media in an interdisciplinary approach to art making.

    The Photo Concentration provides a comprehensive look at the medium of photography and prepares students for a career in photography as well as the arts in general.

    Minor in Photography

    The Minor in Photography provides students with a solid foundation in the photographic arts with a focus on courses that encourage an understanding of the technical aspects of the medium. A computer graphics course is added to the photo curriculum to round out skills a photo student is likely to need in the professional world. The Photo Minor will allow students a succinct overview of the principles of photography. Analog and digital skills are learned.

    Marketable Skills

    • Creative problem solving and concept development
    • Adapt techniques, tools, and materials to meet project, portfolio, and budgetary needs
    • Ability to articulate ideas whether in writing or verbally presented
    • Criticize, evaluate, and explain works of art
    • Visualize and evaluate finished imagery before their completion
    • Verbally communicate principles, skills, and art appreciation
    • Work under the pressure of deadlines
    • Strong design and conceptual skills relevant to many photographic and art-related applications
    • Originate new ideas and communicate them photographically
    • Interpret verbal instructions to produce creative photographic imagery
    • Ability to work with web, design and video technology
    • Knowledge of the history and critical study of photographic imagery
    • Strong technical skills and knowledge of multiple digital and film-format cameras
    • Ability to use current technology and software used in print and screen-based photographic imagery
    • Strong technical skills and knowledge of multiple analog photographic processes
    • Ability to use and manipulate studio lighting and the equipment found in a lighting studio
    • Applications of photography in multiple photographic fields including documentary, commercial, and fine art
    • Originate new ideas and communicate them photographically
    • Interpret verbal instructions to produce creative photographic imagery
    • Ability to work with Web, design, and video technology
    • Knowledge of the history and critical study of photographic imagery