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In this minor, students are introduced to a broad range of photographic processes, technologies, and conceptual practices while working within the rich intersections between photography, film, video, design, visual art, and sound. After acquiring analog
and digital core skills, students are encouraged to pursue a specific concentration, gaining deeper knowledge in specific areas of interest (including social engagement, fashion culture, creative industry, and contemporary art).
The Photography minor is offered through Parsons' School of Art, Media, and Technology and requires successful completion of 18 credits across six subject
areas, as outlined in the chart below. Please note that PSAM 1050, Photo Practices, is required for all students intending to complete this minor and should be taken before other minor coursework.
Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
Introduction to Main Concepts
Minors are available to all undergraduate students at The New School, though some minors are closed to students in certain majors (please see the list of preclusions for more details). Students may declare minors outside of their own colleges. To explore this option, contact your academic advisor.
Students majoring in BFA Photography are also not permitted to pursue a minor in Photography.
The Photography minor requires an application for admission.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Thomas Werner, assistant professor, at ThomasWerner@newschool.edu.
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