Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Photography Degree Information

Students at Loyola may complete a major in Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography, an interdisciplinary major, a major in Visual Arts with a concentration in InterArts, a minor in Photography, a minor in InterArts, or take Photography courses as electives.

Catalogue Years 2022-2023 and Later

Photography Major

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • PT 300 - Photocraft or PT 301 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories
  • PT 350 - Visual Thinking
  • PT 400 - Professional Practices for Artists
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • One AH 300-level course
  • Four PT 300-level (or higher) courses
One course from the following:
  • SA 225 - Drawing
  • SA 300-level course

InterArts Major

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
  • One AH 300-level or 400-level course
  • One PT 300-level course
  • Capstone course (chosen in consultation with advisor)
One course from the following:
  • SA 225 - Drawing
  • SA 300-level course
Four courses from the following:
  • AH 300-level or 400-level course
  • PT 300-level or 400-level course
  • SA 300-level or 400-level course

Interdisciplinary Major

  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography or SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 270- 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • SA 225 - Drawing or AH/PT upper-level course
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography or AH/SA upper-level course
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
  • Two AH/PT/SA upper-level courses
  • AH 400-level capstone or PT/SA 400 - Professional Practices (in consultation with program advisor)
  • Interdisciplinary requirements of another major

Photography Minor

  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • PT 300 - Photocraft or PT 301 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories
  • PT 350 - Visual Thinking
  • One PT upper-level course (PT 319 is recommended)
  • Two additional PT upper-level courses (300-level or higher)

InterArts Minor

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
Four courses from the following:
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • SA 225 - Drawing*
  • 300-level or 400-level courses in AH, PT, or SA
*PT 270 is an option if the student has taken SA 224 or SA 227

Catalogue Years 2021-2022 and Earlier

Photography Major

  • AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • PT 300 - Photocraft or PT 301 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories or HN 323 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories
  • PT 319 - History of Photography
  • PT 400 - Professional Practices
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • One additional AH course
  • Seven additional PT upper-level courses

(No more than one of the following may count towards the major: PT 278, PT 279, PT 280, PT 281, PT 282)

Interdisciplinary Major

  • AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • PT 300 - Photocraft or PT 301 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories or HN 323 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories
  • PT 319 - History of Photography
  • PT 400 - Professional Practices
  • Three additional PT upper-level courses
  • Interdisciplinary requirements of another major

Photography Minor

  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • PT 300 - Photocraft or PT 301 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories or HN 323 - Photographic Vision: Tools, Techniques, and Theories
  • PT 319 - History of Photography
  • Four additional PT 300-level courses

Notes

  • Visual Arts students with a Photography concentration are strongly encouraged to take computer science to fulfill one of the math/science core requirements.
  • Students interested in photojournalism should declare a Visual Arts major with a Photography concentration and a Communication minor, or a Communication major with a Journalism specialization and a Photography minor.
  • Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

Questions about a Photography degree at Loyola University Maryland? Contact us.

Dan Schlapbach, MFA
Faculty

Dan Schlapbach, MFA

Dan Schlapbach, MFA, sees photography as a vehicle for student expression and intellectual discovery

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