The Photographic Communications Program prepares students for a career in professional photography. Areas of commercial photography emphasis include studio illustration, portraiture, new digital media, and photojournalism.

With the latest in multimedia and digital technologies combined with traditional and historical processes, this all-encompassing program provides students with a wide array of skills as they develop a personal photographic vision.

From academic to professional endeavors, our full-time faculty bring into the classroom their expertise in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Then through project-based assignments and a hands-on approach, students learn real world visual problem solving.

The framework of the program also incorporates courses in business and general education to better prepare the student for a successful career in photography. For the applied science degree in photographic communications, students must complete both the General Education Requirements and the Core Courses.

General Education Requirements

  • ART—Any ART course meeting the Visual & Performing Arts requirement (3)
  • BADM 1005 - Business Mathematics (3)

or

  • MATH—Any College-Level Mathematics (3-5)
  • BADM 1020 - Business Communication (3)
  • CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication (3)

or

  • JOUR 1000 - Introduction to Mass Media (3)
  • ENGL 1010 - English I: Introduction to Composition (3)
  • POLS 1000 - American and Wyoming Government (3)

or

  • HIST 1210 - United States History I (3)

and

  • HIST 1250 - History of Wyoming (3)
  • Wellness Education (2)

Total General Education Requirements: 20-25 Credits

Core Courses

  • PHTO 1101 - First Year Seminar: Outdoor Photography 3
  • PHTO 1600 - Survey of Photography (3)
  • PHTO 1610 - Introduction to Photography (4)
  • PHTO 1630 - View Camera and Basic Lighting (4)
  • PHTO 2350 - Media Photography (3)
  • PHTO 2510 - Studio Illustration I (3)
  • PHTO 2520 - Studio Illustration II (3)
  • PHTO 2610 - Commercial Portrait I (3)
  • PHTO 2620 - Commercial Portrait II (3)
  • PHTO 2650 - Digital Imaging I (3)
  • PHTO 2710 - Professional Portfolio I (4)
  • PHTO 2720 - Professional Portfolio II (4) (Capstone Course)
  • PHTO 2740 - Digital Color Photography (3)
  • PHTO 2750 - Digital Photo Applications (3)
  • PHTO 2760 - Introduction to Digital Multimedia (3)

Total Core Courses: 49 Credits

Electives

  • ART 1110 - Design: 2-D (3)
  • ART 1510 - Introduction to Graphic Design Production (3)
  • JOUR 1100 - Reporting and Newswriting I (3)
  • PHTO 2385 - Photography Theme Seminar (2)
  • PHTO 2960 - Photo Field Studies (1-2)

Total Credits for Degree = 69

Miscellaneous

Scholarships: New international students are able to apply for $500/year scholarships once they arrive on campus. Students may apply for larger scholarships their second year of attendance

Program taught in:
  • English

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