Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Media Photography

Minor in Media Photography
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

School of Journalism

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Media Photography

The Minor in Media Photography, which is administered by the School of Journalism, provides the opportunity to gain extended knowledge around the history, approaches, tools, outlets and possibilities for creating engaging visual content that can be used in a variety of media outlets. Students gain the marketable skills necessary to analyze, conceive of, create and distribute powerful images, as well as have a clear understanding of how they can use photography to support their career objectives.

The minor is available as an elective to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to apply to the program should consult the undergraduate advisor in the School of Journalism. 

Requirements for the Minor in Media Photography

Complete 15 credits from the following: 
1. All of the following core courses (9 credits):
JRN 310 Photojournalism 3
JRN 345 Images and Messages 3
JRN 410 Advanced Photojournalism: Documentary 3
2. Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
CAS 110 Creative Thinking 3
CAS 111 Design and Layout 3
CAS 112 Story, Sound and Motion 3
CAS 205 Photography in Media Settings 1
JRN 203 Visual Storytelling 3
JRN 206 Video Storytelling with Phones 3
JRN 336 Designing for Media 3
JRN 483 Photo Communication in Europe 6
JRN 488 Visual Storytelling in Kenya 4
JRN 492 Journalism Special Topics 3
Students enrolling in JRN 492 must have advisor approval to ensure appropriate content. Students who reenroll in JRN 492 must select a different topic for each enrollment.