Student work Caiti Borruso, Glass House, 2015, Pigmented inkjet print, 30”x40"

The Photography Minor enables students from any major to gain a knowledge and skill set in the practice of photography. The minor consists of one required core course, Digital Photography, six additional Photography credits from a select menu of options in the Photography Department and six credits from Liberal Arts and/or History of Art and Design from a select menu of options related to the field. The flexible structure of the minor allows students to determine their own focus within the medium. Please see the Photography Department website for more information. 

The Photography Minor is open to any major in the Institute with a 3.0 G.P.A.

Please contact Tori Purcell, Assistant Chair in the Photography Department for more information (vpurcell@pratt.edu).


The minor consists of at least 15 credits selected from the menu of courses below.

  • Students must take the core requirement (3 credits) and a minimum of 6 additional studio credits from the menu of courses in the Photography Department.
  • In addition, students must take a minimum of 6 credits from the menu of Liberal Arts Electives and History of Art & Design electives.
  • More than half of the credits need to be taken in courses at the 300 level or above.

Minor Curriculum

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  • Minor Requirement 1

    Complete the following required course.

    PHOT-210 Digital Photography

  • Minor Elective 2

    Complete 6 credits from the following courses.

    PHOT-220 Large Format Photography
    OR
    PHOT-211 Intermediate Digital Photography
    OR
    PHOT-222 Lighting I
    OR
    PHOT-212 Advanced Digital Photography
    OR
    PHOT-340 Contemporary Issues in Photography
    OR
    PHOT-413 The Photo Book
    OR
    PHOT-414 Publishing the Photo Book
    OR
    PHOT-415 Non-Silver Processes
    OR
    PHOT-416 Plantinum and Advanced Non-Silver Processes
    OR
    PHOT-422 Lighting II
    OR
    PHOT-443 Photography:Theory & Practice
    OR
    PHOT-455 Digital Monochrome
    OR
    PHOT-460 Photography:Curatorial Practices
    OR
    PHOT-465 Editorial Photography
    OR
    PHOT-470 Socially Engaged Media
    OR
    PHOT-490 Photography Lectures
    OR
    PHOT-491 Photography Lectures
    OR
    PHOT-492 Photography Lectures

  • Minor Elective 3

    Complete 6 elective credits from the following courses.

    CH-250 Between Image and Word:Why Photographers Write
    OR
    HA-360 A Survey of Photography: Uses, Styles, And Reactions, 1839-PRESENT
    OR
    HMS-340E Topics in Cinema/Media Studies: The Documentary Image
    OR
    HMS-431A Topics in Cultural Studies: Modernism And Postmodernism Thought, Politics, and Creativity
    OR
    HMS-404E Topics in American Studies: Photography In American Literature and Culture Visual Art
    OR
    HMS-493A Writing as Photography