Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Photography Major & Minor

Major in photography

A total of 42 credit hours are required for the major in Photography. Requirements include 12 credit hours in foundations, 6 credit hours in art history, 18 hours in applied photography including Photography I (FNAR 115), Visual Communication I (FNAR 132),  Photography II (FNAR 215), Color Darkroom Photography (FNAR 216), Digital Photography (FNAR 219),  and View Camera & Studio Photography(FNAR 316). In addition students must take Seminar of Art and Ideas (FNAR 390) and Senior Exhibition Preparation (FNAR 398). 

Suggested Course Sequence



Year 1
FNAR 112 Two-Dimensional Design    
FNAR 113 Drawing I
FNAR 115 Photography I       
Year 2
FNAR 219 Digital Photography I
FNAR 215 Photography II
FNAR 190 Color Theory  
Portfolio Review at the midpoint of the 15 course requirements.
Year 3
FNAR 201 Art History: Ren – Modern
FNAR 319 Digital Photography II               
FNAR 132 Visual Communication I 
FNAR 365 History of Photography                
Year 4
FNAR 316 View Camera & Studio Photo                 
FNAR 390 Seminar in Art and Ideas   
FNAR 398 Senior Exhibit Preparation 
FNAR 170 Three-Dimensional Design

All courses are 3 credit hours  


Photography Major Tracking Sheet 2014 

Photography Minor

A total of 18 credit hours are required for the minor in Photography. Requirements include your choice of Dimensional Design (FNAR 112) or Drawing I (FNAR 113), 3 hours of Art History, and Photography I (FNAR 115), Photography II (FNAR 215), and two of either Color Darkroom Photography (FNAR 216), Digital Photography (FNAR 219), or View Camera & Studio Photography (FNAR 316).

Photography Minor Tracking Sheet 2014