Mar 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography Minor

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Students in the photography minor develop a broad range of technical and conceptual skills that expand their knowledge of image-making. The curriculum of the minor emphasizes photography as a tool for creative expression while integrating the history of photography and contemporary artistic practices. Through an exploration of both digital and analog processes, students select intermediate level courses that enable them to successfully employ a variety of photographic strategies.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Students who wish to declare a Photography minor must complete two introductory Photography studio courses with a grade of C or better, as described below. Students who meet the requirements will be eligible to register for certain upper-division studio photography courses.


University of Colorado Denver students and transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in fine art and art history courses. In order to declare the photography minor, students must have completed, or be in the process of completing, the following courses:


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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students may transfer up to six semester hours of non-CU Denver courses toward a College of Arts & Media minor. All other courses must be taken at CU Denver.
  2. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.
  3. Students may use up to six semester hours to fulfill both major and minor requirements; the remaining semester hours for the minor must be taken in addition to the major requirements.

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