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It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and photography has become one of the most vital and persuasive means of communication. Photojournalism remains a very strong influence in the world today, and Marian University students receive instruction from a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Mr. William Foley.

Requirements for the Program

43 credits, 33 credits in art courses including ART 104, 106 or 109, 206, 255, 355, 365, 366, 375, 490, 491, an upper-level fine arts course, and ARH 370.  Also required are 10 additional credits in art history courses including ARH 240 and two 300-level ARH courses.  Students enter the department as B.A. art majors.  There is a portfolio review after the completion of 104, 106, 109, 206, 255, and 355.  The average GPA for the above listed courses must be a “B” or better along with a favorable review rating in order to be accepted in the photography major.  Only students accepted into the major are eligible for the ART 460 Art Internship.


21 credits including ART 104, 106 or 109, 255, 355, 365, 375, and ARH 370.

For More Information, Contact

Jamie Higgs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art and Art History
Visual Arts Department Chair

William Foley
Assistant Professor of Photography

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