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In this minor, students are introduced to a broad range of photographic processes, technologies, and conceptual practices while working within the rich intersections between photography, film, video, design, visual art, and sound. After learning analog and digital core skills, students are encouraged to pursue a specific concentration, gaining deeper knowledge in specific areas of interest (including social engagement, fashion culture, creative industry, and contemporary art).

The minor in Photography requires successful completion of 18 credits across six subject areas, as outlined in the chart below. Please note:

  • PSAM 1050 Photo Practices is required of all students intending to complete this minor and should be taken before other minor coursework.

Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.


Parsons minors are generally open to undergraduate students across The New School, except where program restrictions exist. All students should contact their advisors regarding their options before pursuing a minor.

Students majoring in the following programs are restricted from pursuing a minor in Photography:

  • BA/BS Liberal Arts
  • BFA Photography

The Photography minor requires an application for admission. Applications are available to eligible students via


Subject Area Course Options Requirements

Introduction to Main Concepts and Basic Technical Delivery

3 credits
Photographic Canon(s) and Primary Texts 3 credits
Visual and Conceptual Best Practices 3 credits
Technical Practices 3 credits
Integration 3 credits
Critical Use of Images 3 credits