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Photography Minor

In a Snapshot

With a Photography minor, you can explore your love for photography and support your major, diversify your skills, and pursue photography as a career or a hobby.

Courses on portraiture, commercial photography, film and darkroom, photojournalism, and experimental photography allow you to hone your technical skills and creative eye. You can also develop your digital design and editing skills through digital tools and art history classes. Recommended majors include Multimedia Journalism, Film and Media Production, and Strategic Communication.

Open to all majors except Graphic Art majors (Photography concentration) and Studio Art.

Photography Curriculum & Degree Options

Student Artwork

Metcalf Gallery

Contact for Art Program

Jonathan Bouw, Art, Film & Media Department Co-Chair
765-998-4624
jnbouw@taylor.edu

Kathy Herrmann, Art, Film & Media Department Co-Chair
765-998-4686
ktherrmann@tayloru.edu

Kim Hapner, Art Program Assistant
765-998-5322
kmhapner@taylor.edu

Related Majors and Related Minors

Art, Film & Media Department

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Because God made us in His image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty as He does. Joining Taylor’s Art, Film & Media department means not only building artistic skills but also strengthening your understanding of the significance of art and media and the role it can play in the world beyond studio and classroom.

Art and film are not limited to beautiful pictures; they tell tales, make statements, and pursue truth through visual storytelling. By choosing an Art or Film major at Taylor, you will be offered several avenues to pursue your passion for beauty and creative storytelling, whether your interest lies in filmmaking, media production, graphic design, photography, or illustration.

Crafting Your Future
Career Opportunities

Our students successfully compete with art and film school graduates for high-profile positions. As a student in this program, you will develop excellent technical and conceptual skills for graphic design, cinematography, photography, studio, or art education. You will also come away from the program with a professional portfolio of work.

Our Art graduates currently serve as art educators, freelancers, videographers, graphic artists, photographers, producers, and studio artists (sculptors, ceramists, painters). Art students have gone to work at companies and publications such as The New Yorker, Tyndale Publishers, The Discovery Channel, and Wired Magazine.

Our Film graduates work in Hollywood, corporate media, education, advertising and marketing agencies, not-for-profits, and ministry organizations, including USC Film School, NBC Universal, Revo Brand Group, Walt Disney Imagineering, Warner Brother’s Entertainment, HBO Sports, Samaritan’s Purse, and more. Our alumni also have worked on movies and television shows, such as Lincoln, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Internship, Chicago PD, October Baby, The Good Wife, and Key and Peele.

As distinguished groups, both our Art and Film graduates are regularly sought after by alumni and employers. The Art and Film faculty and the Calling and Career Office also have many connections to assist graduates in finding industry careers. Because art students have a success rate of 99% and film students 91%, you have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University placement rates.

Grad Programs

Although attending an art school, film school, or graduate school after Taylor is not required to enter these industries, some alumni have done so to further their expertise or to prepare them for teaching in the field. A few examples include:

  • American Film Institute Directing Program
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Boston University Film & Television
  • Florida State University Film School
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Notre Dame University
  • Regent University
  • UCLA Screenwriting Program
  • University of Southern California Film School

Learn more about Taylor University’s Art and Film philosophy.

Faculty & Staff
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Jonathan Bouw

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Kathy Bruner

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Kathy Herrmann

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John Bruner

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B.G. Moore

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Cindy Reishus

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Dan Madison

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Jamie Miles II

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Jeremie D. Riggleman

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John Reishus

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Joshua Taylor

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Judy Kirkwood

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Kim Hapner

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Laura Stevenson

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Matt Butler

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Rachel Smith

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Ryan James

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Stephen Bailey

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Susan Nace

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