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Program overview
Bachelor's degree
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Virtual open day
Start dates
16 January 2022

29 May 2022

28 August 2022

Program description

Minor in Photography

Photography is one of the most powerful forms of artistic communication, causing time to stand still in order to engage and captivate audiences.

Through our minor in photography, you will receive both technical instruction and develop your creativity in order to skillfully produce your own portfolio of photographic works. From the studying the history of photography, to understanding photojournalism, to being part of a creative studio experience under the direction of our inspiring faculty, we offer a program which can establish you in a career as a professional photographer, or simply complement your studies in your chosen major.

Admission requirements

Students enrolling in the photography minor should have normally completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work and be in good academic standing.

Students seeking a minor in photography must successfully complete the following requirements:

  • a minimum of 18 credit hours including:
    • nine credit hours of minor requirements
    • a minimum of nine credit hours of minor electives
  • a minimum of nine credit hours of the 18 credit hours required for the minor successfully completed in residence at AUS
  • a minimum of six credit hours of the courses for the minor at or above the 300 level successfully completed in residence at AUS
  • a minimum GPA of 2.00 in courses completed to satisfy the minor.

Minor Requirements (9 credit hours)

Students must successfully complete nine credit hours as follows:

  • DES 160 Introduction to Photography or VIS 221 Photography Basics
  • DES 231 History of Design
  • DES 362 History of Photography: The Portrait

Minor Electives (minimum of 9 credit hours)

Students must successfully complete a minimum of nine credit hours from the following list of courses:

  • ARC 316 Photography and Visual Representation
  • MCM 377 Photojournalism
  • VIS 323 Photography for Communication
  • VIS 325 Creative Studio Photography
  • VIS 327 Analog Photography Processes
  • any approved special topic courses at the 300-level or above. Consult the online course catalog or the online class schedule accessible via the AUS student information system to view course classifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee : AED 96,140 per year

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About this institute

American University of Sharjah

Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American liberal arts model. Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities...

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American University of Sharjah

University City PO Box 26666 Sharjah, UAE
26666 Sharjah Ash Shariqah
United Arab Emirates

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