Marian College recently approved the addition of a major and minor in photography within the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. The curriculum will provide educational opportunities and training for students pursuing both creative and professional endeavors.
The photography major and minor endows students with a visual and historical foundation of the fine arts, art history, and basic photography courses as well as upper-level photography courses that focus on methodology, history of the discipline, and critical theory.
New classes for the fall 2008 semester are: Methods in Photography I and II, Documentary Photography, and History of Photography.
Bill Foley, an award-winning photojournalist, will be teaching the new classes. Foley grew up in Indianapolis and has lived and worked in 47 countries, including Cairo and Beirut for nine years. His series on the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacres earned him the Pulitzer Prize, an award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition.