Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Art Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
BFA Core
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 13
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
ARTS 2317Life Drawing I3
ARTS 3305Painting I3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
or ARTS 3307 Performance and Video Art
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
ARTS 2365Photographic Visualization3
ARTS 2370Digital Photography I3
ARTS 3364Photography Seminar3
ARTS 3368Studio Practices I (Junior)3
ARTS 3374Alternative Photo Processes3
ARTS 4372Photographic Narratives3
ARTS 4373Contemporary Issues in Pho3
ARTS 4381History of Photography3
Select three of the following Advanced Photography Electives:9
The Photographic Digital Print
Digital Photography II
Web Site Development
Special Topic
Studio Practices II
Human Form: A Photographc Stdy
Advanced Studio
ARTS 4315Professional Practices in Art3
ARTS 4385Art Since 19453
Advanced Art Electives3
Total Hours120

ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the BFA Core requirement.

BFA Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ARTS courses to graduate with a BFA.

The BFA Portfolio Review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Computer Animation, or Photography must pass the department's BFA Portfolio Review.

The semester after completion of the Art Foundation courses, BFA majors are required to participate in the BFA Portfolio Review.

Art Foundation
ARTS 1313W.A.S.H. - 2D3
ARTS 1314W.A.S.H. - 3D3
ARTS 1315W.A.S.H. - Lecture3
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3

For more information on the BFA Portfolio Review please go to

Graphic Design students must first pass the BFA Portfolio Review in order to be eligible for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review. After passing the BFA Portfolio Review, students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review the semester they are enrolled in Typography (ARTS 3322).

Some, but not all, of the upper-level studio art courses are may be taken more than once for credit. Courses listed more than once in the degree plan are repeatable.

Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your advisor before registration.

First Year
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
ARTS 13133Component Area II 3
ARTS 13143ARTS 13163
ARTS 13153ARTS 23133
 ARTS 23653
 12 15
Second Year
Component Area VI 3Component Area VI 3
Component Area VII 3Component Area IX 1
ARTS 23173ARTS 130313
ARTS 23753ARTS 23703
ARTS 3318 or 33203ARTS 33053
 ARTS 3307 or 33103
 15 16
Third Year
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
ARTS 33643Component Area VII 3
ARTS 33853ARTS 33683
Advanced Art Electives3ARTS 43723
Advanced Photography Electives23ARTS 43733
 16 16
Fourth Year
Component Area VIII 3Component Area IV 3
ARTS 33743Component Area IX 3
ARTS 43853ARTS 43153
Electives3ARTS 43813
Advanced Photography Electives23Advanced Photography Electives23
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) & the BFA Core requirement.


 Select three hours from the following Advanced Photography Electives : ARTS 3360 , , ARTS 3370, ARTS 3375 ARTS 4019, ARTS 4311, ARTS 4368, ARTS 4371.