Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography

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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
BFA 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 1317Life Drawing I3
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
ARTS 2318Sculpture I3
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 3305Painting I3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
or ARTS 3307 Performance and Video Art
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 3376Photographic Narratives3
ARTS 3378Contemporary Issues In Pho3
ARTS 3381History Of Photography3
Select three of the following ARTS Photography Advanced Electives:9
The Photographic Digital Print
Human Form: A Photographc Stdy
Studio Practices II
Digital Photography II
Web Site Development
Special Topic
ARTS 4315Professional Practices in Art3
ARTS 4385Art Since 19453
ARTS Advanced Electives3
Total Hours120

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

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 degree in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Computer Animation, or Photography must pass the Department's BFA Portfolio Review.

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

Foundation Art Classes
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 pass this 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 degree 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 ARTS courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your advisor before registration.

First Year
ARTS 13133ARTS 13163
ARTS 13143ARTS 23133
ARTS 13153ARTS 23653
Component Area I3Component Area I3
 Component Area II3
 12 15
Second Year
ARTS 13173ARTS 130313
ARTS 2318 or 33203ARTS 23703
ARTS 23753ARTS 33053
Component Area VI3ARTS 3307 or 33103
Component Area VII3Component Area VI3
 Component Area IX1
 15 16
Third Year
ARTS 33853ARTS 33683
ARTS 33643ARTS 33763
Advanced Photo Elective23ARTS 33783
Advanced ARTS Elective3Component Area III4
Component Area III4Component Area VII3
 16 16
Fourth Year
ARTS 33743ARTS 33813
ARTS 43853ARTS 43153
Advanced Photo Elective23Advanced Photo Elective23
Free Elective3Component Area IV3
Component Area VIII3Component Area IX3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

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


 Select 3 hours from the following ARTS Photography Advanced Electives : ARTS 3360 ARTS 3366, ARTS 3369, ARTS 3370, ARTS 3375 ARTS 4019