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2022-2023 Catalog
Fine Arts: Photography (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Program Description for Fine Arts

Major: Fine Arts Concentration: Photography Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Prerequisites (24 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.
Note: Students should continually take art history courses with other art courses to properly prepare for the major.

ARH2050 Art History Survey I (3 Credits)

ARH2051 Art History Survey II (3 Credits)

ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: ART XXXX 2D

ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: ART X202, ART XXXX Design II, 3D

ART1300C Drawing I (3 Credits)

ART2301C Drawing II (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: ARTX330, X205, X310, X305


1000/2000 Level

  • ART

Major Requirements (42 credits)

Prerequisites policy: Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Please check the catalog course descriptions for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. Prerequisites are enforced by the faculty and registrar.
First day attendance rule: Any student who misses the first day without advanced notice to the department chairperson will be administratively withdrawn from that course.
All major requirements and major electives must be completed with grades of C or above.

ART2330C Figure Drawing I (3 Credits)

Prereqs: ART 1300C & ART 2301C

ARH4710 History of Photography (3 Credits)

PGY4006C Studies: History of Photo (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: PGY 4710

ARH4801 Art Criticism (3 Credits)

Prereqs: ARH 2050, ARH 2051, & one 3000/4000 level ARH

PGY2401C Black and White Photography (3 Credits)

PGY4643C Personal Documents (3 Credits)

Prereq: PGY2401C, PGY3410C and PGY3820C

PGY3410C Intermediate Photography (3 Credits)

Prereq: PGY 2401C

PGY3820C Digital Imaging Photo Majors (3 Credits)

Prereq: PGY 2401C

PGY3153C Color Photography (3 Credits)

Prereq: PGY 2401C, PGY 3410C and PGY 3820C

PGY4443C Alternative Photo Processes (3 Credits)

Prereqs: PGY 3410C & PGY 3820C

PGY4205C Advanced Lighting Principles (3 Credits)

Prereq: PGY 2401C, PGY3513C and PGY 3410C

PGY3234C Fashion Photography as Art (3 Credits)

Prereq: PGY 2401C, PGY3513C and PGY 3410C

PGY4476C Senior Photo Portfolio (3 Credits)


  • ARH 4800 Aesthetics of Art
  • ARH 3410 Modern European Art I
  • ARH 3319 Art of Michelangelo

Major Electives (12 credits)


  • ARH 3130 The Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece
  • ARH 3150 The Art & Architecture of Ancient Rome
  • ARH 3302 Italian Renaissance Art
  • ARH 3410 Modern European Art
  • PGY 4213C Classic Black & White Portraiture
  • ART 3707C Sculpture Process
  • ART 3786C Ceramics
  • ART 3442C Intaglio Printmaking I
  • PGY 3930C Special Topics in Photography

Free Electives (6 credits)


This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).