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major: Fine Arts

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Concentration: Photography 2024-2025

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Prerequisites (24 credits)

Grades of C or above are required in all prerequisite courses.
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 X201, X803C, X202C
ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)
Acceptable substitute: ART X202C, X203, X701C, X203C
ART1300C Drawing I (3 Credits)
ART2301C Drawing II (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART1300C
Acceptable substitutes: ARTX330C, X205, X310C, X305C, X301C, X3535C, X3120C, X500, X500C


ART (1000/2000)

Major Requirements (12 credits)

PGY3276C Professional Practices (3 Credits)
Acceptable substitute: ART 4965C Professional Practice (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY 2820C, PGY 2401C, and PGY 3824C

SELECT TWO ARH COURSES (3000/4000) (6 Credits)

ART4935 Seminar (3 Credits)
ARH4800/PHI3800 Aesthetics of Art (3 Credits)
ART3830 Curatorial Practices (3 Credits)
Acceptable Substitutes: FIL3930 Topics in Film (3 Credits), FIL4828 Movements in International Film (3 Credits)

Concentration Requirements (39 credits)

Prerequisites policy: Courses must be taken in requisite order. Check the catalog course descriptions for required prerequisites before registering. Prerequisites are required and 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Any student who misses the first day without advanced notice to the department chairperson will be administratively withdrawn from that course.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.

PGY2810C Intro to Digital Imaging (3 Credits)
PGY2401C Basic Black and White Film Photography 1 (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PGY2820C
PGY4004 History of Photography (3 Credits)
PGY3410C Black and White Film Photograhy 2 (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY2401C 
PGY3824C Contemporary Photographic Imaging (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY2820C 
PGY4944C Photo Practicum (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY2820C, PGY2401C, and PGY3410C OR PGY3824C
Note: Photo Practicum is repeated four times under revolving content for 12 total credits
PGY4205C Studio Fundamentals (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY2820C, PGY2401C, and PGY3410C OR PGY3824C
PGY4443C Alternative Photo Processes (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY2820C, PGY2410C, and PGY3410C OR PGY3824C
PGY4218C Advanced Studio Practice (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY4205C 
PGY4476C Photography Portfolio (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: PGY3276C, or instructor permission for non-photo BFA majors

Major Electives (6 credits)

A grade of C or above is required in all major elective courses.

One course may be at the 2000 level. One course must be 3000/4000 Level. Maximum of one course in your concentration.
Acceptable substitutes: FIL3363 Documentary Production (3 Credits) or FIL4379 Advanced Documentary Production (3 Credits

Free Electives (3 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).