Photography (B.F.A.)

Admission Requirements

High school students applying for admission to the B.F.A. photography major need only state his/her intent to major in photography to be accepted to the major, assuming required G.P.A. and other college admissions standards are met. A portfolio is not required. A transfer student who has studied photography elsewhere seeking advanced placement may be accepted directly into the major, but must show a portfolio of photographs to be evaluated at the Area Coordinator's discretion, for appropriate placement here. The portfolio must contain 10, silver black-and-white, 8"x10" prints enlarged from film, and 10, 8.5"x11" color ink jet prints. These prints should represent the applicant's strongest pictures.

The Art and Design Department reserves the right to retain students' artwork for use in exhibits, catalogs, or as teaching aids.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Fine Arts Major Requirements (78 credit hours)
Required Courses (45 credit hours)
DES 101/AAD 102INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
FAR/AAD 101DRAWING I3
FAR 102DRAWING II3
FAR 103MODELING3
FAR 104/AAD 150THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS3
FAR 210INTRODUCTORY PAINTING3
FAR 220INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY3
FAR 230INTRODUCTORY PRINTMAKING3
FAR 240INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE3
FAR 250/AAD 251ART HISTORY I3
FAR 251/AAD 252ART HISTORY II3
FAR 325HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY3
FAR 363TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART HISTORY3
FAR 470SENIOR SEMINAR IN FINE ARTS3
One Art History elective3
Photography Courses (21 credit hours)
FAR 321INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY I3
FAR 322INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY II3
FAR 323ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY3-9
FAR 420SENIOR STUDIO IN PHOTOGRAPHY6
Art Electives (12 credit hours)
12 credit hours12
All College Electives
3-9 credit hours3-9
Total Credit Hours120-126