Degree Programs

BFA with Concentration in Photography

Art Foundation Requirements - 21 hrs

(all courses are 3 hrs, except as noted)

  • AR 101 Survey of Art History I
  • AR 102 Survey of Art History II
  • AR 120 Design I 2-D
  • AR 121 Design II 3-D
  • AR 131 Basic Photo Imaging
  • AR 140 Drawing I
  • AR 141 Drawing II

General Studio/Intermediate Courses 18 hrs

  • AR 219 Intro to Printmaking
  • AR 220 Darkroom Photography I
  • AR 223 Graphic Design I
  • AR 240 Painting I
  • AR 260 Ceramics I
  • AR 262 Sculpture I

Courses for Concentration 18 hrs

  •  AR 231 Basic Multimedia OR Elective course in Graphic Design or Electronic Art
  •  AR 321 Photoshop Imaging
  •  AR 320 Darkroom Photography II OR AR 332 Advanced Photo Techniques I
  •  AR 354 Documentary Photography
  •  AR 355 Experimental Photography OR AR 352 Professional Photographic Lighting
  •  AR 353 Alternative Processes Photography

Required Upper level Courses 18 hrs

  •  AR 407 21st Century Art Practices
  •  AR 300 Art Theory Past and Present OR AR 307 20th Century Art
  •  AR 315 History of Photography OR Art History (300 level) Elective
  •  AR 400 Senior Exhibition – 1 hr
  •  AR 401 Internship – 3 hrs
  •  AR 403 Workshop in Art Media
  •  AR 404 BFA Professional Practice – 2 hrs

Open Art Electives:  Upper level – 9 hrs

  • Any studio or special topics courses.  May include 3 hrs travel/study and/or 3 hrs Art History courses. 

Students seeking a B.F.A. degree must apply for admission to the B.F.A. Program (sophomore level) 

Total Art hours:  84
Total Gen Ed /University Core credits:  39
Total credits for Degree:  123