Photography emphasizes originality, self-expression, creative thinking and experimentation within the discipline of photography. This focuses on creative image making; while also emphasizing technical skills, which can be applied in the commercial field. Our students' portfolios are highly original and technically perfect, making them successful tools in promoting their work.

The BFA in Photography offers the largest and most diversified menu of Photography Electives, permitting you to customize your photographic curriculum. This program is for the true individualist: do your own thing, and combine your interests to develop a program that is right for you. The majority of our students choose this track.

Program Overview

Photography Core (36 credits minimum)

  • 2-D Design
  • Basic Photography
  • Intermediate Photography - Film
  • Computer Imaging I
  • Intermediate Photo - Digital
  • Color Photography or Color Processes
  • Advanced Digital Imaging
    or Advanced Computer Imaging
    or Digital Fine Art Printing
  • Lighting Techniques or Studio Lighting
  • History of Art: Photography
  • Senior Seminar
  • Art History

Photography Electives
(Choose 24 credits minimum for BFA degree / 3 credits minimum for BA degree)

Choose from:

  • Digital Photography I
  • Special Topics in Photography
  • Pinhole Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Independent Study
  • Photography Practicum I
  • Color Photography
  • Color Processes
  • Advanced Photography
  • Advanced Digital Imaging
  • Advanced Dig. Photo. Imaging
  • View Camera
  • Large Format Photography
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Studio Lighting
  • Influences of the Masters
  • Manipulative Photography
  • Digital Fine Art Printing
  • Hist. of Photo, Film & Art
  • Fine Art Digital Portfolio
  • Independent Study
  • Photography Practicum II
  • Photography Internship (Biomedical does not count towards BFA)
  • Underwater Photography
  • TV Production
  • Studio Practicum
  • Advanced TV Production
  • Studio Practicum
  • Other Art courses