Art & Design – Photography Concentration


Art & Design – Photography Concentration

The Photography concentration introduces students to the history, theory and practice in commercial and fine art photography. Students work in film, digital and alternative processes formats. The program is designed to introduce students to traditional studio lighting techniques, location shooting, and contemporary digital photography printing practices. Students work with the professional grade printing (e.g., Epson printers) and editing software (e.g., the Macintosh Adobe Suite). In addition, independent and directed study in studio art projects offers the student a sound foundation in all aspects of the medium.

Total Hours: 52 semester hours

Required Core Courses (16 semester hours)
2-D Design Principles (3)
Art & Design Foundations (3)
All of the following:
3-D Design Principles (3)
Contemporary Art Practices I (3)
Portfolio Development (3)
Art & Design Seminar (3)
Visual Arts Thesis (1)

Art History Core Courses (9 semester hours from the following)
Art & Culture Travel Studies (3)
Ancients, Medieval, Non-European Art History (3)
Renaissance to Modern Art History (3)
Art Now (3)*
20th Century Art (3)
Film and Photography Visual Culture (3)* – required for Photo Concentration
Comics and Graphic Novels: A Seminar (3)*

*Writing Intensive – One of these courses must be taken

Photography Required Concentration (27 semester hours)
Required courses for concentration (18 semester hours)
Photo 1 (3)
Documentary Photography (3)
Portrait Photography (3)
Color Photography (3)
Film and Photo Visual Culture (3)

Select 9 semester hours from the following:
Art & Culture Travel Studies (1-3)
Screen Printing (3)
Introduction to Individual Studio (3)
Digital Art (3)
Photo 2 (3)
Studio Lighting (3)
Alternative Photo Practices (3)
The Photobook (3)
Topics in Photography (1-3)
Directed Study (1-3)
Independent Study (1-3)
Individual Studio Projects (1-6)
Art & Design Internship (1-15)
Digital Photography (3)
Introduction to Video Production (3)


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