Photography Concentration (BFA)*

The program in photography has a limited enrollment of 5 to 7 students (cohorts) per academic year, with a maximum number of 25 students distributed throughout the four-­‐ year sequence. When students reach upper-­‐level coursework,, cohorts will work together in “vertical studios.” This fosters deep connections between cohorts that result in collaborative learning and rich networking opportunities when entering the job market.

The concentration in photography requires students to successfully complete 6 courses (18 hours) within the discipline, culminating in a senior exhibition of independently produced work. Students are expected to describe, explain and defend the body of work they have produced and place it within the context of historical    and contemporary photography.

The degree enables students to develop a strong foundation in the fine arts through coursework in design, drawing, art history, and art theory, Plus, it demands the development of a broad repertoire of skills through the study of painting, sculpture, and printmaking and opportunities for coursework in illustration, graphic design, and ceramics. After completion of the senior capstone course, students will possess a professional entry-­‐ level portfolio of work and the knowledge and skills to begin building a career in photography. An additional goal of our program is for exceptional students to produce portfolios that make them attractive candidates for strong graduate programs in art.

*Our newly revised BFA degree was designed to match standards set by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) and CAA (College Art Association) for professional degrees in the fine arts.  

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design/Advertising - trains students for careers as designers in the advertising industry, including print, video, web, outdoor and mobile advertising

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art for Teacher Certification - trains students for careers as artists and teachers of art at the Early Childhood through 12th Grade levels

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Multimedia - trains students for careers in videography, web design and interactive media

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