Photography Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFN 140Elements of Drawing3
DPH 111Photo Practice: From Halide to Pixel3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFN 1183D Design3
DPH 151Black & White Photography3
DPH 155Digital Imaging for Photographers3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 141Fundamentals of Imaging3
DPH 209Intermediate Photo Digital Methods*3
DPH 211Studio Lighting I3
DPH 214Color Theory & Practices I3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DPH 210Photo Fine Arts Concepts*3
DPH 251Studio Lighting II3
DPH 254Color Theory & Practices II3
DAS 213Business Practices3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3

*Students may alternate between DPH 209 and DPH 210 in the Fall/Winter semesters

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DPH 311Advanced Studio Lighting I3
DPH 353Advanced Photo Fine Art Forms3
DPH - - -Photo Elective 3
DAH 313History of Photography3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DPH 351Advanced Studio: Art and Commerce3
DPH 313Advanced Photo Fine Arts Concepts3
DPH 358Advanced Digital Photo Media3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DPH 411Photo Thesis Project I3
DPH - - -Photo Elective 3
DPH - - -Photo Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
D - - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DPH 451Photo Thesis Project II3
DPH - - -Photo Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D - - - - - Elective 3
DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective.  English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).
Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Photography Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Photography program will be able to:

  1. Examine the many roles and opportunities that are present in today’s image creation industries for photographers, and demonstrate through class assignments the development of creative problem solving skills to meet the challenge of these diverse career and image production opportunities.
  2. Develop their individual photographic style through class assignments that explore the application of traditional photographic processes and contemporary digital still and video techniques.
  3. Demonstrate in the final senior portfolio the ability to create work based on an informed social, historical, and cultural awareness combined with the creative application of technical photographic techniques, including lighting, camera control and printing.
  4. Create and professionally present a coherent body of work and articulate a cogent artist statement for the senior portfolio.
  5. Reflect and respond to changes in culture and society from their position as an ethically responsible artist.