First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 135Image Concepts I3
DFN 1372D & 3D Integrated Design Studio3
DFN 139 Color & Light Studies3
DPH 151Black & White Photography3
DEN 101 Composition I 3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 136Image Concepts II3
DFN 1384D Design Studio3
DPH 142Performative Spaces3
DPH 155Basic Digital Imaging for Photographers3
DEN 102Composition II3


Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DPH ---Photography Elective3
DPH 209Intermediate Photo Digital Methods*3
DPH 211Studio Lighting I3
DPH 214Color Theory & Practices I3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DPH 210Photo Fine Arts Concepts*3
DPH 251Studio Lighting II3
DPH 254Color Theory & Practices II3
DAS 213Business Practices3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia or Visual Narration: Africa/America3
DLE ---General Education Elective3

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

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DPH 311Advanced Studio Lighting I3
DPH 353Advanced Photo Fine Art Forms3
DPH - - -Photo Elective3
DAH 313History of Photography3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DPH 351Advanced Studio: Art and Commerce3
DPH 313Advanced Photo Fine Arts Concepts3
DPH 358Advanced Digital Photo Media3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DPH 411Photo Thesis Project I3
DPH ---Photo Elective3
DPH ---Photo Elective3
Choose OneDAH** --- or DVC** ---Art History or Visual Culture Elective3
D-- ---Elective3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DPH 451Photo Thesis Project II3
DPH - - -Photo Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective
D-- ---Elective3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 22/23  Total Credits 126-127
Total credits: 127: First Year Experience=1; Foundations=18; Major=60; Gen Ed=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.