Students seeking an in-depth study of photography as a fine art may choose the pho- tography major.
All majors are encouraged to attend art exhibition openings and/or workshops and field trips sponsored or approved by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. All majors are required to create a sophomore portfolio and have a senior show and port- folio to be approved by the art faculty.
Learning Outcomes for Photography
Upon graduation, the photography student will be able to demonstrate:
1. Proficiency in the use of a variety of cameras, including digital and video.
2. Mastery in the creation and analysis of photographic images.
3. Mastery in the development of film and printing and in the presentation of the final image.
4. Knowledge of the history of photography.
5. Proficiency in the use of software to edit and manipulate images.
6. Ability to write articulately about art.
7. Ability to develop a cohesive body of work
- Core Courses
- Required Support Courses
- In addition, students are encouraged to select from the following courses:
- Bachelor of Science Requirement
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:
NOTE: EACH MAJOR MAY HAVE SPECIFIC COURSE SEQUENCING REQUIREMENTS.
FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, SEE "REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES" WITHIN EACH MAJOR
- General Education Requirement
For more information on General Education Requirement, click here.
- Distribution Component
For more information on the Distribution Component, click here.
- Cross-Cultural Component
The Cross-Cultural Component is a five-course series through which students explore the study of culture:
Transfer students will register for CCS101 for one credit.
- Cultural Seminar (CCS100)
The Cultural Seminar, which is taken in the first semester, begins the exploration of culture through the study of one's own culture and a different culture. This course develops oral communication skills through critical reading and discussion.
- Writing Seminar (ENG 170)
The Writing Seminar is taken during the first or second semester, includes cross-cultural readings, and develops foundational writing skills.
- Cross-Cultural Development (CCD)
The Cross-Cultural Designation course is taken after the Cultural and Writing Seminars. This course satisfies a Distribution requirement, continues development of writing skills, and includes significant cross-cultural themes as preparation for the Cross-Cultural Experience.
- Cross-Cultural Experience (CCE)
The Cross-Cultural Experience course is taken concurrently or after the Cross-Cultural Development course. In an off-campus setting, students apply knowledge learned in the previous three courses through interactions with cultures other than their own. (CCS300 for 2 credits, NCEP courses for 4 credits, or study abroad for 12+ credits)
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- Global Perspectives Colloquium (CCS400)
In the Global Perspectives Colloquium, advanced students (usually seniors) from multiple disciplines engage in critical reading and discussion. Students reflect on their distribution courses and cross-cultural experiences while also refining their writing skills.