Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 78 sch  

ART.BFA           CIP Code: 50.0701.00

Students must make a C or above in all art degree courses.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design3
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 1503Introduction to Painting3
or ART 3713 Painting-Watercolor
ART 1603Introduction to Photography3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
ART 2303Figure Drawing3
ART 2403Western Art History I3
or ART 3513 History of Art: 19th Century
ART 2413Western Art History II3
or ART 4523 History of Art: 20th Century
ART 2753Sculpture I3
ART 2823Ceramics: Handbuilding3
or ART 2833 Ceramics: Throwing I
ART 3343Women in the Visual Arts3
or ART 3053 Global Perspectives in Art
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art3
ART 4533History of American Film Noir (or ART 4903 ST: The Art of Alfred Hitchcock)3
or ART 4903 Special Topics
ART 4613Printmaking3
ART Course Elective3
ART 4993Exhibition3
Photography Concentraton Courses
ART 2653Black and White Photography3
ART 4653Color Photography3
ART 4663Digital Photography3
ART 4663Digital Photography3
ART 4673Alternative Photographic Processes3
ART 4683Photographic Possibilities3
ART 4903Special Topics (ST: Photography: Creative Lighting)3
ART 4903Special Topics (ST: Photography: Still to Motion)3
ART Photography Concentration Elective (ART 2653, ART 4653, ART 4673, ART 4683, or ART 4903 ST: Photography: Still to Motion)3
Total Semester Credit Hours78
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design ARTS 13113
ART 1303Basic Drawing ARTS 13163
ART 1603Introduction to Photography 3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO Core2
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design ARTS 13123
ART 2653Black and White Photography ARTS 23563
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art 3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
ART 2303Figure Drawing ARTS 23233
ART 2403 or 3513 (History of Art: 19th Century)Western Art History I ARTS 13033
ART 2753Sculpture I ARTS 23263
ART 4653Color Photography ART 23573
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 1503 or 3713 (Watercolor )Introduction to Painting ( ARTS 2316) or ( ARTS 2366)3
ART 2413 or 4523 (History of Art: 20th Century)Western Art History II ARTS 13043
ART 2823 or 2833 (Throwing I)Ceramics: Handbuilding ( ARTS 2346) or ( ARTS 2347)3
ART 4663Digital Photography 3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
ART 4533 or 4903 (Art of Alfred Hitchcock)History of American Film Noir 3
ART 4673 or 4683Alternative Photographic Processes 3
ART 4903 (Still to Motion)Special Topics 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 3053 or 3343 (ART 3053 GP)Global Perspectives in Art 3
ART 4663Digital Photography 3
ART 4903 (Creative Lighting)Special Topics 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
ART 4613Printmaking 3
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art 3
ART 4683 or 4673Photographic Possibilities 3
ART Photography Concentration Course3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 4993Exhibition 3
ART Studio Course Elective3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Creative Arts Core3
Component Area Option (Multicultural Women's Studies)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.