Nov 18, 2019
Programs > Programs in the College of Art, Media, & Design
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College of Art, Media & Design
School of Art
Liberal Arts Distribution
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Students in the Photography program demonstrate the ability to use the department’s full range of media tools and resources to create their own artistic vision. Students develop confidence and a unique artistic voice through the acquisition and mastery of technique, combined with the understanding and application of aesthetic analysis. Students develop their ability to formulate and successfully communicate their understanding of contemporary photographic practice, employing different modes of expression including writing as well as oral discussions through classroom critiques and dialogue. Additionally, students demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to understand and adapt to constantly changing aesthetic and technical environments. The program is designed to provide practical professional training balanced with a fine-art aesthetic. Through our choice of visiting lecturers, gallery exhibitions, visiting artists, internships, diversity of faculty, and significant engagement and outreach with the professional, fine art, and photo education community, we offer a rich and diversified educational experience.
- Students demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking. They exhibit a distinct and personal approach to art making.
- Students demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues and historical precedents. They have an appreciation for experimentation/innovation as well as for the traditions of making as applied to contemporary photographic practices.
- Students acquire and demonstrate the professional skills needed to be successful as practicing artists, entrepreneurs, and productive citizens, including further study at the graduate level.
- Students are able to talk and write about art (including their own work) critically, intelligently, and with considerable insight.
- Students acquire the level of technical skill required for them to reach their career goals in an ever-evolving medium. They establish a studio practice appropriate to their ideas and demonstrate a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
Academic plans provide a semester by semester suggested course sequence. Plans can be customized through discussions with academic advisors.
Program Requirements (126 credits)
CAMD College Core (18 credits)
Complete two of the following groups:
CAMD School Core (6 credits)
All CAMD students are required to complete 6 credits of School Core coursework after completing Core Studies. Students are free to select courses from any school or college-wide program.
Illustration (College-Wide Program)
Major Requirements (39 credits)
- PHOT 200 Introduction to Black & White Photography 3 credits
- PHOT 201 Intermediate Black & White Photography 3 credits
- PHOT 210 Digital Photography Workshop 3 credits
- PHOT 320 Studio Photography 3 credits
- PHOT 321 Advanced Studio Photography 3 credits
- PHOT 330 Critical Issues in Photography 3 credits
- PHOT 400 Senior Photography Workshop 3 credits
- PHOT 401 Senior Photography Workshop 3 credits
- PHOT 430 Contemporary Issues in Photography 3 credits
- SOAC 300 Junior Projects/Discourse I 3 credits
- SOAC 301 Junior Projects/Discourse II 3 credits
- Select 1 course from: , PHOT 311 Color Concepts , PHOT 350 Selected Topics in Photography , PHOT 355 Large Scale Projection , PHOT 356 Video for Photographers , PHOT 351 Selected Topics in Photography , , , , PHOT 357 The Image in the Age of Social Media , PHOT 358 Community Engagement - Photography , PHOT 359 The Photographer’s Eye , or PHOT 499 Internship 3 Credits
- Select 1 course from: PHOT 310 Advanced Digital Photo Workshop or PHOT 311 Color Concepts 3 credits
Discipline History (12 credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution (30 credits)
First Year Writing (6 credits)
Humanities Seminar (3 credits)
- Select 1 course from subject HUMS
Period Interpretation (6 credits)
- Select 1 course from subject PIPT
- Select 1 course from subject PITC
Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)
- Select 1 course from subject SIFT
Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)
- Select courses from subjects:
- AHST (Art History), HIST (History)
- ARAB (Arabic), FRCH (French), ITAL (Italian), LITT (Literature)
- PHIL (Philosophy), RELI (Religion)
- MATH (Math), SCIE (Science)
- ANTH (Anthropology), PHIL (Philosophy), PSYC (Psychology), SOCI (Sociology)
- STCU (Cultural Studies), STDA (Dance Studies), STGS (Gender & Sexuality Studies),
STMU (Music Studies), STPF (Performance Studies)
- Select courses from : Art History or LA Elective.
Electives (16.5 credits)
- Complete 16.5 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.