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Utah State University
   
 
  Jan 19, 2018
 
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Art: Photography - BFA


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  • For more information about Photography, see the Department of Art and Design Website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing as Pre-Art or Pre-ID.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA. Students must pass a competitive portfolio review. Space is limited. See department website for more information.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 1020: Drawing I (BCA)   3  

Foundation course
Breath Creative Arts

ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3  

Foundation Course

 

ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3   Foundation Course ART 2810: Photography I   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Foundation Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Foundation Course
ARTH 2710: Survey of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Humanities

ARTH 2720: Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Post-Modern (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Exploration

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Math or Statistics    3-5 Math Placement  
Comments

 

Portfolios for the ART BS review due. See department website for more information.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 3810: Photography II   3   Emphasis Course ART 4810: Digital Imaging   3   Emphasis Course
Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course
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ART 4855: View Camera and Large Format   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course
See link for available courses

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Communications Intensive (CI)   3 Communications Intensive (CI)   Communications Intensive (CI)   3 Communications Intensive (CI)  
Portfolios for the BFA review in Photography due.  See department website for more information.

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 2400: Introduction to Graphic Design   3   Emphasis Course Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course
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ART 4825: Analog Photography  or ART 4865: Nineteenth Century Photographic Processes   3  or 3  

Emphasis Course
These classes are taught every other year

ART 4835: Theory of Photography  or ART 4845: The Moving Image and Video Art   3

Emphasis Course
These classes are taught every other year

ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course
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ARTH 3820: History of Early Photography  or ARTH 3830: History of Contemporary Photography   3  or 3   Emphasis Course
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) 

 
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) 

 
Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3 Quantitative Intensive (QI)   General Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 4825: Analog Photography  or ART 4865: Nineteenth Century Photographic Processes   3  or 3   Emphasis Course
These classes are taught every other year
ART 4835: Theory of Photography  or ART 4845: The Moving Image and Video Art  3  or 3   Emphasis Course
These classes are taught every other year
ART 4885: Photographic Portfolio  3   Emphasis Course ART 4875 Photographic Studio    3  Emphasis Course
Art Elective  3   ARTH 3820: History of Early Photography  or ARTH 3830: History of Contemporary Photography   3  or 3   Emphasis Course
ART 4910: Senior BFA Professional Practice   1  Emphasis Course ART 4915 Senior BFA Exhibition  1   Emphasis Course
General Elective 3   Art Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

The BFA is a professional art degree requiring above-average accomplishment in art. Only students demonstrating considerable promise will be accepted for this more demanding professional degree program. This degree requires 78 semester credits in Art courses leaving 42 credits to fulfill all other General Education and University Studies requirements. A GPA of 2.75 is required for the BFA degree.  No grade less than C acceptable in any foundation classes. No grade less than B- is acceptable in any other art class.  No grade less than C is acceptable in any Art History course class. This degree fulfills the requirements for entrance into graduate schools of art.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements .

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements .

  • For most students, courses taken for the major will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Students must take one course having a QI designation to fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement

Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS).