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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

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 Degree Works  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
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is the fulfillment of the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  requirement.

 

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

Breadth 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

Breadth Humanities

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

Foundation Course

Breadth Integrated Studies

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

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 4825: Analog Photography   3   Emphasis Course
Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course

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ARTH 3820: The History of Photography   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710: Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course ART 3710: Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
ART 2400: Introduction to Graphic Design   3  

Emphasis Course

Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis 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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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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General Elective 3   General Elective 3  

Comments

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 4810: Digital Imaging   3   Emphasis Course ART 4875: Photographic Studio   3  

Emphasis Course

ART 4885: Advanced Photography Studio    3-6  

Emphasis Course

Students should register for 3 credits

ART 4885: Advanced Photography Studio   3-6  

Emphasis Course

Students should register for 3 credits

ART 3710: Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course ART 3710: Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
ART 4910: Senior BFA Professional Practice   1   Emphasis Course Communications Intensive (CI)   3 Communications Intensive (CI)  
ARTH 3000 Level or Higher 3

Emphasis Course

Communications Intensive (CI) 

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

 

Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3 Quantitative Intensive (QI)        
Comments
Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 4835: Theory of Photography    3   Emphasis Course ART 4885: Advanced Photography Studio   3-6  

Emphasis Course

Students should register for 4 credits

ART 4885: Advanced Photography Studio   3-6  

Emphasis Course

Students should register for 3 credits

Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course

See link for courses

Art Core Photography   3

Emphasis Course

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Art Elective 3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   ART 4915: Senior BFA Exhibition   1   Emphasis Course
   

 

General 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 cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for the BFA degree. A grade of B- or better is required in all art (ART) and art history (ARTH) classes. Courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis, except ART 3710  and ART 4915 . 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 .

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

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