Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current]

Studio Arts - Photography Emphasis (B.F.A.)


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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to analyze works of art/design perceptively and to evaluate them critically.
  • Present work that demonstrates perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s)
  • Develop and understanding of the common elements and vocabulary of art/design and of the interaction of these elements and be able to employ this information in analysis. Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
  • Gain functional competence with principles of visual organization (two-dimensional design), including the ability to work with visual elements in two and three dimensions; color theory and its applications; and drawing.
  • Become familiar with the historical achievements, current major issues, processes, and directions of their field(s).
  • Be afforded opportunities to exhibit their work and to experience and participate in critiques and discussions of their work and the work of others.
  • Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. In certain areas of specialization, it is advisable to require that students study the historical development of works within the specialization.
  • While synthesis is a lifetime process, by the end of undergraduate studies students should be able to work independently on a variety of art and/or design problems by combining, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in studio, analysis, history, and technology
  • Students must acquire a working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their areas of specialization.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the minor.
  • Transfer students must complete at least 50% of their art credits at SUU.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Studio Arts - Photography Curriculum Summary (82 Credits)


B.F.A. Art Foundation (28 Credits)


Art Electives (6 Credits)


Select 6 credits from the following:

Free Electives (3-14 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Recommended Electives


Total Credits, B.F.A. Degree: 120


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