Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

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

Program Summary

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a Photography Emphasis is a professional degree that focuses on the intensive study of Photography’s technical and conceptual aspects. In addition, this degree develops students’ understanding of and skill in producing lens-based images in contemporary culture. The coursework emphasizes visual literacy by educating the students’ viewpoints and equipping them with the skills needed to develop, progress, and execute their ideas. This degree teaches design, lighting, color, darkroom techniques, medium and large format cameras, alternative photographic processes, photographic history, and other various photographic genres. The Department of Art and Design has a committed faculty of practicing artists who guide and involve their students in many small groups and individual endeavors that promote aesthetic and critical thought and skills. Graduates will have developed competencies in the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings by creating photographic images, which will prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists.

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 (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