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Art and Design - Photography Emphasis, B.F.A.

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Requirements

UVU’s photography program teaches the language of photography. Students will take courses to diversify their skill set in the creation and appreciation of different approaches to photography. They will work with film, historic photographic processes, and cutting edge digital technology. Students learn about and work in commercial and fine art environments. They will be taught working methods in the darkroom, studio lighting techniques, motion, and digital manipulation. The photo program emphasizes a hands-on and engaged approach. We actively look for opportunities to get our students on location and into real world scenarios through internships, study abroad programs, service oriented programs, and classes taught off campus.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements: 

  1. AA, AS, or AAS Degree or equivalent in Art and Design or advisor approval (Graphic Design Emphasis B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design; Illustration Emphasis. B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Illustration)
  2. Portfolio Review
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: (Note: A higher level MATH course may substitute for this requirement) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 26 Credits
Courses taken to fulfill individual program emphases will not also count toward the Discipline Core Requirements (credit will not count twice)
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 200R ART and Design Lecture Series (Must be taken 2 times) 2
  ART 499R BFA Project WE (must be taken in two consecutive semesters) 6
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: ART 1110 is required for Illustration and Painting/Drawing BFA degrees, ART 1400 is required for Graphic Design BFA degrees, ART 1750 is required for Photography BFA degrees): 9
  ART 1110 Drawing I (3)  
  ART 1210 Spatial Drawing (3)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications (3)  
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I (3)  
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)  
  ART 2630 Painting I (3)  
Emphasis Requirements: 15 Credits
Complete the following:  
      ART 1790 Dark Room Techniques 3
  ART 2700 Photography II 3
  ART 2710 Documentary Photography 3
  ART 2720 Color Photography 3
  ART 2730 Photographic Lighting I 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 44 Credits
  ARTH 3200 The History of Photography 3
  ART 371R Historical Photographic Processes 3
  ART 3730 Photographic Lighting II 3
  ART 3740 Fine Art Photography WE 3
  ART 3750 Advanced Digital Imaging 3
  ART 471R Photographic Illustration 3
  ART 474R Advanced Photo Studies 3
  ART 4750 Exploratory Photographic Processes 3
  ART 481R Art and Design Internship (1) 2
  Complete any ART/ARTH courses not already used (6 credits must be upper division). 15
Take ONE of the following classes: 3
  ARTH 3400 Arts Management (3)  
  ARTH 3310 Art Theory and Criticism (3)  
  ARTH 3120 History of Contemporary Art (3)  
  ARTH 3040 Renaissance Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3050 Baroque Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3060 Nineteenth-Century Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3070 Modern Art and Architecture History WE (3)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in all Art and Design courses.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio submission required during senior year.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or
ENGH 1005
Introduction to Writing
Composition and Literacies
3
ART 1750 Digital Imaging  3
ART 1120 2D design 3
Art Core Elective Choose 1 course: ART 1110, 1210, 1350, 1400, 1420, 2630 3
ARTH 2710 or ARTH 2720 History of Art (Fulfills Fine Arts) 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MAT 1030 or 1035  Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra 3
ART 1130 3D Design 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing  GE 3
ART 1790 Darkroom Techniques 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 2710 or ARTH 2720    History of Art 3
ART 2700 Photography II 3
ART 2720 Color Photography 3
ART/ARTH Elecitve   3
Art Core Elective Choose 1 course: ART 1110, 1210, 1350, 1400, 1420, 2630 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: ART 2720 (Color Photography) is a prerequisite for ART 2730 (Photographic Lighting I)  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology or Physical Science - GE 3
ARTH 3200 History of Photography 3
ART 2710 Documentary Photography 3
ART 2730 Photographic Lighting I 3
ART/ARTH Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
ART 371R Historical Photographic Processes 3
ART 3750 Advanced Digital Imaging 3
ARTH 3040/50/60/70/120/310/400 Art History 3
Social/Behavioral Science - GE 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  ART 371R (Historical Photographic Processes) and ART 3750 (Advanced Digital Imaging and Art History) classes are only offered in fall semester.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions - GE 3
Biology or Physical Science   3
ART 3740 Fine Art Photography WE 3
ART 3730 Photographic Lighting II 3
ART 481R  Art and Design Internship 2
  Semester Total: 14
Notes: ART 3730 (Photographic Lighting II) is only offered in spring semester.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities - GE 3
ART 474R Advanced Photo Studies 3
ART/ARTH Upper Division Elective 3
ART/ARTH Upper Division Elective 3
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: ART 474R (Advanced Photo Studies) is only offered in fall semester.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution 3
ART 471R Photographic Illustration 3
ART 4750 Exploratory Photo Processes 3
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
ART/ARTH Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: ART 471R (Photographic Illustration) and ART 4750 (Exploratory Photography) are only offered in spring semester. 
  Degree total: 120

Department

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