B.A. in Art with a Concentration in Photography (AR.PHOTO.BA)

B.A. in Art with a Concentration in Photography (AR.PHOTO.BA)

Core Requirements/Art (30 credits)
(Any Art course satisfies Aesthetics (AT) in General Education)
AR-113Basic Design and Composition3
AR-114Basic Design and Color3
AR-116Three-Dimensional Design3
AR-172Introduction to Digital Design3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
AR-181Digital Photography I3
AR-191Drawing I3
AR-192Drawing II3
AR-241History of Western Art I3
AR-242History of Western Art II3
Select 3 credits in Art History at the 300+ level3
AR-REVArt and Design Student Portfolio Review0
AR-SHOSenior Show0
Photography Concentration Requirements (33 credits)
AR-183Black and White Photography I3
AR-283Black and White Photography II3
AR-253Digital Photography II3
AR-353Digital Photography III3
AR-313Lighting Techniques3
AR-323Documentary Photography3
AR-347History of Photography3
(Satisfies Cultural Diversity (CD) in General Education)
AR-383Web Design/Interactive I3
AR-389Art and Photography Internship3
AR-390Animation/Motion Graphics I3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
AR-402Photography Portfolio3
Free Electives (24 credits) 1,2
Select up to 24 credits of free electives 1, 224
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 3
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 333
Total Credits120

Recommended: Any Art (AR) course at 200+, 300+, or 400+ levels and/or CO-272 Real People Reel Stories (3 cr.)


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The Department of Art and Design awards departmental honors to graduating seniors who successfully complete AR-410 Advanced Project I (1-3 cr.) and AR-411 Advanced Project 2 (1-3 cr.), and maintain a 3.50 major GPA, and a 3.00 overall GPA.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
AR-113 Basic Design and Composition (Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH)3AR-114 Basic Design and Color3
AR-181 Digital Photography I3AR-116 Three-Dimensional Design3
AR-191 Drawing I3AR-192 Drawing II3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
AR-241 History of Western Art I3AR-242 History of Western Art II3
AR-183 Black and White Photography I3AR-283 Black and White Photography II3
AR-172 Introduction to Digital Design (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3AR-REV Art and Design Student Portfolio Review0
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
 Free Elective 3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
AR-253 Digital Photography II3AR-313 Lighting Techniques3
AR-347 History of Photography (Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) and Writing Intensive (WT)3AR-390 Animation/Motion Graphics I (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Free Electives6AR-3xx 300+ Level Art History Course3
 Free Electives - AR-xxx to satisfy Gen*Ed Writing Intensive Requirement3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
AR-323 Documentary Photography3AR-389 Art and Photography Internship (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3
AR-383 Web Design/Interactive I3AR-402 Photography Portfolio3
AR-353 Digital Photography III3AR-SHO Senior Show0
PR-xxx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3Free Electives9
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120