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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Option in Art Photography (132 units)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered for the student eventually seeking a Master of Fine Arts degree, the position of a professional artist or designer, and for teaching studio art within a selected specialization. The B.F.A. degree program is demanding, requiring high quality performance in order to develop the professional competence of talented students toward successful entrance into the professional art field.

To remain a B.F.A. candidate, a successful student must maintain a specified minimum GPA in their discipline. See Program Options for specific GPA requirements.

Option in Art Photography (132 units)

B.F.A. students who fall below a GPA of 3.0 in upper division courses in Photography for two consecutive semesters will be removed from this BFA program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    *"C" or better
    Prerequisites: Completion/current enrollment in GE A1 (Written Communication) requirement.
  • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    *"C" or better
    Prerequisites: Completion/current enrollment in GE A1 (Written Communication) requirement.

Take one of the following courses:

  • AH 112 (3), AH 113A (3), AH 113B (3), AH 114 (3), AH 116 (3);

Take 2 units of the following:

  • ART 101 Artists in Their Own Words (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

Take 1 unit of the following:

  • ART 121 Safety and Sustainable Practices for Studio Artists (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

Take all the following courses:

  • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    *"C" or better
  • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    *"C" or better
  • ART 149 Introduction to Computer Art (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130
  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 241 Introduction to Photography (3)
    Prerequisite: One G.E. Foundation Course

Upper Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • AH 400 19th Century Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of instructor
  • AH 411 20th Century Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of instructor
  • ART 340 Intermediate Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181, 241, and AH 111A or 111B
  • ART 342A Color Photography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 340
  • ART 414 Documentary Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 340, ART 444, or consent of instructor
  • ART 444 Advanced Black and White Photography (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 340
  • ART 447A Photography Studio Specialties (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 340
  • ART 447B Advanced Studio Lighting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 241, ART 340, and ART 447A
  • ART 448 The Moving Image (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 342A or consent of instructor
  • ART 449 Experimental Practices in Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 340
  • ART 473 Seminar in Photo-Based Art (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 444 or consent of instructor.
  • ART 491C Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisite: None

Take the following course twice:

  • ART 499V Special Studies in Art Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 342A or consent of instructor

Take 3 units from the following courses:

  • AH 438, AH 439, AH 441

Take 6 units ART outside specialization (lower or upper division)

Take one Art or Art History Capstone Course


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