B.F.A. in photography

Available at:  
- Atlanta
- Hong Kong
- Savannah

Foundation studies: 35 hours

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • — Directed elective*
  • — Studio elective

General education: 55 hours

  • ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II
  • BUSI 101 The Design of Business
  • CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications†
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications†
  • COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas
  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • PHIL 301 Aesthetics‡
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective‡
  • — ENGL elective
  • — General education elective§
  • — Mathematics/natural sciences elective§
  • — Social/behavioral sciences elective§

Major curriculum: 75 hours

  • CLC 580 Collaboration#
  • PHOT 113 Camera Exploration and Technique
  • PHOT 114 Digital Imaging and Compositing
  • PHOT 150 Scanning and Printing the Color Image
  • PHOT 201 Video Techniques for Photographers
  • PHOT 220 From Large-format to the Digital Sensor
  • PHOT 238 Survey of Photography I: Invention and Expansion¶
  • PHOT 240 Survey of Photography II: 1930s to the Digital Era¶
  • PHOT 400 Business Practices for Photography
  • — 300- or 400-level PHOT elective#
  • — PHOT or SFIN elective

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum:

Commercial photography

  • PHOT 214 Lighting Applications: From Products to Portraits
  • PHOT 314 Commercial Lighting Applications: Studio and Location
  • PHOT 332 Fashion Photography**
  • PHOT 409 Advertising Photography: Art Direction**
  • PHOT 410 Advertising Photography: Creating Demand with Image††
  • PHOT 413 Commercial Lighting Applications: Lighting for Professional Markets††
  • PHOT 476 Commercial Portfolio
  • — 300- or 400-level PHOT elective

Documentary photography

  • PHOT 218 Black-and-white Technique
  • PHOT 319 Developing a Photographic Aesthetic
  • PHOT 324 Documentary Photography
  • PHOT 325 The Photographic Narrative
  • PHOT 337 Photojournalism, Media and Culture
  • PHOT 477 Documentary Portfolio

Fine art photography

  • PHOT 214 Lighting Applications: From Products to Portraits
  • PHOT 218 Black-and-white Technique
  • PHOT 319 Developing a Photographic Aesthetic
  • PHOT 403 Professional Practices in Fine Art Photography
  • PHOT 475 Fine Art Portfolio
  • — PHOT or SFIN elective

Additional electives: 15 hours

  • — Free elective
  • — Free elective
  • — Free elective

Total course of study: 180 hours

* Choose one of the following: CERA 125 Ceramics I: Understanding Materials and Techniques, PNTG 101 Painting Basics for the Non-major, PRMK 200 Printmaking for Non-majors or SCPT 214 Fabrication, Construction and Materials.
† Choose one of these two courses.
‡ Choose one of these two courses.
§ Consult the general education and mathematics competency requirements.
# Choose one course.
¶ Choose one of these two courses.
** Choose one of these two courses.
†† Choose one of these two courses.
Consult your faculty adviser in selecting elective courses.
Course numbers and titles are subject to change.