Photography - BFA

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography program at SUVA, students learn to use the natural patterns and elements in the universe to capture, present, and preserve images that communicate ideas and express creativity. Photography students at SUVA foster their creativity by learning traditional methods as well as exploring contemporary and commercial applications. Students begin with a foundation in traditional skills including composition, design and black and white film developing. Coursework expands to hands-on experience with digital imaging, computer editing software and alternative processes as students progress through the program. Graduates of SUVA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography have the skills to acquire employment as portrait or studio photographers, commercial/advertising photographers, news photographers or photojournalists, and fine arts photographers.



Photography Graduation Path

  YEAR 1
  FRESHMAN 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D101 Concepts through History I        3
  A/D102 Spatial Dynamics        4
  A/D103 Design Solutions I        3
  A/D104 Drawing I        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  FRESHMAN 2 Courses   Credits
  A/D115 Concepts through History II        3
  A/D116 Narrative Design        3
  A/D117 Design Solutions II        3
  A/D118 Drawing II        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 
 

Total Credits  

     14
 

After the Freshman year, students enhance their learning by taking 6 credits of elective courses to explore and develop understanding in subjects of conceptual, or technical interest.

  YEAR 2
  SOPHOMORE 1 Courses   Credits
  PHS200 Into the Studio: Photography - Darkroom I & Digital I        5
  SAS200SC Into the Studio: Sculpture - Fabrication & Studio Saftey I        5
  A/D201 Voice & Vision (Required)        3
  A/D203 Creative Thinking        4
 
   

Total Credits   

     17
 
 
  SOPHOMORE 2 Courses   Credits
  SAS210PM Into the Studio: Printmaking - Materials & Safety I        5
  PHS210 Photography Studio I: Darkroom II, Digital II, Lighting I        5
  A/D202 English Composition (Required)        3
  PHC210 Spark. Ignite. Launch. I: Contemporary Art Issues and Practices I        4
 
  *General Education Electives
  • Art/Humanitites (12 cr./6 cr. AH/3 cr. HM min.)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 cr.)
  • Math/Science (3 cr.)
  • Diversity/Global Studies (3 cr.)

Total Credits   

     17

 
  YEAR 3
  JUNIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  PHC300 Spark. Ignite. Launch. II: Contemporary Art Issues and Practices II        4
  PHS300 Photography Studio II: Intermediate Photographic Processes & Techniques        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  JUNIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  PHC310 Spark. Ignite. Launch. III: Contemporary Art Issues and Practices III        4
  PHS310 Photography Studio III: Advanced Photographic Processes & Techniques I        5
  *General Education (Elective)        
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 4
  SENIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  PHC400 Senior Seminar I: Developing a Personal Vision        4
  PHS400 Photography Senior Studio I: Advanced Photographic Processes & Techniques II        5
  GE329 Professional Practices        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     18
 
 
  SENIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  PHC410 Senior Seminar II: Thesis Exhibition        4
  PHS410 Photography Senior Studio II: Creating a Body of Work        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15

 
  BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
  Courses   Credits
  Universal Foundation Courses          39
  General Education Courses          27
  Photography Courses          60
  Elective Courses          6
 
   

Total Credits  

     132


Minor In Photography

  SUMMER 1 & 2
  Summer 1 Courses   Credits
  PHM101 Photography Minor        8
 
  Summer 2 Courses   Credits
   PHM102 Photography Minor        8

   

Total Credits   

     16