School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED: 30267      CIP: 50.0406   

The major in Photography and Related Media provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop their abilities as freelance photographers, and to prepare them for a variety of positions within the photography industry and related fields. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2022. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAPH 352 - Photographic Concepts and Exhibition3
PH 373 - Digital Production Strategies2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Requirements*: Related Area Elective(s)2
choice - see Requirements*: Related Area Elective(s)2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 333 - Contemporary Photography and New Media3
choice - see Requirements*3
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAPH 353 - New Documentary Practices2
PH 374 - Multimedia Workshop3
RELATED AREACG 251 - Digital Editing for Film and Video2
CT 331 - Media Integration for Photo and Video2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
EN 322 - Writing for Art and Design Professions3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAPH 472 - Advanced Photography and Video Workshop3
PH 493 - Senior Photography Seminar4
RELATED AREAchoice - see Requirements*: Related Area Elective(s)2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art, Other World Civilizations requirement G93
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAPH 494 - Senior Photography Seminar II4
RELATED AREACT 432 - Self Promotion and Digital Portfolio2
IC 497 - Senior Internship: Career Planning3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
choice - see Requirements*3
 Total Credits: 61.5

*Fall 2022 Requirements: See below.

Liberal Arts: 24 credits

  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 333 and CHOICE of any HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)
  • English and Speech: 3 credits. EN 323
  • Liberal Arts Elective(s): 15 credits: Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas: AB (Arabic); CH (Chinese); EN (English); FI (Film and Media Studies); FR (French); HA (History of Art); HE (Health Education) HE 201, HE 301; IT (Italian); JA (Japanese); HI (History); MA (Math); MC (Modern Languages and Cultures); MU (Music); PE (Physical Education and Dance) PE 215, PE 216, PE 217; PL (Philosophy); PO (Portuguese); SC (Science); SP (Spanish); and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.

Related Area Elective(s): 6 credits. 
Students may take any available course in the following departments: Accessories Design, Advertising & Digital Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Creative Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, FX 261, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, and Spatial Experience Design.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to pursue Academic Minors.

Upon graduating from the BFA program, students will have a well-rounded education and will have achieved among others, the following outcomes:

  1. Recognize, analyze, and adapt contemporary themes in art and photography.
  2. Produce a cohesive group of photographs that demonstrate aesthetic and conceptual development.
  3. Create and maintain a web presence for distributing, promoting, and developing visual art work.
  4. Utilize image capture and compositing techniques to produce photographs in that effectively communicate specific concepts and themes.
  5. Create time-based multimedia/video projects.
  6. Develop and execute a production strategy and schedule for a long-term photography project.
  7. Discuss and write about a body of work in the context of contemporary and historical art and photography.
  8. Conceive of and execute an exhibition of a specific body of work.