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Photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

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• Professional Presentation - Produce a portfolio of original work for current media and multiple platforms, demonstrating industry standards, personal interest and career specialization

• Critical Thinking - Articulate how they place themselves and their work within a historical and cultural context

• Visual Communication - Use problem-solving processes to produce visually compelling imagery reflective of their personal styles and visions

• Business Skills - Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan and implement marketing strategies and a business model reflective of industry standards, while demonstrating personal motivation and ethical practices

• Knowledge - Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the theory of applied photography and demonstrate practical technical excellence gained in their various areas of photographic studies

• Digital Skills - Demonstrate the ability to use photographic equipment and software correctly, including proper usage of image manipulation and digital illustration

Program Courses

Credit Hours: 180
Program-Specific Courses: 132

  • FND110 Observational Drawing
  • FND135 Image Manipulation
  • FND150 Digital Color Theory
  • PHOA101 Principles of Photography
  • PHOA102 Introduction to Photography Applications
  • PHOA103 Digital Image Management
  • PHOA105 Photojournalism
  • PHOA112 Photographic Design
  • PHOA113 Lighting
  • PHOA115 History of Photography I
  • PHOA122 View Camera Theory
  • PHOA123 Color Management and Printing
  • PHOA202 Studio Photography
  • PHOA203 Photographic Post-Production
  • PHOA205 Advertising/Art Direction
  • PHOA208 Business of Photography
  • PHOA209 Portfolio I
  • PHOA212 Editorial photography
  • PHOA213 Time-Based Media I
  • PHOA222 Web Design for Non-Majors
  • PHOA223 Advanced Lighting
  • PHOA232 Portraiture
  • PHOA233 Advanced Photographic Post-Production
  • PHOA302 Location Photography
  • PHOA303 Time-Based Media II
  • PHOA305 History of Photography II
  • PHOA307 Photographic Essay
  • PHOA308 Marketing for Photographers
  • PHOA309 Portfolio II
  • PHOA312 Applied Portraiture
  • PHOA315 Creative Concepts
  • PHOA317 Photography Criticism
  • PHOA332 Special Topics I
  • PHOA406 Internship
  • PHOA408 Photography Marketing and Portfolio Package
  • PHOA409 E-Portfolio
  • PHOA412 Special Topics II

Program-Related Electives: Select Three

*All BFA Digital Photography students should meet with Academic Director/Program Coordinator for selection of Program-Related Electives based on students’ area of interest.

General Program Electives: Select Four

  • GWDA204 Introduction to Writing for Interactive Media
  • GWDA112 Typography-Traditional
  • DFVA101 Survey of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
  • DFVA111 Principles of Cinematography
  • Other courses may be subject to Academic Director/Program Coordinator approval upon request

* Minimum of 88 internship hours for the quarter.

General Education Credits: 48

  • MAT100 College Mathematics
  • COM101 Oral Communications
  • PSY101 Psychology
  • HUM101 Introduction to Humanities
  • ENG104 Composition
  • GE2024 Art History I
  • GE2084 Writing II
  • GE3004 Art History II
  • GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
  • GE3024 Environmental Science

General Education Electives:
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: (Select 1)

  • ENG307 Twentieth Century Poetry
  • ENG310 Topics in American Literature
  • ENG311 Topics in British Literature
  • ENG312 Women in Literature
  • GE3034 Transformations & Adaptations
  • GE3054 Myths & Mythology
  • GE3084 Creative Writing
  • GE3114 Film Appreciation
  • GE4014 Survey of World Religions
  • GE4024 Western Civilization
  • GE4044 Southern Fiction
  • GE4064 Spanish

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives: (Select 1)

  • SOC101 Sociology
  • GE2054 Social Psychology
  • GE3074 Principles of American Politics

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Note: The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham (a campus of South University) reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.