Major in Photography

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see an adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BFA with a Major in Photography (.pdf)

BFA with a Major in Photography

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 1200, Art Appreciation 3

ART 1440, Design I 3

ART 1500, Drawing I 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 2100, Figure Drawing I 3

ART 2350, Art History Survey I2 3

ART 2650, Black and White Photography I 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

Minor 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
ART 3900, Printmaking: Etching,ART 3920, Printmaking: Screen PrintingART 3950, Lithography, or ART 3970, Relief Print and Monotype21 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186531 3

Total 6

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 3170, Computers in Art 3

ART 3600, Color Photography 3

ART 2750, Sculpture I 3

Laboratory Science9 3-4

Minor 3

Total 15-16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 4172, Photography: DigitalPhotoimaging 3

Art History (advanced) 3

Free Elective (advanced)20 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values9 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 1450, Design II 3

ART 1510, Drawing II 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Wellness5 2-3

Total 17-18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 2655, Black and White Photography II 3

ART 2360, Art History Survey II3 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

Free Elective or Computer Competence Requirement6 3

Minor 3

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
ART 2300, Beginning Painting, or ART 2310, Beginning Painting 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186531 3

Total 6

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 4806, Photography Studio 3

ART 4600, Alternate Photographic Processes 3

Free Elective or Oral Communication Requirement7 3

Laboratory Science9 3-4

Minor 3

Total 15-16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 4806, Photography Studio 3

Art History (advanced) 3

Free Elective (advanced)30 3

Free Elective (3 hours advanced) 2-4

Minor (advanced) 3

Total 14-16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
See Visual Arts folding key (#6) after page 384 for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Art: 63

Minor (6 advanced): 18

Core:

English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Wellness 2

Economics 3

Mathematics 3

Laboratory Science 6-8

Understanding of Ideas and Values 3

Free Electives (9 hours advanced): 14-16

Note:

36 hours of art must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 hours must be taken at UNT.

To reach 42 advanced hours, 9 hours of free electives must be advanced.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

Supplemental Information for BFA with a Major in Photography

Portfolio Reviews for Photography Majors

Students will be expected to develop the following minimum competencies before completion of a degree in photography:

Mid-Point Review

After completion of ART 3600, Color Photography, students will participate in a review process comprised of:

Students must pass the exam and portfolio review before they are allowed to enroll in photography courses beyond ART 3600.

Students who do not pass the review may resubmit work the following semester; before the second review those students may be asked to repeat a course that the faculty feels would be beneficial. Failure to pass the review after three attemps indicates low potential for success and will automatically eliminate the student from the photography program.

Transfer Credits

Transfer students must submit work for review when they are counseled preceding their initial registration at UNT.

Senior Exit Review

A senior exit review is required of all seniors in the School of Visual Arts prior to graduation in order to establish that basic competencies in the major are met. For photography majors, this review occurs in the last ART 4806 course the student is required to take before graduation. Graduating seniors should identify themselves to their instructor during the first week of class. Reviews are not conducted during summer sessions; students should not take their final ART 4806 at this time.

The exit review includes a creative portfolio of images which should be prepared as a one-person exhibition. If the show is not actually hung, the portfolio will be presented to the photography faculty for review. Students will submit the following for the senior exit review:

Students who do not pass the review will receive a grade of "Incomplete" for ART 4806 and will be barred from graduation until deficiencies are corrected.

Results

Record of success in passing each review will be furnished to the student and recorded for the School of Visual Arts.

UNT School of Visual Arts Folding Key (Footnotes for School of Visual Arts)

UNT Undergraduate Catalog School of Visual Arts

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