Photography BFA

Program Purpose


The mission of the Photography program is to prepare students to succeed in the very competitive arena of professional photography. The program has an applied emphasis designed to prepare graduates to enter into a professional field of photography with a foundation in visual problem solving, fine art applications, and technical proficiency. Students learn traditional black and white and color techniques in addition to the skills involved in portrait, commercial illustration, editorial photography, architecture, computer imaging, and the business of photography. Students are also exposed to the work of significant historical and contemporary photographers and the work of professionals of both local and national reputation.

Learning Outcomes


Professional Development and Career Preparation

Students will be able to understand and apply professional photography business practices, including finding career opportunities, marketing, pricing, ethics, and preparing for graduate school.

Courses that Contribute: DESPH 116 DESPH 120 DESPH 140 DESPH 275 DESPH 276 DESPH 360 DESPH 372 DESPH 377R DESPH 442 DESPH 475 DESPH 478 DESPH 488 VAPHO 497R
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Communicate effectively
Photographic History, Theory and Trends

Students will be able to understand photographic history and contemporary art theory, including trends and movements in both silver and non-silver processes and moving imagery.

Courses that Contribute: DESPH 270 DESPH 273 DESPH 276 DESPH 360 DESPH 377R DESPH 442 DESPH 478 VAPHO 377R VAPHO 497R
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Human knowledge
Technical Expertise

Students will be able to create visual imagery in order to problem solve for clients and personal expression through equipement, lighting, software, design principles and content.

 

 

Courses that Contribute: DESPH 116 DESPH 140 DESPH 260 DESPH 270 DESPH 273 DESPH 275 DESPH 276 DESPH 360 DESPH 372 DESPH 377R DESPH 475 VAPHO 377R VAPHO 497R
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Competence
Commitment to the Church and BYU Aims

Students will be able to produce works consistent to the Church and the AIMS of BYU.

Courses that Contribute: DESPH 116 DESPH 140 DESPH 260 DESPH 275 DESPH 276 DESPH 372 DESPH 377R DESPH 442 DESPH 475 DESPH 478 DESPH 488 VAPHO 377R VAPHO 497R
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Gospel knowledge
Ideation

Students will be able to develop and visually communicate poignant ideas, concepts, and independent thought.

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: None

Evidence of Learning


Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement