Design BA Photography
The Photography BA degree track focuses on developing a general competence in the understanding, appreciation, and practice of visual arts. This track is best for students planning to enter a profession that requires artistic skill and knowledge, clear thinking, intellectual maturity, and aesthetic awareness, or if you are interested in a degree in the visual arts but are unable or choose not to pursue a more rigorous BFA degree.
This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.
Technical Skill and Conceptual Skill Development
Students will be able to implement technical and conceptual skills in a variety of media as well as utilize video production skills and traditional still photography skills where possible.
Students will be able to demonstrate a personal sensitivity to the aesthetics of photography in addition to other visual arts.
Students will be able to understand and apply professional photography business practices, including finding career opportunities, marketing, pricing, ethics, and preparing for graduate school.
Students will be able to comprehend fundamental concepts, processes, history, and criticism of photography and other allied disciplines in the arts.
Students will be able to address spiritual and ethical issues relevant to the visual arts.
Evidence of Learning
Most formal assessment occurs at the level of individual courses. Less formally, faculty expect to see evidence of the competencies gained through the sophomore-level courses in student performance in upper-division courses, which are designed to reinforce and extend the analytic and expressive skills developed in the core.
- Portfolio Reviews
- Teacher interviews
- Discussion participation
- Senior Surveys
- Alumni Surveys
- Focus Groups