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Photography and Media

BFA Curriculum

The BFA curriculum begins with a year of intensive Foundation work, which prepares students with the tools to excel in the subsequent years of the curriculum. This work is followed by an array of courses from which the students build their own individualized curriculum in dialogue with their dedicated faculty Mentor. This includes classes on specific issues in photography and media-based practices, histories of photography and moving images, media theories and visual semiotics, independent studies with faculty, and critique classes that form the basis for dialogue about each student’s artwork. The spine of the curriculum is a suite of technical workshops, introducing students to the evolving tools of photography and media-based production, alongside ample faculty feedback through reviews and one-on-one meetings.

Course Structure

First Year
Foundation
Intro to the History of Photography
New Lab
One technical workshop each semester
Two Practicum workshops

Second Year
Undergraduate Seminar
Undergraduate Critique
History of Photography
Independent Studies
One technical workshop each semester
Two Practicum workshops

Third Year
Undergraduate Critique
Semiotics
Independent Studies each semester
One technical workshop each semester
Two Practicum workshops
Third Year Individual Exhibition or other approved public presentation of work

Fourth Year
Critique and Exit
Independent Studies each semester
One technical workshop each semester
One Practicum workshop
Graduating Individual Exhibition or other approved public presentation of work

Last edited by jchiang on Jun 17, 2015
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