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Option Photography and Digital Studio Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Art - College of Liberal Arts

Formerly Photography option (884).


The Photography and Digital Studio option concentrates on digital and traditional photographic processes and approaches as situated in contemporary art but also on related technological arts such as video, sound, installation, and computer-based arts; preparing students for careers in the creative arts.

Art (BA/BS) majors taking the Photography and Digital Studio option may not take required art courses on an S/U graded basis.

The studio courses ART 101, ART 115, ART 117, ART 121, and ART 131 must be completed before taking upper-division studio courses for the major program. All students seeking a major or a minor must see a departmental advisor on a yearly basis.

Art Major Core (10)

Required Studio Art Core Curriculum (7)

ART 100. Art Orientation (1) and ART 199. Special Topics [Studio for ART 100] (1)
ART 117. Foundations: 3-D (4)
ART 121. Foundations: Computers in Visual Arts (4)

Required Photography and Digital Studio Courses (26)

ART 222. Introduction to Time-based Art (4)
ART 263. Digital Photography (4)
ART 264. *Photography: History, Technology, Culture, and Art (3)
ART 340. Darkroom Photography I (4)
ART 345. Intermediate Photography (4)
ART 347. Photograph: Studio Lighting (4)
ART 368. ^History of Photography (3)
   or ART 411. ^Art in Context Historical and Critical Approaches (3)

Photography and Digital Studio Electives (11)

Select 3 courses from the following (at least 2 courses must be at the 400 level) (11 credits):
ART 339. Professional Practices in Photography (3)
ART 341. Darkroom Photography II (4)
ART 346. Photo Illustration I (3)
ART 348. Concepts in Digital Imaging (4)
ART/NMC 349. Video Art (4) Repeatable to 8 credits
ART 350. Photography on Assignment (4)
ART 354. Alternative Processes in Photography (4)
ART 359. *Photography: Activism and Social Change (3)
ART 409. Practicum Student Media (1) Repeatable to 4 credits
ART 422. New Media: Interactive (4)
ART 432. *Gender, Sexuality, and the Photographic Image (3)
ART 441. Photography III (4)
ART 443. Combined Media: Photo Installation (4)
ART 444. The Constructed Image (4)
ART 446. Documentary Photography (4)
ART 447. Advanced Studio Lighting (4)
ART 454. Alternative Processes in Photography II (4)
ART 456. Portfolio-Photography/Video Art (4) Repeatable to 8 credits
NMC 383. Field Production (4)

Lower-Division Art Electives (10)

Choose one studio art elective at the 200 level (4)
Choose two art history electives at the 200 level (6)

Upper-Division Art History Electives (6)

Choose either ART 366. Art since 1945 (3) or ART 462. Directions and Issues in Contemporary Art (3)
Choose one additional 300- or 400-level Art History elective (3)



* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 829

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