BFA in Photography

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  • Course description
    PNCA’s Photography department engages students in the dynamic world of image-making through both traditional and contemporary forms of fine arts photography. Students interact with dynamic and diverse faculty, in a learning environment that stresses impeccable craftsmanship and creative experimentation. Students are supported in their exploration with strong technical instruction, outstanding photography facilities, and coursework that balances aesthetic, conceptual, and historical concerns.


        * Digital Fine Art Printing Lab
        * Beginning Black and White Lab
        * Advanced Black and White Lab
        * Photography Studio
        * Computer Arts Center


        * Black and white
        * Color
        * Digital imaging
        * Large format
        * Non-silver contemporary processes

    Foundation Year

    FD101-102 Visual Elements
    FD101-102 Basic Drawing
    FD111 3-D Design
    FD112 Time Arts
    LA 121-122 English Composition
    LA125-126 Art & Design in Contemporary Society

    Sophomore Year

    PH271 Beginning B&W Photo    
    PH272 Beginning Color Photo (Digital)
    IM201 Theory and Practice
    Studio Elective
    AH217 History of Photography
    MTH101 Mathematics
    AH 211 Art Hist:Paleolithic-Gothic    
    AH212 Art Hist: Renaissance- WWII
    SCI223-224 Natural Science

    Junior Year

    PH371Intermediate Photo (B&W)    
    PH372 Intermediate Photo
    PH373 Alternative Photo & Contemporary Practices    
    PH374 Studio Lighting
    Studio Electives
    Art History Elective (300-level)
    MTH101-102 Mathematics
    Liberal Arts Elective
    IM301 Theory & Practice

    Senior Year

    PH471 Advanced Photography    
    ND401 Professional Practices    
    PH472 Photography Thesis
    ND402 Thesis Research & Writing
    Studio Electives
    LA325 Literature Seminar
    LA321 Social Science Seminar

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