Art and Design at Missouri State

BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Photography

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Course Rotation

The course schedule is a tentative plan for future semesters. These courses and modalities are subject to change based on available faculty.

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The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130+ 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Language I 3
General Education: Science with a Lab 4
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
ART or DES Elective 3
Minor course 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Language II 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
or ART 274 Survey of Asian Art
3
Language III 3
ART elective - 300 or above 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education: Science 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Language IV 3
Fine Arts (B.A. requirement, refer to list in catalog 3
ART 255 Photography I 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
Art History elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Art History elective - 300 or above 3
Fine Arts - 300 or above (B.A. requirement, refer to list of classes in catalog) 3
General Education 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Elective (upper-level) 3
Elective - 300 or above (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 1
Total hours16

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