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
Total hours16
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

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
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

Fourth semester (spring)

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

Fifth semester (fall)

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

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
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

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