Art and Design at Missouri State

BA Three-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 hours18
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education: Science with lab 4
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education 3
Minor Course 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General Education 3
General Education 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
Language I 3
Writing II 3
World History (B.A. requirement, also counts Humanities gen ed) 3
ART 255 Photography I 3
ART or DES Elective 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
Language II 3
General Education: Science 3
Fine Arts (B.A. requirement, refer to list in catalog 3
ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
or ART 274 Survey of Asian Art
3
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General Education 3
General Education 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
Language III 3
Photography elective -300 or above 3
ART 492 Capstone couse (upon demand, check scheduling) 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
Art History elective - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
Language IV 3
Fine Arts - 300 or aboave (B.A. requirement, refer to list in catalog 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours1
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
Elective - 300 or above (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 1

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