Art and Design at Missouri State

BFA 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 hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
General Education 3
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3

Second semester (spring)

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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
General Education 3
General Education 3
General Education: Science with lab 4
Studio Core 3
ART 255 Photography I 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
General Education 3
MTH 130+ 3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
Studio Core 3
Photography elective - 300 or above 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
General Education: Science 3
Studio Core 3
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
Art History course 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Studio Core 3
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
Art History course 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
Art History course - 300 or above 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15 -16
ART 455 Advanced Photography Seminar 3
ART 499 Senior Exhibition 3
General Education 3
Art History elective - 300 or above 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
Elective - 300 or above (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division minimum) 1

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