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
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 hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

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

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Education 3
MTH 130+ 3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
ART 210 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Photography elective - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

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

Sixth semester (spring)

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

Seventh semester (fall)

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

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 499 Senior Exhibition 3
ART 399 Individual Instruction 3
General Education 3
Art History elective - 300 or above 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

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