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The Photography BFA Program: Student Learning Outcomes


Graduates should demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of visual forms and their aesthetic functions, and basic design principles, developing throughout the degree program, with attention to such areas as design, color, and lighting.
  2. Knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools, techniques, technologies, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished product. This involves a mastery of the materials, equipment, and processes of the discipline, including uses of cameras, film, lighting/digital technologies, processing in black and white and in color, printing (wet, hybrid, and digitally), and work with nonsilver materials. Work in these areas continues throughout the degree program.
  3. An understanding of the industrial and commercial applications of photographic techniques.
  4. Functional knowledge of photographic history and theory, the relationship of photography to the visual disciplines, and its influence on culture.
  5. The ability to work in experimental and manipulative techniques, candid and contrived imagery, documentary photography, archival processing, and interpretive studies.
  6. A familiarity with and command of materials, equipment, and library resources related to the study of photography.
  7. The ability to work and study independently.

Also refer to the Foundation Program: Student Learning Outcomes.

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