A student may apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Photography after taking required Foundation courses, one basic photography course and at least two intermediate level courses. Applications must consist of a portfolio and a written statement, which are submitted shortly after midterm each semester. Accepted students must take all of the required photography courses and meet all departmental and college requirements.
After completing almost all photography courses, BFA students apply for admission to Senior Studio I. This application procedure is comprised ofa written proposal supported by related examples of work. In their final two semesters, BFA students take Senior Studio I and Senior Studio II. The Senior Studio projects are presented in an exhibition on campus at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
For the completion of the degree, students are required to document their thesis work and to write a paper elucidating their ideas.