BA in Photography

Units Required for the Major: 45
Minimum total units required for the BA: 120

Program Description

The Photography program is the only B.A. granting program specializing in photography in the CSU system. The program’s curriculum engages students in relevant photographic technical and aesthetic concerns, as well as the history and theory of photographic practice, past and present. The program's goal is to ground students in the rich variety of cultural practices necessary to be an effective visual communicator in today’s wide and varied field.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Core Courses (15 Units)
ART 1BArt in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque3
GPHD 10Introduction to Digital Design3
INTD 20Design3
PHOT 11Digital Imaging3
PHOT 40Basic Techniques of Photography3
Required Upper Division Core Courses (30 Units)
PHOT/ART 101Photography, Inception to Mid-Century3
PHOT 102Photography, a Social History3
PHOT 111Intermediate Digital Imaging3
PHOT 141Intermediate Black and White Photography3
PHOT 148Artificial Light, Studio3
PHOT 149Artificial Light, Location3
PHOT 155Advanced Photography Techniques3
PHOT 165Issues in Contemporary Photographic Practice3
PHOT 175Studio Topics in Photography3
PHOT 180Senior Portfolio3
Total Units45