Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. All Photography majors must complete the BFA curriculum and General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in GAD 2441 or GAD 2451, and GAD 2461 to enter the Photography major.
  • The nine required Junior/Senior Photography courses must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements. 

The faculty encourages taking Photography courses in excess of the minimum required. These additional courses count towards required studio credits.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Photography

Sophomore Prerequisite 1
GAD 2441Photo I: Digital3
or GAD 2451 Photo I: Digital
GAD 2461Digital Imaging3
Junior and Senior Requirements 1
GAD 3411Digital Photography3
GAD 3412Darkroom Photography3
or GAD 3414 Darkroom Photography
GAD 3413Photographic Lighting3
GAD 3401Color Photography I3
or GAD 3431 Color Photography I
GAD 3441Advanced Photo Workshop3
or GAD 3451 Advanced Photography Workshop
GAD 3461Photo Process Workshop3
or GAD 3471 Photo Process Workshop
GAD 4441Senior Photography3
GAD 4496Senior Seminar in Photography (Capstone, WI)3
Specialized Photo Course
Select one of the following:3
GAD 3185
Field Internship
GAD 3400
Special Topics in Photography
GAD 3402
View Camera
GAD 3421
Digital Projects
GAD 3422
Contemporary Photography
GAD 3896
Art Career Workshop (WI)

The schedule of courses that are required for the Photography major is posted each semester on the Tyler Photography web site: