BFA, Photography

Division: Media Arts/Foundation
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program: Major in Photography

Program Length: 4 Years (See Degree Requirements)

Campus: Academy Campus

Program Entry

The Major in Photography program is an open entry program. After successfully completing the first two years of study, including completion of specified required course work with no grade lower than “C-”. Students may declare their intention to major in photography.

Program Requirements

Completion of Foundation Year 1. 30 credits of 1000-Level courses including:
FNDN 1010 Intro to Studio practice(3-credits)
FNDN 1100 Foundation Drawing I(3-credits)
FNDN 1200 Intro to Visual Culture (3-credits)
FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts(3-credits)
PHOT 1000 Photography(3-credits)
Years 2-4. Courses Required:
AHIS 2020 Survey of 20th C Art (3-credits)
AHIS XXXX (3-credits)
AHIS XXXX(3-credits)
AHIS 3200 History of Photography(3-credits)
AHIS 3XXX / 4XXX(3-credits)
PHOT 2001 Introductory Photography (3-credits)
PHOT 2500 Lighting Workshop and/or PHOT 2550 Black and White Photography and/or PHOT 2660 Reconfigured Image and/or PHOT 2750 Large Format Photography(6-credits)
PHOT 3XXX (12-credits)
PHOT 36XX (Seminar) (3-credits)
PHOT 4000 Advanced Photo Critique 1(9-credits)
XXXX Studio Credits, any level(9-credits)
Elective/Open Credits
LASC credit(6-credits)
Open credits(24-credits)

Please visit the Academic Calendar for a description of all courses available during your undergraduate studies.

Available Minors

There are many minors to complement your jewellery design and metalsmithing major, including art history, ceramics, drawing, fashion, film studies, illustration, print/paper/book, textiles, journalism.


Faculty members are accomplished artists, scholars, educators and leaders in their craft. Adrian Fish is the Media Arts Division Chair. For a list of full faculty, click the button below.

Adrian Fish
Division Chair