2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Studio Art, B.F.A. with Photo Media Concentration

The B.F.A in Studio Art - Photo Media Concentration is intended to prepare students for professions within the broad field of photography and digital image making.  The curriculum provides: advanced study in photo media and digital image making; a strong foundation in traditional media, design theory and art history; professional development opportunities; and a rich experience with the tools and technologies of the discipline.  Comprised of 132 credits, 90 are devoted to the major and the remaining 42 are devoted to a strong liberal arts education.  (See curriculum guide for recommended sequencing).


Like all of the Art & Design  programs, it is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).



Art & Design Programs - Core Requirements

(27 credits)

Studio Art B.F.A. Requirements

(42 credits)

Art & Design Programs - General Education Requirements

(42 credits)


(3 courses)

  • Literature/Language - ENGL or Foreign Language (3)
  • Philosophy (3)
  • Humanity Elective (except ADXX courses) (3)

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • Psychology (3)
  • History or Government (3)
  • One course selected from the following disciplines: (3) 

Natural Science/Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

  • Science Elective - BIOL, CHEM, ENV, PHYS, SCI  (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Electives from College of Arts and Sciences

(except courses within the major) (2 courses total)

  • Elective #1  (3)
  • Elective #2  (3)

Please Note:

Of the 132 credit hours required for this program, one half of the 90 credits (for the major, concentration and Art & Design Core combined) and the last 30 credit hours must be taken at Maryville to satisfy requirements for graduation.