Photography

Department Chairperson: Cynthia Clabough
Office: 125 Tyler Hall
Phone: 315-312-2111
email: cynthia.clabough@oswego.edu

Degree Offerings:
Photography Minor
BFA Studio Art
BFA Graphic Design

Photography Minor

The photography minor, popular with students across campus, offers practitioners a 21-credit focus in the medium regardless of their primary major. For students serious about a career in photography, the BFA programs in both Studio Art and Graphic Design allow them opportunity for serious depth as well as breadth in their skill sets as visual artist. For these students, declaring the photography minor allows an employer or graduate school to see they were focused and dedicated. Earning the BFA gives them a professional degree.

Minor Requirements (21 Semester Hours)

FOUNDATIONS

  • ART 207 - Digital Media - Static 3
  • ART 243 - Intro Digital Photography 3

PHOTOGRAPHY CORE

  • ART 343 - Intermediate Digital Photography 3
  • ART 443 - Advanced Digital Photography 3

PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES
Choose 2 courses in photography

ART HISTORY
Choice of ART 251 - ART 251, Western Heritage II - Survey of Art II, or ART 356 - History of Photography

BFA Studio Art

Note: Allows for 22 Semester Hours of study in Photography

Requirements (80 Semester Hours):

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 111 - Freshmen Colloquium or ART 311 Transfer Student Colloquium
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I
  • ART 106 - Design Concepts II
  • ART 207 - Digital Media-Static
  • ART 210 - Drawing I
  • ART 243 - Intro to Digital Photography 

STUDIO CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 205 - Design Concepts III
  • ART 215 - Painting I
  • ART 225 - Intro to Printmaking
  • Choice of: ART 230 - Ceramics I or ART 245 - Sculpture IART 300 - Figure Drawing I
  • ART 492 - BFA Exhibition
  • ART 496 - Studio Practicum 

STUDIO CONCENTRATION 
Four courses in Photography. 

ART HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES REQUIRMENTS

  • ART 250 - Survey of Art I
  • ART 251 - Survey of Art II
  • Upper division Art Hist/Museum Studies
  • ART 353 - Twentieth-Century Art
  • ART 471 - Sem in Contemp Art & Design

ELECTIVES 
Any six classes in art, graphic design, art history, or museum studies. Note: Art 322 is required for all transfer students.

BFA Graphic Design

Requirements (80 Semester Hours):
Note: Allows for 36 Semester Hours of study in Photography

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 111 - Freshmen Colloquium or ART 311 - Transfer Student Colloquium
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I
  • ART 106 - Design Concepts II
  • ART 207 - Digital Media-Static
  • ART 210 - Drawing I
  • ART 243 - Intro to Digital Photography 

GRAPHIC DESIGN CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 209 - Typography
  • Upper Level Drawing - Choose 1 - ART 310, 300, or 322Note: Art 322 is required for all transfer students who do not take ART 210 at SUNY Oswego.
  • ART 307 - Type and Image
  • ART 309 - Digital Media - Motion and Interaction
  • 300 level Study - Choose two courses: ART 308 Type & Image-Static, 312 Traditional Illustration I, 313 Digital Illustration I, 317 Web Design, or 323 Digital Media for Transfers.Note: ART 323 is required for all transfer students who do not take ART 207 at SUNY Oswego
  • 400 level Study - Choose one course: ART 408 Advance Graphic Design, 409 Multimedia, 413 Digital Illustration II, 417 Web Design II, 425 Advanced Printmaking, 443 Advanced Digital Photography, 448 Creative Code for Artist, 451 Motion Graphics,or 498 Internship
  • ART 414 - Graphic Design Practicum
  • ART 492 - BFA Exhibition 

GRAPHIC DESIGN ELECTIVES 
Choose three courses not previously taken in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, and Illustration

STUDIO ART ELECTIVE 
Choose one course not previously taken in Ceramics, 2D Design, 3D Design Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture

ART HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 250 - Survey of Art I
  • ART 251 - Survey of Art II
  • ART 365 - History of Graphic Design
  • Upper division Art Hist/Museum Studies 6
  • Choose two courses numbered 300 or higher

ELECTIVES
Any six classes in art, graphic design, art history, or museum studies. Note: ART 322 is required for all transfer students.