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Studio Art BA - Photography Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 10.02 ART-PAINTING-DRAW&SCULPT, CIP: 50.0701 Art/Art Studies, General)

Department of Art

202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Studio Art BA - Photography Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses.

Academic Advice

The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain in good standing in the Art BA program. If students drop below this GPA, they will be placed on department probation and given a semester to improve their standing. Students who do not improve will be dismissed from the program. To graduate, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is compulsory in all courses required for the BA degree, including art history and studio art courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students accepted to UB must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply and be accepted by the Art degree programs in the Department of Art.

When a student transfers from another institution, their coursework must be equivalent to UB art courses. Transfer credits are applied toward the department's degree requirements toward the art major.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university. The following forms of credit may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military training, study abroad, cross-registration, international baccalaureate credit, and experiential learning.

Prerequisite Courses

ART 210 Introduction to Photography or permission of instructor is needed in order to register for additional photography courses.

Required Courses

For Major:
ART 105 2D Concepts
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 140 Time-based Concepts
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism

Two of the following:
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary

For Concentration:
ART 210 Introduction to Photography
ART 250 Introduction Digital Art
ART 313 Photo Image Apparatus Program
AHI 448 History of Photography
ART 370 Topics in Photography Practice
ART 470 Topics in Photography Practice
Four approved photography electives from the following: ART 285, ART 360, ART 340, ART 314, ART 315, ART 356, ART 365, ART 448, ART 449
One additional open studio art elective

One Art History Elective

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Departmental Honors Requirements

A minimum of 50% of credits for the major or minor program must be completed at UB. The university requires a minimum of 3.20 for “with distinction”; 3.50 for “with high distinction”; and 3.75 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Studio Art BA - Photography Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major54
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 26
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:45