BA in Art Photography Option

Photography students take courses that provide foundational materials and methods for lens-based art practices; these students choose from mid and upper level courses that provide advanced study in various aspects of photography as an art form. This includes advanced techniques, professional practices, and theory. Special topic and elective courses are offered that engage with the expanded field of photography in New York City and provide portfolio-building opportunities. Students electing the Photography Concentration also take foundation Studio Art and Art History courses. Students choose 9 credits of coursework from a range of elective courses, 9 credits from among the 30000-level Photography courses*, plus the 3 credit Photography Portfolio capstone course. Depending on the courses selected, a student may also need to complete foundational coursework that is the prerequisite for some of the 3/30000-level Photography courses. See the Advising/Grad Check Sheet for more detail. 

Requirements

Department Core

These courses must be taken as prerequisites before taking additional Art courses:

  • 3 credits each | 9 credits total
  • ART 10000: Intro to the Visual Arts of the World (Core Credit)
  • ART 10100: 2D Design
  • ART 21000: Writing About Art (Core Credit) 

Total Core Credits: 9

Courses

Art History Course Requirements(12 credits):

    • Choose ART 31534 History of Photography (or any Photography Art History course) PLUS one course from Group I, one course from Group II AND one course from either Group I or Group II
    • Group I: Visual Arts of the Ancient to Early Modern Worlds
    • Options include: 21012: Egyptian Art and Architecture, 21014: Greek and Roman Art, 21022: Romanesque and Gothic Art, 21024: Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture, 21025: Northern Renaissance Art, 21026: Baroque and Rococo Art in Europe, 21043: Ancient Art of Meso-America, the Andes, and the Caribbean, 21052: Islamic Art, 21053: Art of India and Southeast Asia, 21054: Art of China, Japan, and Korea, 21062: History of Art I, 31116: Artists of Royal India
  • Group II: Visual Arts of the Modern World
  • Options include: 21030: Nineteenth Century Art in Europe, 21032: American Art 1776-1900, 21036: Early Modern Art in Europe and the U.S., 21038: Postwar Art in the U.S. and Europe, 21044: Art of Native North America, 21067: History of Design, 21068: History of Graphic Design, 21069: Art Criticism, 21070: Topics in “Outsider” Art, 31012: Arts of Africa, 31013: Contemporary Arts of Africa, 31030: Modern Art in Latin America, 31031: Modern Mexican Art, 31032: Contemporary Art in Latin America, 31034: History of Photography, 31038: Art Since 1980, 31111: Asian Art Since 1900, 31106: Identity Issues in Modern Art, 31118: Themes and Methods of African Arts, 31509: Display in African Arts, 31570: “Outsider” Art Environments

Choose one 2D Course:

  • 3 credits each | 3 credits total
  • ART 10200: Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 10300: Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 10400: Introduction to Photography
  • ART 10500: Introduction to Painting 

Choose one 3D Course:

  • 3 credits each | 3 credits total
  • ART 10600: Introduction to Sculpture
  • ART 10700: Introduction to Ceramic Design
  • ART 10800: Introduction to Wood Design
  • ART 10900: 3D Design
  • Choose three Studio Art or Photography electives (9 credits)

  • Choose three photography electives at the 30000-level, with prerequisites (9 credits)

  • Take ART 34000 Photo Portfolio and Projects (3 credits) 

Total Art Credits: 42

Three Art Department summer online exhibitions accessible right now:

– A curated exhibition with works created by students in the Photo area
– Spring 2020 thesis works created by graduating seniors in the EDM BFA Program
– “I Hope This Finds You Well” [DIAP] MFA 1st year projects

 

Art From NYC: a summer of thought provoking art and art making at CCNY from the heart of the NYC art world to your living room.
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