photographyThe Photography program is traditionally based with an opportunity for students to explore digital media. The department is equipped with processing facilities, access to a computer lab and a dark room. The classes are small enough for students to interact with faculty and get individual attention.

Students are encouraged to go beyond the curriculum and submit works into competitive shows and competitions. In the past, several students had their work accepted into Photographer’s Forum magazine Annual College Photography Contest.

Through the Photography program, students are also introduced to noted professionals through the Artist in Residence, and Master Workshop programs, and as guest speakers. Previous guests include Shelby Lee Adams, Keith Carter, Debby Fleming Caffery, Sandy Skoglund and Kate Breakey.


Degree Requirements

BFA Major in Studio Art (80 hours of Art)

The program is 120 semester credit hours, including at least 40 upper-division credit hours. The program requires 80 hours of art and art history, 35 hours of UCA Core courses (fine arts requirement not required for art majors – completion of the major fulfills the requirement), and 3 hours of foreign language at the 2000 level. Art courses must follow a prerequisite structure. Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 3.25 major GPA on a minimum of 24 hours of art may apply for entrance into the BFA program after successfully completing SMAI (Sophomore Major Advancement Interview). Students should submit application for acceptance into the BFA program in the spring of the sophomore year.

In order to complete the state-mandated minimum number of hours for core requirements in general education, art majors are required to complete a Humanities course in the Diversity in Creative Works category and a Humanities course in either the Responsible Living category or the Diversity in World Cultures category.


Downloads and Links

To download BFA/Photography Emphasis Checklist, click here: Photography Checklist

To download pdf of the General Education Checklist, click here: UCA Core (General Education) Classes Checklist

To download BFA Studio Program Completion Plan, click here: BFA Studio

To download BFA application, click here: BFA Application

To download BFA Studo Practicum Guidlines, click here: BFA Studio Practicum

To download Individual Study Guidelines, click here: Individual Study

To download Art Internship Guidelines (ART 4375, 4675), click here: Art Internships


For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

For detailed course information and descriptions, see Courses in Art