BFA Major in Photography

Program Objective

The Photography program acknowledges photography as a discipline with a distinct artistic and historical identity. It also recognizes that contemporary photographic practice encompasses a rich multiplicity of formal and conceptual approaches. The course structure of the program and the orientation of its faculty reflect a concern that the students receive a strong historical and theoretical comprehension of the medium. The program stresses the need for students to acquire the concepts and vocabulary necessary for critical discussion of their own photographic work and that of others. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of photography’s sociological and artistic ramifications.

Program Requirements

Major in Photography (60 credits)

27

credits:

PHOT 210 Foundations in Photographic Vision Theory and Practice I (6.00)
PHOT 211 Black‑and‑White Photography I (3.00)
PHOT 300 Photographic Vision: Theory and Practice II (6.00)
PHOT 311 Large Format Photography I (3.00)
PHOT 331 Digital Photography I (3.00)
PHOT 400 Advanced Workshop in Photography (6.00)

9

elective credits chosen from:

Studio Arts Courses

6

credits:

ARTH 267 Aspects of the History of Photography (3.00)
ARTH 359 Studies in Contemporary Photographic Art (3.00)

6

elective credits chosen from:

Art History Courses

Art Theory Courses

12

elective credits chosen from:

Studio Arts Courses

Notes

  • Students are responsible for fulfilling their particular degree requirements; hence, the sequences above must be read in conjunction with Section 81.20 Degree Requirements.

Admission to the Major in Photography

In addition to the normal admission procedure of Concordia University, there is a distinct admission procedure for applicants to the Major in Photography. All applicants must submit a portfolio of their own work, as well as a letter of intent, as part of the admission process.

For more information concerning these additional requirements and submission deadline dates, please visit the following website: concordia.ca/finearts/futurestudents/applyingundergraduate.

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