BFA Photography, New Media Journalism

BFA Photography, New Media Journalism

Storytelling combines video, audio, text and images

New Media Journalism: The world of journalism is shifting – and you’re going to be ready to help define the direction it takes. This concentration will help you adapt to the expanding world of new media journalism, including interactive web publishing, video, audio, alternative format magazines, as well as traditional print media. Learn to combine video, audio, text, and images to tell a story, and engage with new forms of journalism demanded by an era of digital communication. In your junior year, study abroad at our sister schools in Berlin or Madrid for an international experience that will prepare you for graduation.

Studio Foundation Requirements: 4 Credits

PHOT 1001 Freshman Studio I 2

PHOT 1002 Freshman Studio II 2
As part of the liberal arts core curriculum that all undergraduate students are required to take, photography students must include the following course as their Humanities Distributive core course:

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 Credits

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

BFA Major Requirements/Photography/All BFA Students: 32 Credits

PHOT 2010 Beginning Digital Photography 4

PHOT 2015 Introduction to Studio Lighting 4

PHOT 3005 History of Photography (1830-1950) 4

PHOT 3060 Ethics and Image 4

PHOT 3100 Intermediate Digital Photography 4

PHOT 4006 History of Contemporary Art Photography 4

PHOT 4097 BFA Thesis 4
PHOT 2220 Micro-cinema for Non-Majors 4

Concentration in New Media Journalism: 32 Credits

PHOT 3010 Visual Storytelling and the Photographic Essay 4

PHOT 3011 New Media Journalism I: Visual/Audio Storytelling 4

PHOT 3021 New Media Journalism II: Video Storytelling 4

PHOT 3110 The Independent Online Magazine/Jackalope 4

PHOT 4010 The Photographic Project 4

PHOT 4025 Topics in Truth 4

PHOT 4915 Internship (New Media Journalism) 4

Formation of School of Visual and Communication Arts

In August 2014, in order to better serve the growing enrollments in four of its academic programs, SFUAD restructured the administrative management of these programs into a “School of Visual and Communication Arts” (“SVCA”). The SVCA includes degrees in graphic design, digital arts, studio art and photography and is managed by a Dean, Linda Swanson (formerly the Chair of the Studio Art Program). The benefits expected from this administrative reorganization include leadership depth, leveraging of curriculum across four programs, sharing of facilities, improved trans-disciplinary and industry student experiences amongst the four programs as well as a larger and more diverse community under a shared school structure.