Bachelor of Arts/Science in Art - Photography/Digital Imaging Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Art with an emphasis in Photography / Digital Imaging degree has six basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Emphasis Electives
  6. Program Requirements
  7. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Discipline Core Requirements
ART 1001FYE: Art and Design1
ART 1110Drawing and Composition3
ART 11202-Dimensional Design3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
ARTH 2710Art History I (FA, GC)3
ARTH 2720Art History II (FA, GC)3
Emphasis Requirements
ART 1050Intro to Photography3
ART 2060Digital Photography3
ART 3030Intermediate Photography3
ART 3040Intermediate Digital Photography3
ART 3050RAdvanced Photography3
ART 4800RSenior Exhibition1
FILM 2660Introduction to Digital Film Production3
Emphasis Electives
Complete 18 credits from the following:
ART 3060Digital Commercial Studio Photography3
ART 3070Advanced Photography II: Digital3
ART 3800Business of Art3
ART 3910RDigital Painting3
ART 4700Photographic Alternative Process3
ARTH 3700History/Theory of Photography3
MDIA 3640Digital Motion Picture Pre-Production3
FILM 3660
FILM 3665
Digital Film Production
and Digital Film Production Lab
FILM 3680
FILM 3685
Digital Film Post-Production
and Digital Film Post-Production Lab
Program Requirement
Complete 12 upper-division credits.12

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline, Emphasis Requirement, and Emphasis Elective course.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ART 1001 FYE: Art and Design 1
ART 1110 Drawing and Composition 3
ART 1130 3-Dimensional Design I 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
ART 1120 2-Dimensional Design 3
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ART 1050 Intro to Photography 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
General Elective 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ARTH 2710 Art History I (FA, GC) meets General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
ART 2060 Digital Photography 3
ART Emphasis Elective 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
Spring Semester
ART 3030 Intermediate Photography 3
ARTH 2720 Art History II (FA, GC) 3
ART Emphasis Elective 3
General Education (Physical Sciences/Lab) 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ART 3040 Intermediate Digital Photography 3
ART Emphasis Elective 3
ART Emphasis Elective 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Spring Semester
ART 3050R Advanced Photography 3
ART Emphasis Elective 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
FILM 2660 Introduction to Digital Film Production 3
ART Emphasis Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
ART 4800R Senior Exhibition 1
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Total Hours120