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Photography (BFA) Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is awarded upon completion of 120 credits, as designated by the program. A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

Note: This curriculum applies to students who enter Parsons as first-year students in fall 2013 and later. Current students who entered Parsons in a prior academic year and incoming/prospective transfer students with sophomore or junior standing should refer to the Parsons Catalog appropriate to their catalog year. Please see Academic Policies for more details.

First Year F S
PUFY 1000 Integrative Studio 1 3 -
PUFY 1010 Integrative Seminar 1 3 -
PUFY 1100 Sustainable Systems* 3 -
PUFY 1020 Space/Materiality** 3 -
PUFY 1030 Drawing/Imaging** 3 -
PUFY 1040 Time** - 3
PUFY 1001 Integrative Studio 2 - 3
PUFY 1011 Integrative Seminar 2 - 3
PLHT 1000 Objects as History* - 3
Program Elective
- 3
15 15
Sophomore Year F S
PUPH 2100 Core Studio 1: Photo Practices 4 -
PUPH 2101 Core Lab 1: Photo Practices 2 -
PLVS 2300 History of Photography 3 -
PUPH 2110 Core Studio 2: Photo Practices - 4
PUPH 2111 Core Lab 2: Photo Practices - 2
PUPH 2013 Photo Topics - 3
Liberal Arts Elective
3 -
Program Electives
3 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
- 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUPH 3100 Core Studio 3: Photo Contexts 4 -
PUPH 3101 Core Lab 3: Photo Contexts 2 -
PLVS 2500 Intro to Visual Culture: Lecture 0 -
PLVS 2501 Intro to Visual Culture: Recitation 3 -
PLxx 4xxx Advanced Research Seminar - 3
PUPH 3110 Core Studio 4: Photo Contexts - 4
PUPH 3111 Core Lab 4: Photo Contexts - 2
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
15 15
Senior Year F S
PUPH 4100 Thesis 1 4 -
PUPH 4101 Professional Practices 1 2 -
PUPH 4110 Thesis 2 - 4
PUPH 4111 Professional Practices 2 - 2
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3 -
Program Electives
3 6
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
15 15
TOTAL CREDITS 120

*Objects as History and Sustainable Systems may be taken in any sequence, one in the fall semester and one in the spring.

**The three first-year studio courses—Drawing/Imaging, Space/Materiality, and Time—may be taken in any sequence, two in the fall semester and one in the spring.



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