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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major: Fine Arts
Concentration: Photography
Effective Term: Fall 2021
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Photography program is designed for the serious student who is interested in exploring the expressive potential of photography. Students are challenged to pursue their own direction through a curriculum that emphasizes technical instruction, critical thinking, and experimentation. Course selection includes: analog and digital practice; studio fundamentals focused upon technique and the aesthetics of portraiture and still life; historical processes; history, criticism and professional practice. Visit the Photography webpage for more information.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COAS major should visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).

  • Photography majors and minors are required to have or purchase selected camera equipment and materials. Visit the Required Materials link on the Photography webpage for details.

  • Independent study courses in any fine arts area require approval of the department chairperson.

  • Students will complete PGY4944C Photo Practicum for a total of 12 semester hours. Some course content/titles for PGY4944C Photo Practicum include: Public Places/Urban Spaces; Fabrication/Manipulation; Alternative Camera; and Personal Documents. Prerequisites for the Photo Practicum courses will vary. Consult the course schedule or an academic advisor. Department permission clearance is required to register for PGY4944C Photo Practicum.

  • ARH4710 History of Photography is listed on the map in Term 5, but it may be completed earlier in the curriculum.

  • All Photography Major Requirement courses should be completed prior to PGY4476C Photography Portfolio. No more than one 3000 or 4000 level PGY course may be taken in the last semester with PGY4476C Photography Portfolio.

  • Department of Art and Design first day attendance rule: any student absent the first day without advanced notice to a department representative, will be administratively dropped from the course.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) and by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Students may need to complete Free Elective credit at the upper level (3000/4000) to satisfy the minimum 48 semester hours of upper level hours for graduation. For additional information, visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3  
   
ART1300C Drawing I (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3   ART1300C Drawing I Minimum Grade C
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)   ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design Minimum Grade C
    PGY2401C Introduction to Photography Minimum Grade C
PGY2401C Introduction to Photography 3  
   
ART2301C Drawing II (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  ART2301C Drawing II Minimum Grade C
  ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design Minimum Grade C
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3   ARH2050 Art History Survey I Minimum Grade C
Degree Evaluation)   PGY3820C Intro to Digital Imaging Minimum Grade C
   
PGY3820C Intro to Digital Imaging 3  
   
PGY3410C Intermediate Photography 3  
   
ARH2050 Art History Survey I (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
Select one: Intro Media course at 1000/2000 Level 3  
with ART, GRA or PGY Prefix (Program Prerequisite)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ARH2051 Art History Survey II (Program Prerequisite) 3   PGY3410C Intermediate Photography Minimum Grade C
    ARH2051 Art History Survey II Minimum Grade C
Select one: Intro Media course at 1000/2000 Level 3  
with ART, GRA or PGY Prefix (Program Prerequisite)  
   
PGY4944C Photo Practicum (Course titles and course 3  
prerequisites vary by term. Review Class Schedule)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
NOTE: ARH4710 History of Photography may be  
taken in Term 4  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  Two Intro to Media courses Minimum Grade of C
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PGY3824C Color Photography 3   PGY3824C Color Photography Minimum Grade C
   
ARH4710 History of Photography (If not taken previously) 3  
   
PGY4944C Photo Practicum (Course titles and course 3  
prerequisites vary by term. Review Class Schedule)  
   
Select a Major Elective (See options in university 3  
catalog, or Degree Evaluation)  
   
Select a Major Elective (See options in university 3  
catalog, or Degree Evaluation)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   PGY3276C Professional Practices Minimum Grade C
    PGY4205C Studio Fundamentals Minimum Grade C
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   General Education Requirements
    Civic Literacy Requirement
PGY3276C Professional Practices 3  
Must be completed before enrolling in PGY4476C  
Photography Portfolio (Term 8)  
   
PGY4944C Photo Practicum (Course titles and course 3  
prerequisites vary by term. Review Class Schedule)  
   
PGY4205C Studio Fundamentals 3  
   
NOTE: No more than one 3000 or 4000 level PGY  
course may be taken in the last semester with  
PGY4476C Photography Portfolio  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PGY4443C Alternative Photo Processes 3  
(May also be completed in Term 7)  
   
Total Hours: 3
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PGY4443C Alternative Photo Processes 3  
(If not already taken in Summer 3)  
   
PGY4218C Advanced Studio Practice (Term offering will vary) 3  
   
PGY4944C Photo Practicum (Course titles and course 3  
prerequisites vary by term. Review Class Schedule)  
   
Select a Major Elective (See options in university 3  
catalog, or Degree Evaluation)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
NOTE: No more than one 3000 or 4000 level PGY  
course may be taken in the last semester with  
PGY4476C Photography Portfolio  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PGY4476C Photography Portfolio 3  
   
Select a Major Elective (See options in university 3  
catalog, or Degree Evaluation)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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