Photography and Imaging (BFA)

Statement of Purpose

The Photography and Imaging major at the Ringling College of Art and Design is structured to offer students an effective blend of both technical and conceptual skills. We teach contemporary imaging techniques as well as the photographic tradition and ask students to apply this knowledge to their personal work as they consider future professional practice and the creation of meaningful images. In addition to these skills, the Ringling Photography and Imaging student is expected to be aware of the major critical issues facing the medium today. This includes encouraging students to continuously question how their work deals with issues of representation, culture and technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Conceptual Development. Demonstrate an awareness of both photographic history and contemporary photographic practice culminating in a professional body of work that reflects the artist’s ability to expand on and challenge existing concepts and images.
  2. Technique. Demonstrate proficient knowledge and skills in the production of professional photographic images using digital and analog tools. This includes cameras, film processing, lighting, digital workflow, advanced post-production, printing techniques, alternative processes, and timebased techniques.
  3. Visual Presentation. Demonstrate the ability to professionally present quality work in multiple contexts including online, portfolio, or prints for exhibition.
  4. Verbal Presentation. Demonstrate clear and effective oral communication of the concepts behind specific bodies of work.
  5. Artist Statement. Demonstrate clear and effective written communication in a statement of purpose for both individual bodies of work and an overall focus as an artist.

General Education Curriculum

Liberal Arts 

Item #
Title
Credits
Literature and Media Studies Elective  +
3
Scientific Practices Elective  +
3
Arts and Humanities Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
24

General Education

Item #
Title
Credits
General Education Elective  +
3
General Education Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Art and Design History

Item #
Title
Credits
Art History Upper-Level Elective  +
3
Art History Upper-Level Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Program Curriculum

First Year Community 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Electives

Open Electives 

Recommended: INTE 301 Internship; PHOT 349 Documentary and Experimental Video; PHOT 380 Alternative Processes

Item #
Title
Credits
Open Electives  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12
Total credits:
120

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts Elective  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts Elective  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Art History Upper-Level Elective  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Art History Upper-Level Elective  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
General Education Elective  +
3
General Education Elective  +
3
Open Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Department

Type

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Curriculum Map