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Photography, BA

Information on this page is subject to change. Official program and course information is available in the University of La Verne Catalog.

Using the photographic craft in the expression of human experience and observation, students learn to make, employ and critique photographs. Examining the social consequences of photography, students learn to address the effects of and recognize opportunities afforded by disruptive technologies in culture. Students may choose the Photography Major, the Art Major with a Concentration in Photography (described with the Art and Art History Department), the Journalism Major with a concentration in Photojournalism (described with the Communications Department), or the Photography Minor.

Program Requirements

Total program: 52 semester hours

Core Requirements: 40 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ART 120 Foundations of Design 4
PHOT 110 Elementary Photography 4
PHOT 130 Documentary Photography 4
PHOT 305 Magic Box Revolutions 4
PHOT 220 Image Processing 4
PHOT 327 Staff Photography 2, 2
PHOT 356 Digital Portfolio 4
PHOT 360 Studio Lighting 4
PHOT 365 The Female Frame 4
PHOT 499 Senior Project 4


Select a minimum of

12 semester hours

from at least 4 different courses (PHOT 321 and PHOT 322 must be taken concurrently):

Code Course Title Units
PHOT 299 Independent Study 1-4
PHOT 315 Alternative Photographic Processes 4
PHOT 321 Portrait Photography
PHOT 322 Digital Photo Retouching 2,2
PHOT 351 Landscape Photography 4
PHOT 354 Social Documentary 4
PHOT 399 Independent Study 1-4
PHOT 421 Events and Weddings 4
PHOT 422 Architectural Photography 4
PHOT 450 Special Projects in Photography 4
PHOT 497 Internship 1-4