Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Photojournalism
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
78 credits in program-specific courses, including 54 credits in required courses and 24 credits in elective courses. Students should contact their advisor for a sample program of study.
Recommended Program of Study
|AH 2162W||History of Photography|
|CAH 1090||Art History I: Art Now, Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts|
|CAH 1091||Art History II: Historical Perspectives in the Visual Arts|
|CFN 1090||First-Year Studio 1: Drawing and Surface|
|CFN 1091||First-Year Studio 2: Form and Materials|
|CFN 1092||First Year Studio 3: Time and Light|
|CFN 1093||First-Year Studio 4: Interaction|
|CPH 1090||Photography Fundamentals I: Light Studies and Optical Culture|
|CPH 1091||Photography Fundamentals II: Techniques/Practice|
|CPH 2090||Photography/Photojournalism Studio I|
|CPH 2100||Media Lab I|
|CPH 3050||Media Lab II|
|CPJ 2091||Photojournalism Studio Sequencing and Narrative Strategies|
|CPJ 3090||Photojournalism Studio Visual Reportage|
|CPJ 3091||Photojournalism Studio Multimedia Storytelling|
|CPJ 4090||Photojournalism Thesis I|
|CPJ 4091||Photojournalism Thesis II|
|CPJ 4170||Professional Practices for Photojournalism|
|SMPA 2173||Media Law|
|6 credits in journalism courses. Note that the following courses meet Columbian College G-PAC requirements:|
|SMPA 2101||Journalism: Theory & Practice|
|SMPA 2110W||Introduction to News Writing and Reporting|
|6 credits of lens-based media seminars at the 3000-4000 level, selected from the following:|
|AH 4157||Seminar in Photography|
|CPH 3120||Photography/Photojournalism Seminar I|
|CPH 4120||Photography/Photojournalism Seminar II|
|CPH 4251||Making Meaning: Narrative and the Art of the Photography Book|
|6 credits of studio electives from any art or design studio area (CFA, FA, CPH, CPJ, CDE, CGD, CDM)|
|9 credits of advanced major electives (CPH, CPJ) at the 3000-4000 level or FA photography course in the 2500 or 3500 range.|
|3 credits in advanced time-based or interactive media electives from the following:|
|CDM 2280||Interactive Web Design I|
|CDM 3300||Motion Graphics II: After Effects|
|CPJ 3300||Speed of Sound|
|CPJ 4340||Project-Driven Website Design|
|CPJ 4600||Web Essay|
|FA 2612||Video: Remixing the Archive|
|FA 2613||Site and Sound|
|FA 3601||Special Topics: New Media|
|FA 3912||The Cinematic in Contemporary Art|
In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
- Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
- Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.
Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
- Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
- Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.
Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.