Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Degree Information

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Course Requirements

Visual Arts majors with a photography concentration take AH111, PT270, PT300, PT319, PT400 or PT412, SA224, one additional art history course, and seven additional upper-division photography courses. No more than one of the following may count towards the major: PT278, PT279, PT280, PT281, PT282.

Interdisciplinary visual arts majors with a photography concentration take AH111, PT270, PT300, PT319, PT400 or PT412, and three additional upper-division photography courses.

Visual arts students with a photography concentration are strongly encouraged to take computer science to fulfill one of the math/science core requirements.

Students interested in photojournalism should declare a visual arts major with a photography concentration and a communication minor, or a communication major with a journalism specialization and a photography minor.

Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

Typical Program of Courses for a Visual Arts Major with a Photography Concentration

Freshman Year

Fall Term
PT270 Basic Digital Photography
PT319 History of Photography
WR100 Effective Writing
Language Core
Math/Science Core
Spring Term
EN101 Understanding Literature
HS100-Level Core Course
PT300 Photocraft
SA224 Two-Dimensional Design Language Core or Elective
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Term
PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or TH201 Introduction to Theology
PT300-level Course
English Core
History Core
Art History
Course
 
Spring Term
PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or Theology Core
PT300-Level Course
Math/Science Core
Social Science Core
Nondepartmental Elective
 

Junior Year

Fall Term
PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or TH201 Introduction to Theology
Social Science Core
Nondepartmental Elective
Elective
Elective
 
Spring Term
PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or Theology Core
PT300-Level Course (or higher)
Math/Science Core
Nondepartmental Elective
Elective
 

Senior Year

Fall Term
PT400 Professional Practices for Artists or PT412 Senior Project in Photography 
PT300-Level Course (or higher)
PT300-Level Course (or higher)
Ethics Core
Nondepartmental Elective
Elective
 
Spring Term
PT300-Level Course (or higher)
PT300-Level Course (or higher)
Elective
Elective
Elective