Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Degree Information

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
 
Barnaby Nygren
Faculty

Barnaby Nygren, Ph.D.

Dr. Nygren likes to get students out of the classroom and into art museums, and aims to show them how art skills are applicable—and valuable—for their future careers

Fine Arts
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