Develop your experience
The photography program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is part of the 2D studio art curriculum in the School of Art. The faculty stress a broad interdisciplinary approach aiming to help students to develop a personal visual language. In additional to acquiring technical proficiency in film and digital photography students are introduced to the fundamental issues of technology and its connection to contemporary art, history, culture, and society.
Programs in Photography
Bachelor of Arts in Art
OR BFA in 2D
Undergraduate students wishing to study photography can choose between pursuing a BA in Art (45 credit hours) or a BFA in Two-Dimensional Studies (83 credit hours). The curriculum includes course work in the history of photography, readings, discussions, technical demonstrations and group and individual critiques. This program presents the theories and practices of photography and digital imaging within the context of their histories and the current discourse in art and criticism. Graduates of the program are able to realize their personal ideas and aesthetics through a sound command of their own visual language.
Minors and Non-Art Majors
We make it easy for undergraduate students to take hands-on photography classes while pursuing another field of study. Contact the School of Art office to declare a studio art minor: (865) 974-3407.
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