The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Photography


Mission
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Photography offers the students the opportunity to learn photography combined with animation, multimedia, video, and other related fields. Students are invited to combine traditional and contemporary methods to create photography, including still and moving images as well as image and text. Graduates will develop a strong knowledge while tackling all the areas of the photographic industry, enabling them to pursue a promising career in commercial and fine art photography, or other visual communication fields.

Learning Objectives
The main objectives of a Major in Photography offered at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design (FAAD) are to:

  • Familiarize students with the different genres of photography, its history and its contemporary form;
  • Equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and ethical dispositions to excel in the photographic industry;
  • Prepare professionals who will be capable of working in the fields of visual communications; and
  • Raise students’ awareness to the multidisciplinary aspect of the photograph and its various forms of publication.

Program Learning Outcome
Photography graduates will:

  • Demonstrate fundamental understanding of the critical theory, historical and contemporary practice of art and photography;
  • Produce a high quality, technically relevant, coherent body of work to a professional standard in any chosen area of photography;
  • Communicate various concepts proficiently and contextualize creative work in the contemporary culture;
  • Effectively adapt multimedia, design, and branding techniques in creative photographic projects; and
  • Adopt a moral and ethical approach to the use of photography.

General Education Requirements (30 cr.).

The GER are distributed as follows:

Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
Philosophy, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies, Two courses from: ARP 215, BAD 201, COA 315, COA 359, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, NTR 215 (6 cr.)
Citizenship, one course from: HIT 211, IAF 301, POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)
Science and Technology, two courses from: AST 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, CSC 201, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, HEA 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, NTR 201, PHS 211, STA 202, STA 210, PHS 207 (6 cr.)

Core Requirements (9 cr.)

FAP 211, GDP 212, GDP 222.

Major Requirements (57 cr.)

PDP 216, PDP 221, PDP 223, PDP 227, PDP 311, PDP 312, PDP 313, PDP 317, PDP 321, PDP 323, PDP 327, PDP 411, PDP 412, PDP 413, PDP 414, PDP 415, PDP 421, PDP 422, PDP 423

Free Electives (6 cr.)



Suggested Program

Year I 
Fall Semester (15 Credits)

FAP

211

Drawing I

3cr.

GDP

212

Design Principles I

3cr.

PDP

216

Introductory Photography

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 Credits)

PDP

221

Portraiture

3cr.

GDP

222

Design Principles II

3cr.

PDP

223

History of Photography

3cr.

PDP

227

Grain to Pixel

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

       
Summer Session (6 Credits)  

PDP

313

GER

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Year II
Fall Semester (15 Credits)

PDP

311

Branding in Photography

3cr.

PDP

312

Glamour and Fashion

3cr.

PDP

317

Line to Pixel

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 Credits)

PDP

321

Photojournalism and Documentary

3cr.

PDP

323

Time and Space

3cr.

PDP

327

Web Image

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

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Free Elective

3cr.

       
Summer Session (6 Credits)

PDP

411

Image and Type

3cr.

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GER

3cr.

       
Year III
Fall Semester (15 Credits)

PDP

412

Experimental photography

3cr.

PDP

413

Senior project I

3cr.

PDP

414

Movie production

3cr.

PDP

415

Photography and Animation

3cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 Credits)

PDP

421

Promotion and Publication

3cr.

PDP

422

Professional practice and portfolio

3cr.

PDP

423

Senior Project II

3cr.

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GER

3 cr.

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Free Elective

3cr.