Photography Faculty

Stephen Chalmers
Associate Professor
Office: Bliss 4079
Phone: 330.941.3776
E-mail: schalmers@ysu.edu

Joy Christiansen Erb
Chairperson, Associate Professor

Office: Bliss 4001A
Phone: 330.941.3628
E-mail: jchristiansenerb@ysu.edu


Photography 

Students in the Photography Program at YSU study photographic processes in both traditional and digital technologies within the context of a fine arts program. They move seamlessly between the darkroom and the digital facilities while exploring historic and contemporary issues within lens-based media. The Photography Program places equal emphasis on the science and craft of photography and on critical thinking and conceptual development. In all coursework, including introductory through advanced level classes, the photography faculty present a variety of concepts and applications related to lens-based media.

As with all BFA Studio Art majors, students begin the photographic course sequence only after they pass the Freshman Foundation Portfolio Review (usually at the end of freshman year); after their Junior Portfolio Review in Photography (usually in the middle of junior year), students begin upper-level coursework. In addition to traditional courses, internships and community opportunities are available to photography majors. F(10) is a student-run photography organization that provides students with opportunities to travel to conferences and also to exhibit their own work.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about our degree programs, scholarships, exhibitions, faculty, and students, visit art.ysu.edu or contact the Department of Art directly at 330-941-3627. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the College Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at 330-941-3625.

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COURSE TITLE S.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities *included in Major0
Natural Sciences *one with lab7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective/First Year Experience3
Major Requirements
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 3772Digital Photography 13
ART 3771Analog Photograhy 13
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 3748Special Topics in Studio Art (Photography)3
ART 4871Analog Photography 23
ART 4872Digital Photography 23
ART 4873Advanced Photography3
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Select 6 courses for 18 s.h.18
Special Topics in Studio Art (Any)
Photography Internship
ART 37xx/48xx Studio Art Electives
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 5881Twentieth Century Art to 19603
or ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960
Art History Electives
Select two ART 37XX Art History Electives.6
Total Semester Hours129
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2674 Introduction to Photography (F/S/X) 3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media (F/S) 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ART Breadth Course 3
GER Natural Science woth Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3772 Digital Photography 1 3
ART 3771 Analog Photograhy 1 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review (F/S) 2 1
ART 4800 Studio Problems (Photography) 3
ART 4871 Analog Photography 2 3
ART 5881
Twentieth Century Art to 1960
or Twentieth Century Art from 1960
3
ART 2661 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART Breadth Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3748 Special Topics in Studio Art (S) 3
ART 4872 Digital Photography 2 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
General Education Course 3
Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ART 4873 Advanced Photography (F) 3
ART Art History Elective (37XX or higher) 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
General Education couse 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 3748 Special Topics in Studio Art (Photography) 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
General Education course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
ART Breadth Course 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
 Semester Hours6
 Total Semester Hours129
 

Learning Outcomes

1.) Students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency of art vocabulary.

2.) Students will be able to demonstrate technical expertise appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.

3.) Students will be able to demonstrate a high level of content expression appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.