Photo Major 4.1: BFA Thesis + Research
Course No. PHV 495M Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee
In the fall semester, seniors produce their written BFA Thesis paper, required of all degree candidates. Students first establish a thesis topic, formulate an abstract and conduct research that leads to a thesis proposal. Research and production are finalized in the thesis paper. Throughout the semester students engage in critiques of work underway for the BFA exhibit and portfolio. Students hone critical and theoretical skills in photography by examining historical and contemporary practices that have emerged with respect to concepts and processes relevant to thesis topics, class discussion, and individual artistic pursuits. Students investigate these ideas through research, critical observation, discourse and writing. Course format maximizes the potential for dynamic group interaction and facilitates essential one-on-one exchange with faculty, BFA advisors and peers. In the senior year, Photography majors are expected to participate in professional opportunities to submit and present work in order to gain the confidence and skills necessary to communicate effectively to a broad range of audiences. Required for senior Photography majors. Offered fall.
Photography major Emma Howell '14 built a camera that prints images on handblown glass. Wired.com published this feature story on Howell's remarkable achievement.
Professor/Chair of Photography + Video
Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography and Chair of the Photography + Video department at the Cleveland I...more
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