The MFA program in Photography was created to emphasize craft and concept-driven photography.
The MFA Photography program is built upon photographic history, and the fluid integration of contemporary media with traditional, and alternative, photographic practice. This is predicated upon the philosophy that photography is not a single entity, but is unique among the visual arts in its ability to successfully merge new technologies and cultural influences with artistic production.
The core belief of this program is that concentrated studio practice is essential to an individual's level of visual literacy and their capacity to interpret and communicate signs, symbols, and metaphors. The future of photography will be built upon its past and that contemporary artists are entering a period where antiquarian is synonymous with innovation.
Of the 60 credits, 33 credits (or 55%) are graduate-level courses, 15% are Professional Studies opportunities for internships, mentoring, fellowships, and teaching assistantships. The remaining 30% are electives chosen from existing studio, critical studies, and art history offerings. Content will be delivered in a variety of formats: in class, electronic, and online when appropriate. The program will fully integrate outstanding Visiting Artists as a key component of the learning experience.
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The MFA in Visual Arts and MFA Photo programs will be participating in National Graduate Portfolio days this fall in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago (MFA in Visual Arts only), New York and Boston.
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Cotton Miller, MFA in Photography '13, discusses his work with the Boston Globe.
Download a PDF of the College of Art and Design's current viewbook.
Sloat, an instructor at Lesley University, discusses the photo program and his teaching philosophy in the Spring 2013 issue of PDNedu magazine