The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University's MFA program in Photography was created to emphasize craft and concept driven photography.
Our 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. In this constantly evolving medium, it is artists who are cognitively defining the future of photography.
We believe 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. We subscribe to the optimistic idea that the future of photography will be built upon its past and that contemporary artists are entering a period where antiquarian is synonymous with innovation. AIB will be at the forefront of this movement.
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 AIB 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.
If you are planning to apply, please contact Liana Caffrey at email@example.com or 617.349.8201 so she can assist you through the process. Applications are reviewed shortly after the deadline date. Get more information and the application for the MFA in Photography program or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at Lesley University 888.LESLEY.U or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cotton Miller, current MFA in Photography candidate, discusses his work with the Boston Globe.
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Sloat, an instructor at Lesley's Art Institute of Boston, discusses the photo program and his teaching philosophy in the Spring 2013 issue of PDNedu magazine