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Imaging Arts—Photography MFA

Rochester Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
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Program description

RIT Imaging Arts - Photography MFA

Imaging Arts - Photography MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology

This Master of Fine Arts program will give students a broad education of photography, inspiring and forming them as creative artists and photographers. Students will explore photography and related art forms and media as a way of personal, aesthetic, and intellectual expression. Graduates can go on to work within education, museums, galleries, or as a self-employed visual artist.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to undertake this MFA program need to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Submit the following:
    • A portfolio containing a focused body of artwork that demonstrates visual sophistication, aesthetic awareness, skill, and craft, as well as a commitment to a purpose and idea
    • Official transcripts of previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A Letter of Intent, which should include a candidate's interest in obtaining an MFA, the selection of RIT for the MFA degree, and professional goals to be achieved
    • An Artist Statement explaining the intention behind the portfolio submitted
  • Complete a graduate application through the Graduate Admission Website
  • Participate in an interview (optional).

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Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Imaging Arts - Photography.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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