Photography and Film

Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and film

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student artwork in a gallery

About the Program

The Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and film is a graduate program built for emerging artists whose work challenges the common definitions of photography, film and video while maintaining the disciplinary integrity of traditional practice. You will engage in critical dialogue with a diverse and distinguished faculty of artists, critics and scholars who stress the importance of experimentation and conceptualization.

You will work in expanding traditional and contemporary genres and processes, including performance imaging, docudramatic filmmaking and multimedia installation. Most students work in both film/video and photography.

Graduate teaching assistantships and scholarships are available and there are opportunities to teach as an adjunct professor. Graduate students have 24/7 access to personal studios, black and white darkrooms and film processing facilities, lighting studios, state-of-the-art printers, computers and camera equipment.

The graduate program’s requirements are flexible and determined by the individual needs of each student. Upon completion of the program, you will have acquired an in-depth understanding of the critical dialogue that connects photography and film with other disciplines. Weekly group and individual studio critiques encourage intense studio production, experimentation and an active scholarly engagement within a community of artists and critics. The program culminates in the presentation of a visual body of work, with appropriate written documentation, that coherently reflects two years of intelligent investigation into some aspect of the media.

Artists in order:

  • Stephanie Dowda DeMer
  • David Riley
  • Evie Metz
  • Hannah Altman
  • Johannes Barfield
  • Katya Yakubov
  • Elizabeth McGrady 
  • Peter Cochrane
  • Roxana Azar