The Photography program of The New School challenges students to move beyond current paradigms, anticipating and setting trends rather than following them.
Flexible and Independent
The flexible 26-month, 60-credit MFA Photography curriculum enables students to undertake local internships and apprenticeships and participate in international projects. The program begins with an eight-week summer session in residence at Parsons, the first of three, in which students attend lectures by and meet with visiting artists, curators, and critics. Recent visitors include Elinor Carucci, Lisa Oppenheim, Eva Respini, Anna Ostoya, Charlotte Cotton, Tehching Hsieh, Matthew Buckingham, Baseera Khan, Louise Lawler, Leslie Hewitt, Penelope Umbrico, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mariah Robertson, Jill Magid, Dread Scott, and Artie Vierkant. In the fall and spring semesters, students engage in faculty-supervised independent study and fulfill course requirements on campus or online.
Graduates go on to publish, exhibit internationally, and work in related positions. They pursue careers such as commercial photography, editorial photography, fashion photography, documentary production, and fine art.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Major Studio
- Independent Studio
- Graduate Seminar
- Teaching Methods
- Thesis and Exhibition
- 26 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media View 210 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete the online application
- The application fee is $50. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable. There is also a $10 SlideRoom fee
- Statement of Purpose
- Recommendation Letters
- All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
International1625 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1625 USD per credit and a duration of 26 months.
National1625 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1625 USD per credit and a duration of 26 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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