Photography, Master | The New School | New York City, United States
26 months
1687 USD/credit 46716 USD/year
1687 USD/credit 46716 USD/year
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The Photography MFA program offered by The New School prepares students to become practicing artists and scholars who redefine the creative role of photography within contemporary culture.


The Photography MFA program offered by 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.

Future Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Studio
  • Independent Studio
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Teaching Methods
  • Thesis and Exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 26 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Portfolio
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1687 USD per credit during 26 months.
  • National

    46716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1687 USD per credit during 26 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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