24 months
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44366 USD/year
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24584 USD/year
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About

The Photography program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is based on the belief that photography has a unique ability to merge new technologies as well as cultural and historical influences with artistic production.

Overview

Placing our degree within the Design context allows the MFA Photo candidate to gain access to a broader array of faculty conversant with new technologies and design theory which in turn enables candidates to acquire and utilize a more professionally oriented degree and skill set.

MFA candidates develop a thesis project based on their own unique research. The thesis requires both visual and written components which are intellectually, formally, and technically rigorous. Students of the Photography program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth form a committee based on their thesis topic, choosing from faculty who provide a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.

In addition to access to the photographic facilities on the main campus—which include a state of the art media lab with 48” Epson color printer, black and white darkrooms and professional lighting studio—MFA students are supplied with graduate studios at our Star Store campus in New Bedford. This downtown arts campus houses all disciplines in graduate study, fostering a communal artistic environment in which multi-discipline projects and collaborations are possible.

Opportunities both to exhibit and curate exhibitions are available at the Star Store's 244 Gallery for graduate students.

Artistic development, professional advancement

The Master of Fine Arts is generally recognized as the highest degree offered in the visual arts. It qualifies the recipient for professional work and positions in higher education within a variety of disciplines. There are also numerous allied career paths, such as curatorial work, arts administration, art direction, and publishing, which benefit from the level of accomplishment the Master of Fine Arts degree entails.

The faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts believe that the best graduate education is achieved through individualized attention to each student, and prides itself in the quality of the facilities and equipment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods & Theory In Art History
  • Graduate Seminar I
  • Graduate Seminar II: On Creativity
  • Visual Thesis
  • Writing Seminar

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your art work, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. 
    • Statement of purpose (minimum 300 words)
    • Resume
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential is earned or not)
    • 2 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22183 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    31326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15663 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12292 USD per semester during 24 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.

Funding

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.

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