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Media Arts - Photography, MFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MA,
Visiting artists are an integral part of both programs. In addition to Major Studio, visits from prominent photographers, critics and curators provide an opportunity for feedback on student work, and the department has an outstanding lecture series. 

About

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop a coherent body of work of depth and integrity on a personally chosen topic which may extend over the two year program
  • Produce artwork that stretches one’s visual vocabulary and reaches beyond one’s personal status quo
  • Experiment with formal and conceptual invention
  • Refine technical expertise in photography and acquire new skills in other media as needed
  • Bridge the visual language of photography with the written word and with public speaking
  • Understand one’s work in relation to contemporary art and art history
  • Use the works of others as resources and inspiration
  • Use external critique for self-evaluation
  • Develop the ability to critique peers’ work across disciplines and to speak thoughtfully about the work of others
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and experiential issues expressed and inherent in one’s own artwork and in that of one’s peers
  • Exhibit one’s work in a professional manner in the thesis exhibition. Students may also participate in other exhibitions and curatorial opportunities at the college or other venues
  • Understand a range of professional pathways for careers in the arts
  • Develop knowledge of major historical and cultural characteristics of specific times /places. Infer relationships between society and art
  • Recognize various types of texts used in art historical analysis, and evaluate their content and effectiveness. Use various ideas, approaches and facts in the analysis of art. Formulate, research and argue a hypothesis. Articulate verbally and in writing, theoretical and critical perspectives on art
  • Recognize the impact of historical works of art on contemporary art
  • Draw connections between various artworks, artists and concepts
  • Collaborate with artists in other disciplines

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Studio 
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Graduate Contemporary Art 
  • Studio Elective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • $90 Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Official Post-Secondary/College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Course Descriptions and Syllabi  

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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