SFAI is home to the first “fine art” photography program in the country, founded by Ansel Adams in 1946. Historical and critical knowledge of photography is brought to bear on contemporary practice, and students are encouraged to utilize technique in the service of their concepts. Issues of installation, scale, materials, presentation, and audience interaction are rigorously considered and questioned. As technology continues to change, Photography at SFAI continues to expand and evolve while still being attentive to traditional, analogue approaches.
The Photography curriculum prepares students to bring a critical understanding to a society that is saturated with cameras and photographic images, and to envision what they—as artists—have to offer such a world.
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- In Studio Art (with Optional Emphasis)
- Graduate Tutorial
- Graduate Critique Seminar
- Studio Electives
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media View 211 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
- Online application, including $85 nonrefundable application fee
- Artist statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
International47850 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 47850 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National47850 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 47850 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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