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Bard College

24 months
34063 USD/year
34063 USD/year
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The ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College offers a rigorous exploration of all aspects of photography through an integrated curriculum of studio and creative practice, critical study, and Resident Artist Projects.


The ICP-Bard MFA program at Bard College offers an exploration into the ways in which the photograph operates in society. The 60 credits required for the master of fine arts degree cover the production of a final solo exhibition of original artwork, participation in a final group exhibition, a cumulative publication, as well as the completion of class assignments and internships. 

The ICP-Bard approach emphasizes creative vision and openness to examining the many iterations of the image, from photography to digital imaging, installation, and video. By considering how photographs are created, presented, discussed, used, and documented, students gain an intimate knowledge of the ways in which images increasingly structure modern society and consciousness.

Programme Structure

Studio Practice

  • The foundation of the program, studio practice is a seminar in which students integrate what they are experiencing and learning into their own creative work. 
  • Through ongoing studio assignments, group critiques, and one-on-one meetings with faculty, students develop their photographic work and define a personal approach to their practice. 
  • A final exhibition of original work, presented at the end of the second year, is required for graduation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A portfolio consisting of 20 images. Each image should be a jpeg not exceeding 5MB and no larger than 1280x1280 at 72ppi.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's personal and artistic strengths.
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work to be sent directly from all institutions attended to ICP-Bard MFA Admissions. You may upload a copy of your transcripts to your online application.
  • A one-page Statement of Purpose of no more than 500 words in length.
  • TOEFL scores if English is not your first language.
  • $100 Application Fee.

Tuition Fee

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    34063 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34063 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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