36 months
11340 USD/year
8796 USD/year
6252 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Photography MFA program from University of Memphis is the leading professional graduate fine art photography program in Tennessee and the seven surrounding Mid-American states. With the region's largest photography faculty, students receive individual attention and in-depth instruction. 


Our well-equipped facilities include separate black-and-white labs, color print lab, alternative process lab, electronic arts lab, and studio lighting facilities. Students from the Photography MFA program from University of Memphis have a spirit of togetherness, which creates a positive, interactive place to study. Their active student group, the Photographic Society, plans activities that include a yearly lecture series of internationally known photographers, travel, field trips, special workshops, group exhibitions, and parties. These events provide opportunities to make connections with leading photographers.

Career opportunities

Students prepare for careers in fine art photography (b&w, color, alternative process, digital photography, and mixed media), documentary, freelance editorial, commercial/advertising, portrait, and fashion photography, as well as teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studio
  • Photography
  • Art History
  • Visual Art
  • Graphic Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students should apply approximately three to six weeks prior


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in photography, printmaking or related discipline
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Portfolio of 20—30 slides
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Statement of intent

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5670 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    8796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4398 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    6252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3126 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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