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Print Media and Photography

Boston University

24 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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Boston University's Print Media and Photography MFA emphasizes photographic and printmaking practices within a contemporary art context and is an ideal incubator for artists that engage multiple studio disciplines in the development of their work.


Key facts

Interdisciplinary by its nature, it reinvents conventional methods and represents diverse strategies with a critical approach to inquiry grounded in contemporary issues, theory, and aesthetics.

Linking historical and contemporary art practices, the program prepares students technically, aesthetically, and professionally for a future in the visual arts. Utilizing printmaking and photography, while also availing themselves of the rich opportunities in a major research university—including collaborations that span the humanities, sciences, and fine art—students are exposed to a range of perspectives and approaches to making and understanding images in the 21st century. 

Boston University's Print Media and Photography Master of Fine Arts experience is about deeply questioning artists’ assumptions about themselves, their work, and their world, leading to strong innovative artistic growth. The interdisciplinary exploration of printmaking and photography prizes experimentation and emphasizes the research and discovery needed to bring ideas to fruition.

Programme Structure

Learning Outcomes

Students in the MFA in Print Media & Photography program are expected to:

  • Display exemplary professional-level knowledge and technical virtuosity in their area of focus.
  • Develop a distinct personal vision evident in studio work.
  • Display conceptual acuity and creative virtuosity at multiple levels of complexity in a body of work.
  • Develop conceptual and technical command of integration and synthesis.
  • Develop a command of appropriate professional-level studio protocols and professional practice.
  • Display exceptional understanding of the history of the art form (the disciplines of photo and print and their historical contexts) in Western and other civilizations.
  • Demonstrate a coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals and the ability to achieve these goals as an independent professional.
  • Demonstrate the ability to form and defend defined judgments of one’s own work and others

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.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) 
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $85 


  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

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    58560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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