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Photography, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Photography program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is a two-year, 60-credit program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Overview

The Photography program at Temple University offers students close mentorship, top facilities, and interdisciplinary approaches, drawing on the resources available in Tyler’s broad range of studio art programs as well as its architecture and environmental design programs. Whether students want to make bold moves into other disciplines through the lens of photography or be trained as classic still photographers, the breadth of faculty expertise and programs at Tyler offers a pathway, guided by one-on-one attention from faculty.

Students have access to both the resources of a large public research university and the warmth, support, and spirit of collaboration that has come to define the Tyler Photography community. Tyler M.F.A. students take advantage of faculty and alumni relationships in the photography and art world and the school’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a pioneering photographic tradition, and its proximity to New York and Washington, D.C., to grow their creative practices and careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Projects
  • Graduate Seminar in Photography (4 terms) 1
  • Graduate Photo Workshop: Digital Photography
  • Graduate Projects in Photography I (4 terms) 1
  • Graduate Professional Practices

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1142 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1142 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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