The MFA in Photography program functions as a 21st-century studio and think tank. Students are encouraged to develop their individual vision in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment and to explore related technologies, focusing on the relationship between concept and production. A rigorous critique process and regular meetings with faculty, visiting artists and critics help students develop a unique point of view and situate themselves and their work within the larger historical, theoretical, and contemporary visual contexts.

Departing from the traditional semester format, the MFA in Photography is a 26-month, 7-term, 64-credit program that combines technical and academic studies with major studio work. The program commences with the first of three eight-week intensive summer sessions in residence at Parsons. Fall and Spring semesters complement the intensive summer semesters with students engaging in independent study under the supervision of an advisor. During the fall and spring semesters students may undertake course requirements either in residence or with the use of the latest distributed-learning technologies. The fall and spring semesters culminate in five-day intensive residencies in January and June.

The MFA in Photography program is distinguished by the diversity of its participants and the perspectives and styles they bring to their work. The department hosts visiting artists throughout the year. Visit the program site for more information. If you have any questions please email us mfaphoto@newschool.edu.

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