Immerse yourself in a community that is redefining photography.
Photography has become amorphous. As it shifts and evolves in contemporary practice, it escapes a static definition. This is the premise on which we designed our MFA program.
Embrace the medium’s transformation, and view image-making not as a single area of study, but as the integration of photography with traditional studio practices and digital and light-based media. Explore traditional and alternative practices, new technology, and contemporary media. You will have access to our world-class facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a vibrant city centered around academia and the arts—and our renowned faculty of visiting artists and scholars.
Grounded in seminars and critical discourse, professional studies, and concentrated studio practice, the MFA in Photography and Integrated Media curriculum is primarily self-designed and encourages individualization and experimentation.
Explore the historical, cultural, and contemporary nuances of photography and its relationships and integration to traditional media, culture, and critical studies. Through rigorous study, enhance your understanding of photographic art traditions while developing the necessary tools and expertise to continuously flex, refine, and evolve within your personal artistic vision.
A new rotation of all-star visiting contemporary artists, historians, curators, and theorists join our faculty full time each semester. Over the course of your program, you will have five distinct team-taught Graduate Seminars out of a choice of eight, semester-long opportunities, to be guided by trailblazers in visual culture. Tap into our extended professional community to access prestigious internships, teaching fellowships, independent studies, and teaching assistantships. Through experiential learning opportunities, acquire the tools and strategies to forge a lifelong career in the photographic arts.