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Photo student

Photography students study photography as fine art with an emphasis on the history of photography and the body of criticism surrounding the medium, as well as the development of their own personal vision and experimentation in the studio.

Academic Programs

Photography BFA

The curriculum introduces students to both analog and digital production, and offers a wide variety of elective courses providing a strong foundation for critical thinking, collaboration, and a career in photographic arts.

Graduate Programs in Photography

MassArt's 60 credit, full-time MFA in Photography guides students through extensive study of the practice of photography, critical theory, and the contemporary multi-disciplinary environment.

The intensive Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Photography is a full-time, one-year course of study for aspiring photographers seeking an advanced level of discourse, both technical and theoretical, about the medium as contemporary practice.

Featured Faculty

A highly respected group of practicing artists form the core faculty of the department, including Matthew Connors, Laura McPhee, Matthew Monteith, Billie Mandle, and Amani Willet. Their efforts are augmented by additional visiting lecturers Barbara Bosworth (emeritus), Pamela Pecchio and Stephen Tourlentes. We are proud of our diverse and visionary faculty and staff, many of whom have received prestigious fellowships and who publish and exhibit extensively in the United States and worldwide.

Additional Features

Photography Lecture Series

Our celebrated Photography Lecture Series brings several speakers – artists, historians, editors, and curators from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations — to the college every semester. These are leading practitioners in the medium who inspire fresh conversations and new ideas amongst those in our department and in the broader public.

Fall 2023 Photography Lecture Series artwork and dates

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