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Photography

Postbac Certificate

MassArt’s intensive Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Photography is a full-time, one-year course of study for aspiring photographers.

MassArt’s intensive Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Photography is a full-time, one-year course for individuals seeking an advanced level of discourse, both technical and theoretical, about photography as contemporary practice. The program provides an individualized curriculum for students who want to develop their portfolios and their skills to prepare for future graduate school, or as an end in itself. It provides an opportunity for students of diverse ages and academic backgrounds to explore the medium in a concentrated manner.

Postbac Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Photography Postbac Program are expected to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes.

  • Experiment with formal and conceptual invention as you develop a coherent body of work of depth and integrity on a personally chosen topic which may or may not extend over the two year program
  • Refine technical expertise in photography and acquire new skills in other media
  • Bridge the visual language of photography with the written word and public speaking
  • Understand one’s work in relation to contemporary art and art history by incorporating scholarly research, critical theory and analysis, and an awareness of historical and contemporary practices.
  • Develop the ability to critique peers’ work across disciplines to speak thoughtfully about the work of others
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and experiential issues expressed and inherent in one’s own artwork and in that of one’s peers
  • Exhibit one’s work in a professional manner in the thesis exhibition. Students may also participate in other exhibitions and curatorial opportunities at the college.
  • Understand a range of professional pathways for careers in the arts.
  • Collaborate with artists in other disciplines

Students enroll in 24-27 credits in courses approved by the Program Coordinator. A typical schedule is as follows:

SEMESTER 115SEMESTER 212
Photography Post-bac Major Studio6Photography Post-bac Major Studio6
Photography Elective3Photography Elective3
MPPH 512 GRAD TECH SEMINAR3Photography Elective3
History of Art3
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