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Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Master of Fine Arts in Photography

Master of Fine Arts in Photography

  • ID:NYFA10018
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • Application Fee:$75.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$43,434.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,370.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$2,562.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$2,284.00
  • Application Fee:$75.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$43,434.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,370.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$2,562.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$2,284.00

* Equipment Fee, Lab Fee

Estimated Total/program:
$121,450.00
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60
Accept letter
100
Visa
20
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1

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Completed Graduate Program Application
  • Undergraduate Degree Transcript: All students pursuing a graduate degree from the New York Film Academy must submit an official, final undergraduate transcript in order to complete their application.
  • Narrative Statement: Applicants must submit a mature and self-reflective essay (max. 5 typed pages) describing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in their chosen discipline and their intended contribution to the field and the department.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Students must submit 2 Letters of Recommendation verifying the applicant’s ability to successfully take on graduate study in their chosen field. Recommenders should be in a position to evaluate the applicant’s readiness, such as teachers, supervisors, counselors, or coaches.
  • Portfolios may consist of 10-15 photographs with an accompanying description contextualizing the submission.

English requirements

  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher (213 for computer-based test or 79 for internet-based test);
  • IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent.

Course Information

An MFA in Photography program at the Photo Arts Conservatory at the New York Film Academy (PAC at NYFA) is an accelerated, conservatory-based, graduate program designed for full-time study over the course of four semesters. We provide a creative setting in which to develop, challenge, and inspire the skills and talents of prospective photographers in an immersive, stimulating environment. By combining seminars and lectures with intense, hands-on classes, students acquire a sound understanding and appreciation of still photography and learn to integrate knowledge and professional experience.

At the Photo Arts Conservatory at NYFA, students engage with a diverse international student body and a core faculty of working professionals. This master's degree program includes visits to museums, galleries, and studios, along with guest lectures and critiques by photographers, artists, and curators. PAC embraces all lens-based media, offering a unique curriculum that includes digital and film-based photography. Though all MFA candidates must take two semesters of Lighting, Imaging, Printing, and Introductory Theory, beginning in Semester Two students are able to choose the rest of their course load themselves.

In the first and second semesters of pursuing a photography MFA degree, students work intensively with available and artificial lighting on a wide variety of assignments, learn to analyze and critique images, and develop essential skills in conceptualizing, composing, and developing their own visual language.

In addition to their required core courses in their first two semesters, students choose from a variety of concept-driven courses that continue to introduce new skills and techniques while exploring ideas that push them to develop their voice. Students are required to take a certain number of classes within five areas of study--lighting, imaging/printing, business/marketing, history/theory, and art practice.

The final work must include gallery-quality prints with an accompanying statement by the artist. Students choose a fine art, documentary, journalistic, or commercial approach, and are evaluated by the standards established for those genres. Thesis projects are assessed by the chairs, faculty, and mentors.

MFA photography students also learn the best methods for marketing to their target audiences. Coursework includes branding approaches, marketing plans, and self-promotion techniques

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