2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Photography, MFA

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Department of Transmedia, 102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-1198.


Yasser Aggour, Doug DuBois, Laura Heyman


The M.F.A. program in art photography includes tutorials, group critiques, and courses in history, theory, and criticism. The program is dedicated to experimentation and exploration within a wide range of photographic and conceptual practices. This pluralistic approach to the medium gives graduate students a nuanced understanding of photography as it relates to contemporary art practice.

The program offers darkroom and studio facilities equipped for work in black and white, color, and digital photography. Graduate students have separate darkrooms: a black and white facility and a color lab that includes a 40- inch processor, high resolution film scanners and large- format archival inkjet printers. Digital SLR’s, medium- and large-format film cameras, and an extensive array of lighting equipment are available for checkout. A shooting studio is equipped for all formats of digital and analog photography.

Graduate students also benefit from the department’s close association with Light Work, a nonprofit organization on campus that sponsors an internationally renowned visiting artist program and exhibitions in the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery. In addition, the Department of Transmedia maintains its own gallery space for exhibitions and events organized by graduate students.

Major Requirements

Major studio: 24 credits

Studio electives: 12 credits

Art history or related academics: 12 credits

Free electives: 6 credits

Graduate seminar: 3 credits

Final presentation: 3 credits

Total credits: 60

Length of residency: 3 years

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