College Degrees

Master of Fine Arts in Photography

A Master of Fine Arts in Photography is a versatile degree which can be utilized to work within a number of professions such as within the magazine or newspaper industry, as freelance photographers, for industrial firms, or in fine art galleries. This degree, on average, takes around two years to complete and incorporates groundbreaking technology with hands on experience to produce creative and unique visual art. Students will utilize a broad spectrum of photographic tools with which to further their specialties and fields. Practical experience as well as professional expertise is acquired when students are working towards their Master of Fine Arts in Photography because students are continually exposed to knowledgeable faculty, trade shows, galleries, and much more. Portfolios are produced in which students are able to showcase their work and aesthetic principles. In addition to working with extensive technology such as mixing digital and photochemical principles, students earning their Masters of Fine Arts in Photography may learn the history of photography and work independently. Students can focus on particular areas of interest and will study these aspects as photographic mediums. Photography classes may consist of seminars, studio courses, and individualized degree tracks.

Example Courses

  • Digital Imaging
  • Shooting Lab
  • Studio Practice

Potential Industries

  • Commercial Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Portrait Photography

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Academy of Art University Online
  • New York Film Academy
  • The Art Institute of Boston

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