Barry's MA degree in Photography can help you develop your personal aesthetic. While in the program, you will work side-by-side with faculty members, whom are all recognized working artists. The mentoring relationship in Independent Study courses closely resembles the real-life scenario which working artists/photographers face in the production of art.
In Barry’s MA program, you will take a minimum of 36 credit hours and a maximum of 48 credit hours. You may be able to complete your MA in as little as 3 semesters (9 credits per semester is considered full time). The maximum length of time you can take to complete the MA is seven years, including a successful thesis exhibition.
Outline of the MA Curriculum:
- Photography, Communication, and Art graduate courses: PHO, COM, ART (18)
- Independent Study in Photography: PHO 559/659 (9)
- Art History graduate courses: ART/PHO (6)
- MA Grad. Thesis Exhibition: PHO 690 (3)
Total: 36 cr. Minimum or 48 cr. Maximum
Opportunity to pursue the MFA: If you as an MA student wish to pursue the more rigorous MFA, you will need to notify the Department, formally apply to the MFA program, submit a portfolio for committee review, and be officially accepted. If you are accepted, your coursework from the MA will transfer to the MFA. Since the coursework may be applied to only one degree, you must be accepted into the MFA prior to completing the MA degree.