Barry’s MFA degree can help you develop and refine your personal aesthetic, as well as obtain the skills and credentials you need to teach photography at the university level.
The program offers strong academics and experiential learning. During the course of your study, you will participate in Independent Study, Photography, and Art History courses, as well as prepare a written thesis and exhibition. In addition to fostering a mentoring relationship with our well-recognized faculty, the independent study most closely resembles the real-life scenario which working artists/photographers face, in that you will be involved in independent production of art. You will also prepare a written thesis and a thesis exhibition.
This 66 credit-hour program can be completed in six semesters and must be completed within seven years, including the written thesis and thesis exhibition.
Outline of the MFA Curriculum:
- Photography, Communication, and Art graduate courses: PHO, COM, ART (33)
- Independent Study in Photography: PHO 559/659 (15)
- Art History graduate courses: ART/PHO (9)
- MFA Grad. Thesis Exhibition: PHO 691A (5)
- PHO 691B: (4)
Total: 66 cr. minimum
Minimum time to complete the MFA degree: 6 semesters (12 cr. max. per semester)