Art photography

Our master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art photography attracts students who have established a strong body of work and are committed to further their engagement with contemporary photographic practices. You work closely with our faculty along with distinguished scholars throughout Syracuse University to further your artistic research.

As a program, we are not interested in promoting a single philosophy or aesthetic; rather, we select students who have begun to crystallize an original perspective. Our goal is to create artists with unique visual voices. Through an intensive study that includes tutorial and group critique along with courses in history, theory, and criticism, you benefit from an intense and passionate learning environment that emphasizes contemporary art and practice. In addition, most of our M.F.A. students have the opportunity to teach their own classes.

Our graduate students have access to their own digital and analog facilities, including professional scanning and digital printing equipment. You benefit from the program’s close association with Light Work, a nonprofit organization on campus that sponsors visiting artists and exhibitions in the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery. Many of our graduate students are offered a semester assistantship to work directly with their staff and visiting artists.