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Degree Requirements

The MFA program in Photography, Video and Related Media is dedicated to the creative practice of the lens-based arts. We encourage diversity in our student body, and welcome applicants from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds.


The program is designed for full-time study over a two- or three-year period. Candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree must complete at least 60 credits and all course requirements, maintain a 3.3 grade point average and produce a successful thesis project to be eligible for degree conferral. Students are approved to proceed to each successive level of study based on yearly faculty assessments.


Students personalize their program from a wide variety of electives and may also audit a total of four undergrad or continuing education classes during their two or three years in the program. All audits are subject to individual departmental approval and availability.

  • Two-Year Program Requirements

  • Three-Year Program Requirements

  • General Course Listing