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Photography and Related Media MFA

Earn your graduate photography degree at RIT, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 6th best fine arts school for a graduate degree in photography.

Program skills

The program provides students with the opportunity to use the still and moving image as a means to develop as a practicing artist, pursue a professional career and earn a livelihood, enrich their personal lives and society as a whole, and create a community of creativity, scholarship, and purpose.

Program facilities equipment

Graduate students have dedicated individual studio spaces as well as dedicated digital labs. They work with an abundance of equipment in imaging and printing technologies for traditional, alternative and digital fine art applications. Graduate students have access to up-to-date computers, scanners, software, and printers. A wide variety of shooting studios are also available, along with a dedicated graduate space for experimental activities and displays. The Photo School “Cage” contains a wide-range of DSLR and video cameras, including Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Leica, as well as a large inventory of lenses. There is also a significant inventory of medium format and large format cameras as well as a myriad of accessories for the still and moving image.

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Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

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Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 50.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 50.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Accreditation

The MFA program in photography and related media is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships 

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete with real, relevant career experience that sets you apart. In the College of Art and Design experiential learning includes cooperative education and internships, international experiences, multidisciplinary projects, industry partnerships, and more. Participating in these opportunities is not only possible at RIT, but passionately encouraged.

Cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities are optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MFA in photography and related media.