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Photography and Related Media MFA

Earn your photography master’s degree at RIT, ranked by U.S. News as one of the top 10 best fine arts schools 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.


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