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Rochester Institute of Technology

MFA Program in Photography and Related Media

Rochester , NY

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology / MFA Program in Photography and Related Media is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

58
Applied
19
Accepted
11
Enrolled
33%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Portfolio and artist's statement, personal statement, resume, three letters of recommendation.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

19
Total Graduate Students
52%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.79%
Black or African American 5.26%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Histories and theories of photography, contemporary art, American art and visual culture, and critical theory; photo books, visual narrative and expanded/experimental forms of documentary; contemporary fine art photography practice as personal document; public space, social practice, sensory observation, walking and mapping; relationship between the constructed image, photography as object, and fiction in contemporary practice
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 70 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5603
United States
Contact Christine Shank
Graduate Program Director
Email: crspph@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2616
Fax: 585-475-5804

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