Lesley University

The Art Institute of Boston

MFA in Photography



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Fine Arts in Photography

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The AIB MFA program in Photography was created to emphasize craft and concept driven photography. Our program is built upon photographic history, and the fluid integration of contemporary media with traditional, and alternative, photographic practice. This is predicated upon the philosophy that photography is not a single entity, but is unique among the visual arts in its ability to successfully merge new technologies and cultural influences with artistic production. In this constantly evolving medium, it is artists who are cognitively defining the future of photography. We believe that concentrated studio practice is essential to an individual's level of visual literacy and their capacity to interpret and communicate signs, symbols, and metaphors. We subscribe to the optimistic idea that the future of photography will be built upon its past and that contemporary artists are entering a period where antiquarian is synonymous with innovation. We will be at the forefront of this movement.


The MFA in Photography program is fully accredited by both NEASC and NASAD.

International Student Requirements:

The program works no differently for International students than it does for U.S. residents with the exception of Visa and TOEFL requirements. Please note that according to U.S. regulations, international students enrolled in this program are not permitted to work off campus while in the United States, but may participate in on-campus work-study programs through Lesley Work.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $900 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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