Graduate Admissions

Photography MFA

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

60 Credit Hours

Photography, MFA

Columbia College Chicago’s Photography, MFA program emphasizes aesthetic and conceptual development alongside innovative photographic technique. Over the course of two years, students become immersed in a curriculum grounded in art history and theory, and develop a sophisticated body of work. The degree culminates in a thesis exhibition at the College’s prestigious Glass Curtain Gallery.

emphasizes aesthetic and conceptual development alongside innovative photographic technique

Faculty and Professional Connections

Students of the Photography, MFA program are awarded the essential time required to develop a style, advance their craft, and develop a mature body of work.   Students are supported by a team of full time award-winning faculty members consisting of four Guggenheim Fellows. In addition to the full time faculty, the Photography, MFA program also hosts a Visiting Artist program in which internationally renowned artists give guest lectures and participate in critiques.  The college is also home to the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), which draws national and international attention to the photography community in Chicago and at Columbia.

students are supported by a team of full time award-winning faculty members consisting of four Guggenheim Fellows

Advanced Facilities

Due to the vastly populated undergraduate photography community at Columbia, Photography MFA students are awarded the resources of a large program while benefiting from the personal attention of a small and highly selective MFA program.  These resources include a digital imaging lab with more than 120 workstations, highly sophisticated scanning equipment, an assortment of large-format printers, four fully staffed darkrooms, two photography studios, and an extensive inventory of professional lighting and camera equipment.

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