Master of Fine Arts in Photography at the New Hampshire Institute of Art

MFA in Photography

Our two-year MFA in Photography program features intensive 10-day residencies every January and June during which you will participate in presentations, workshops, seminars and critiques with a wide range of faculty and visiting artists. You will also join our Visual Arts and Writing students and engage in interdisciplinary work across programs. Each residency has a thematic lens intended to help students reach across disciplines. Themes, which have included Food, Migration, Borders, and Fear, are featured in a single day of events known as the Concurrent Curriculum.

Between residencies, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor who will focus on your academic work and to a studio-mentor to build on the insights made during the residency.

Throughout your time in the program, you will gain an understanding of your place in the contemporary art world, develop an expansive professional network, and gain a deeper awareness of yourself as an artist, writer, and citizen. Come and experience:

- Individualized mentoring with established photographers
- Interdisciplinary immersion during every residency;
- Seminars that explore the intersection of theory and practice, the role of art in social change, and strategies for creating a sustainable professional practice.



The Teti Fellowship

The Teti Fellows program awards four to six fellowships annually to scholars, artists, writers and educators wishing to travel to our campus in Manchester, New Hampshire to make use of the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection housed in the college’s Teti Library.

The John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection is one of the finest collections of photographic resources in the United States. The Collection, established in 2007 through a generous donation by Mr. John Teti, contains over 2,000 rare books, periodicals, prints and documents illustrating the history of photography, including Edward Steichen’s personal copies of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work.

For more about the Teti Fellowship, click here.

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