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Call for applications: MFA Program in Photography at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

Published October 1, 2012

The Art Institute of Boston 
at Lesley University

Call for applications: MFA Program in Photography
Application deadline: March 1, 2013
The Art Institute of Boston
at Lesley University
700 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215 

Lesley University Graduate Programs Open House

October 20, 2012: Cambridge, MA

AIB Representatives will be at Graduate Portfolio Day Events:
October 13, 2012: Los Angeles
Otis College of Art

October 14, 2012: San Francisco
California College of the Arts

October 28, 2012: New York
Parsons School for Design

The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) MFA in Photography program led by artist and photographer Christopher James, a strong and talented core faculty member, and a major collaborative Visiting Artist component is looking for dynamic and talented artists to join our Fall 2013 class.

The AIB MFA in Photography program emphasizes 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.

Christopher James
Jane Tuckerman
Bonnell Robinson
Matthew Nash
David Hilliard
Christine Collins
Ben Sloat

Visiting Artists/Critics (current and upcoming)
Susan Bright
Keith Carter
Dan Estabrook
Vicki Goldberg
Luis Gonzalez Palma
Lyle Rexer
Holly Roberts

MFA in Photography
2012 Visiting Artist Lectures

Keith Carter

November 6, 2012
AIB, 700 Beacon Street, Room 215, Boston, MA

Luis González Palma
November 13, 2012
AIB, 700 Beacon Street, Room 215, Boston, MA

Student testimonials
This program has a realistic approach to art-making and the life of the artist: both are full of challenges and require great resources for success. –Erin Morelock

The MFA in photography program is allowing me to learn from some of the best working and dedicated professionals in the field, and to some day soon teach my own class as a MFA student. This program is unique in that it focuses on the union of historic photographic processes and digital imaging capabilities. –Aris Sandoval

The program has a unique mix of intensive group seminars and individualized meetings, as well as a variety of choice in electives. The visiting artist program is particularly valuable, providing informed outside perspectives and important connections within the greater artistic community. –Lindsay Rogers

This program is creating a new path in the medium of photography, theory, and practice; I simply wanted to be here at the beginning of a program that is innovative. This program I believe is unrivaled in its depth of fostering those relationships between the students, AIB, and its visiting artist. –Michael Donnor

At AIB there is a commitment to individual goals. The instructors are flexible, take time to know who you are and what it is you need to achieve the best personal education. This individualized approach paired with access to a wide range of instructors who are also practicing photographers with expertise in a variety of genres make AIB the ideal place to earn an MFA in photography. –Jess Somers

Application deadline for Fall 2013 is March 1, 2013.

The MFA in Photography program is fully accredited by both the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

For more information including application information and to request an MFA in Photography Viewbook today, please contact Liana Caffrey at or 617 349 8201 or visit