February 15, 2017

Application deadlines approaching for MFA programs

Lesley University
Maryam Zahirimehr, Envelope Smile, 2016. Photo: Maryam Zahirimehr.

Submit your application this spring to be considered for summer/fall 2017 enrollment and merit scholarships.

Lesley University’s College of Art and Design has shaped the careers of professionals in the arts for more than 100 years. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Photography program and our MFA in Visual Arts program emphasize traditional and experimental approaches within the study of art, photography, and critical studies.

Each year, 435,000 USD in merit scholarshipsare awarded to MFA candidates in both programs. The awards are determined at the time of admission—no separate application is required. Apply now to be considered.

MFA in Photography—on campus
Explore the historical, cultural, and contemporary nuances of photography and its relationships and integration to other media. Through rigorous study, enhance your understanding of photographic art traditions while developing the necessary tools and expertise to continuously flex, refine, and evolve.

Study full-time in Cambridge, Massachusetts with access to our state-of-the-art Lunder Arts Center facilities.

Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Start date: September 2017

MFA in Visual Arts—low residency
Advised by faculty from diverse disciplines, craft a course of study that integrates creative work into your daily life. Sustain your studio practice in your local environment. Twice a year, assess your direction during 10-day residencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An immersion of critique, seminars, talks, and exhibitions, the residency experience is a catalyst for growth, reflection, and community.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Start date: June 2017


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Lesley University’s College of Art and Design is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and is fully accredited by both the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Graduate admissions: [email protected] / T 617 349 8300

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