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Photo/Media MFA Degree Requirements

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Photo/Media offers a Master of Fine Arts degree following a two-year course of study and the successful completion of the requirements for Photo/Media, the School of Art + Art History + Design, and the Graduate School. The information below outlines the degree requirements specific to Photo/Media.

Year One (45 credits)

Autumn Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
  • Elective (5–8 credits)
  • ART 501 Graduate Student Teaching Mentorship (3 credits); NOTE: students take ART 501 in autumn or winter quarters of their first year

Winter Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
  • Elective (5–8 credits)
  • ART 501 Graduate Student Teaching Mentorship (3 credits); NOTE: students take ART 501 in autumn or winter quarters of their first year

Spring Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (5 credits)
  • ART H 509 Seminar in Special Topics in Art History (5 credits)
  • Elective (5–8 credits)

Year Two (approximately 45 credits)

Autumn Quarter: 15–18 Credits

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master’s Thesis (2 credits)
  • Elective (3–6 credits)

Winter Quarter: 15 Credits

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master’s Thesis (2 credits)
  • Elective (3–6 credits)

Spring Quarter: 12–15 Credits

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master’s Thesis (6 credits)
  • Elective (4–9 credits)

School of Art + Art History + Design Minimum Requirements

  • ART 515 Photography Studio (30 credits)
  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Grad Seminar (20 credits)
  • ART 700 Master Thesis (10 credits)
  • ART H 509 Seminar in Special Topics in Art History (5 credits)
  • Electives (13–20 credits)

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS: 78

Graduate School Minimum Requirements

Detailed information from the UW Graduate School.

Satisfactory Progress Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School allows students to continue graduate study and research at the University of Washington only as long as they maintain satisfactory performance and progress toward completion of their graduate degree program — Memo 16: Academic Performance and Progress.

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