Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)


Graduate Studies


MFA in Fine Arts - Photography

At RISD photography is seen as an ever-changing set of technical, conceptual and aesthetic conditions that exist within a broad social and cultural context. Our students develop visual and critical expertise through course work, seminars, independent studio investigations and critiques.

RISD's Photography professors are accomplished working artists, scholars and educators with a passion for both teaching and their own studio work. Visiting artists, curators, critics and gallery directors also regularly critique student work and/or make presentations, and state-of-the-art facilities allow for the exploration of film-based and digital photography, digital video and multimedia production.