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Hartford Art School Introduces New Limited-Residency Masters Degree Program in Photography


Posted 02/09/2010
Posted by David Isgur

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford is introducing an exciting and innovative new Master of Fine Arts in Photography that will begin in the summer of 2010. The program combines intensive on campus sessions held in the summer with traveling spring and fall sessions, making it a truly "international" program through the students and faculty it attracts and the off-campus learning destinations.

Accepted students will attend the program over three summer and four academic year semesters. Each summer session meets at the University of Hartford for an intensive two-week period, during which students and faculty interact inside and outside the classroom almost 24/7. In addition, during the fall and spring sessions, the class will meet at off-site locations (New York City, Berlin/Leipzig and other sites) for an intensive seven-day period. In the time between official sessions the graduate students will be in regular contact with their thesis advisors.

The program differentiates itself from existing programs because it is a limited-residency program. It is a full 60 credit curriculum of study and allows students the opportunity to study in the program while still residing in their home countries the majority of the time. This model allows for students who are highly motivated to pursue a higher degree while still continuing with their lives and other commitments, such as work and family. It is aimed at both mature individuals with established experience in the field and recently graduated candidates who wish to further their own practice.

The director of the new program is world-renowned photographer Robert Lyons, and the roster of faculty will include well-known professors, curators, gallerists, and others in the field of photography from the USA, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

Some of the faculty include: Mary Frey, Dr.Joerg Colberg, Doug Dubois, Adam Bartos, Alice Rose George, Hellen Van Meene, Alec Soth, and Marc Joseph Berg. For more information about the MFA in Photography program, visit www.hartfordphotomfa.org and www.hartford.edu/graduate/programs.

Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a "private university with a public purpose," the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, the humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and the health professions. The University's student body of 7,300 represents 45 states and more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu.

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