The decision to pursue an advanced degree is an important one. Brooks Institute’s graduate program in photography challenges students to explore advanced ideas and technologies, enabling them to express their personal vision while building expertise and value in the marketplace.
If you are ready to apply for admission to this program, the information on this page will help prepare you for the process. New students may begin graduate studies in the fall semester.
To apply for consideration for admission, applicants must complete and submit:
- Application for Admission
- Signed Enrollment Agreement
- Signed Student Disclosure
- Payment of non-refundable $50 application fee
Graduate program candidates must submit the following for review by the Graduate Admissions Committee:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 3.0 (B) as evidenced by official transcripts. (Students with below a cGPA 0f 3.0 may provide evidence of subject specific courses, work experience, exhibition record, and life experience as considerations for exceptions. The letter of appeal for below a 3.0 cGPA should be accompanied by applicable evidence of support. Those with less than a 3.0 cGPA, in addition to the letter and documentation, must provide a GRE score; a specific GRE score is not specified.)
- A Personal Statement that reveals the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a graduate education, specifically addressing the individual’s expectations of how the MFA degree from Brooks Institute will help meet his or her goals. The candidate should discuss some personal attributes or qualities that would contribute to the overall program.
- Three letters of recommendation received directly from professionals (practitioners or educators) with first-hand knowledge of the candidate’s past performance and potential for future academic endeavors. The letters of recommendation are required to be on letterhead with original signatures, delivered in sealed envelopes.
- CV/Resume including all art education (workshops/seminars), work experience,
exhibits, awards and honors, and relevant personal information.
- Portfolio of 12 to 15 images presenting a range of creative interests rather than a single body of work on one topic. Evaluation criteria will include conceptual sophistication, design skills and the appropriate application of technique.
Applicants who have not earned an undergraduate degree or credits in photography may be advised to complete six core undergraduate courses to gain the foundation needed to succeed in advanced studies.