The Photography MFA program works closely with both the Fine Arts and Art & Design Education departments within the School of Art.
Fine Arts MFA
The Photography and Fine Arts M.F.A.s work closely together which adds to the interdisciplinarity of both programs. Photography Majors share a studio facility with Fine Arts (painting, sculpture, printmaking, integrated practices) Majors; and a portion of their curriculum is cross-listed. Photography students are automatically eligible to take electives in Fine Arts (and vice versa) which creates a healthy dialogue between and among the two departments.
Art & Design Education
Pratt Photography M.F.A. candidates have the opportunity to take a series of three courses in Art & Design Education to gain certification in museum education, community education, or college teaching.
Through the 9-credit Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning (ACTL) students are exposed to, and engage in, a range of pedagogical approaches and learning modalities that intersect with art and design. Students take a required introductory course, Teaching Art and Design in Museums, Communities, and Colleges (3 credits), followed by two courses (6 credits) appropriate to their interests or chosen pathway from among the following: museum education, community education, and college teaching. The pathway in community is divided into two sub-pathways, one focusing on community projects and social change and one on education for youth in informal settings such as nonprofit and community-based organizations.