Yale University Master of Fine Arts Theses in Photography
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of over 300 individual Master of Fine Arts theses from 1971 to the present. The theses are most often in the format of a portfolio of photographic prints, though some theses are also in book form. Individual records for the MFA theses are also available in the library catalog.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Most of the collection is housed at the Library Shelving Facility and must be requested at least 48 hours in advance.
Only use copies of magnetic or digital media may be viewed.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the School of Art.
Arranged chronologically by year of completion/graduation and then alphabetically by student’s last name within each year.
75 Linear Feet (338 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of over 300 individual MFA theses in photography from 1971 to the present.
Biographical / Historical
Originally part of the Graphic Design graduate program, Photography became an independent MFA program in the early 1970s. This two-year course of study provides instruction in black-and-white and color photography as well as nonsilver processes and digital image production. The program is committed to a broad definition of photography as a lens-based medium open to a variety of expressive means.
- Guide to the Yale University Master of Fine Arts Theses in Photography
- Compiled by Eva Wrightson and Arts Library staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.