MFA in Photography? Why? Where? How? What Else? with Betsy Schneider (Webinar)
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MFA in Photography? Why? Where? How? What Else? with Betsy Schneider (Webinar)

  • April 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar explores the benefits and drawbacks of studying photography at the graduate level including how different programs offer different experiences, what it takes to get into various MFA programs, how funding works (or doesn’t) and what opportunities open up after graduating with an MFA. The webinar will also explore alternatives to a formal graduate degree program.

Betsy Schneider ( is a photo/video artist whose work focuses on transformations of individuals and families over time and place. Her tools range from appropriated imagery and screen shots to digital video and 8×10 inch view camera film photography. Her Guggenheim Fellowship project “To Be Thirteen” was a solo exhibition of 250 still images of thirteen year olds and was accompanied by a feature length film and book published by Radius. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally for over 20 years.

Schneider holds a BA from the University of Michigan, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. From 2002 to 2016 she was a professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University, in 2016 she relocated to the Boston Area and since then has continued to work for ASU as a lecturer, designer, developer and coordinator of one of the first online photography BFA programs in the world. Over the course of the Covid pandemic she co founded FotoFika a weekly workshop that guided photography professors from around the country in teaching online. In addition to her remote position at ASU, she is a regular adjunct faculty member at Emerson College and Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has held visiting professor positions at Hampshire College and Harvard University.

Webinar – Online Learning Class via Zoom

This class is part of our Saturday “Webinar” series. These 90-minute online presentations, taught by leading leading professionals in the field, are designed to be informative and educational. A wide range of topics will be explored. Each webinar will end with Q&A from the audience.

A link for the Zoom webinar will be emailed to the prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

One Session
Dates: Saturday, April 30, 10-11:30 am PST
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $45 Non-Members;$35 Members




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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