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Photography School

While there is no shortage of photography colleges catering to the ever-growing popularity of photography, there is not another photography institute out there quite like the New York Film Academy’s photography school. Students not only learn the essential technical and aesthetic demands of photography, but are pushed to learn the crucial business practices that will help them to realize their professional goals upon completing a photography program or workshop.

As one of the best photography schools in the world, the New York Film Academy offers students the remarkable opportunity to study under award-winning, professional photographers who remain active in myriad genres of photography, from fine art to fashion, commercial work to photojournalism. The Academy’s instructors are not simply interested in producing competent photographers, but artists who each possess a singular voice that will make their work immediately recognizable.

Photography Courses

Depending on the photography course one decides to enroll in at the Academy’s photography school, students’ course load can include some if not all of the following topics.

Photography Essentials The Critical Eye Contemporary Issues in Photography
Imaging Essentials I Photography Practicum I Professional Lighting Practices I
Professional Methods I Photography Practicum II Historical & Critical Perspectives I
Professional Methods II Advanced Imaging I Professional Lighting Practices II
Thesis Prep Advanced Imaging II Historical & Critical Perspectives II
Thesis Project Navigating the Industry Book Design for Photographers
Portfolio Development Internship/Self Promotion Motion Capture for Photographers
Alternative Processes Advanced Film Photography Current Perspectives in Photography
Imaging Essentials I Digital Printing Methodologies

Photography Classes

Students interested in taking a photography class at the Academy are able to enroll at different dates throughout the year. A list of start dates can be viewed here.

Photography Degree

Offered at the Academy’s Los Angeles campus, students interested in making a full-time commitment to photography can choose from one of the following programs offering photography degrees.

Photography Workshops

For students who wish to make a more concentrated time commitment to our Photography School, attending a photography workshop at the Academy is perfect for students looking for a comprehensive introduction to the craft of photography.

Photography Programs

In addition to the Academy’s photography degree program and workshops, the Photography School also offers a one- and two-year conservatory photography program.

Photography Faculty

Students at the Academy’s film school study under our prestigious faculty of instructors who are professional photographers who work across the spectrum of photographic genres. As such, students receive hands-on training in a wide range of photographic disciplines. Click here to learn more about the Academy’s top-notch instructors.

Photography Alumni

Whether enrolling in a short-term workshop or photography program, graduates from the Academy’s Photography School have gone on to have their images published in nationally syndicated magazines like Elle and win awards for their work. Click here to see what else our alumni has accomplished.

Career Opportunities

The Academy’s superior photography training prepares students to achieve professional success in addition to teaching them the essentials of photography. As such, the Academy prepares students for a variety of different career opportunities that include the following.

Freelance Photography Fashion Photography Photojournalism
Commercial Photography Wedding Photography Nature Photographer
Fine Art Photography Sports Photography Event Photography

Contact Us

If you wish to learn more about the Photography School at the New York Film Academy, you can call us at +1 (212) 674-4430 or click the below links to receive more information and apply online.






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*To be eligible for this offer you must complete full enrollment of either an MFA, BFA, One-Year or Two-Year Photography program at a New York Film Academy location offering the program.

The photography exploration destinations will likely be to Paris, France; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; or Beijing, China; however from time to time, depending on seasons, another exciting locale may be offered. The one-week photography exploration will occur during the final semester of your first year of study in the associated photography program. This one-week expedition's transportation and accommodation expenses are included in the course tuition (meals are not included).
* All MFA, BFA, BA, MA, and AFA degree programs are offered only at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles campus.
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