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Overview of Our Hands-on Photography School

Master Class Guest Lecturer Peter Hurley at NYFA's photography school Photo by NYFA photography school grad Erika Platin Photo by NYFA photography school grad Bryan Kong Photo by NYFA photography school grad Amber Kirkwood
Program tuition includes an HDSLR camera and exotic one-week trip

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

Students interested in enrolling in a photography course can expect to take the following photography courses depending on the program or workshop they take. To see the full list of photography courses for your program or workshop, please click here.

Photo I Imaging I Vision & Style I
Shooting Lab Ways of Seeing Gallery/Museum Tour
Photo II Imaging I Ways of Seeing II
Production Lab Vision & Style II Applied Photography I
Moving Image I Film Photography Applied Photography I
Imaging III Personal Vision Ways of Seeing III
Self-Promotion Moving Image II Applied Photography II
Imaging IV Ways of Seeing IV Current Perspectives in Photography
Personal Vision II Applied Photography III

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 programs 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. Each faculty member guides students though the demanding curriculum to help them achieve their educational goals and students receive hands-on training in a wide range of photographic disciplines. Faculty members at the New York Film Academy’s photography school include:
NYFA photography school LA chair Bobbi Fabian Bobbi Fabian: An accomplished commercial photographer who has shot campaigns around the world over the past fifteen years, Fabian is the Chair of the photography school at the Academy’s LA campus. In addition to her own personal projects, Fabian has worked for such clients as Timex, Motor Trend Classic, United Airlines, Elle Magazine, Australian Gourmet Traveler, Penguin Books, Lexus, and Audi.

NYFA photography school co-chair David Mager David Mager: Born and based in New York, Mager has over twenty years of experience working as a commercial photographer with a focus on publishing. Past clients include DK, Disney, Scholastic, Der Spiegel, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, Parents Magazine, and Time Out NY. In addition, Mager is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom.

NYFA photography school faculty member Inbal Abergil Inbal Abergil: Hailing from Jerusalem, Abergil is a visual artist based in New York who uses photography to probe the artistic and social norms of Israeli culture and the world at large. She has shown her work in galleries and museums in New York City, South Korea, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and many other cities. She has received a number of awards that include the Rabenovich Prize and the Artis Exhibition Grant.

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. The Academy prepares students for a variety of different career and job opportunities that include such positions, companies, and organizations as the following:

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

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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.