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Photography School

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) Photography programs provide a passionate focus on not only the practical elements of photography, but also the technical and theoretical practices of the craft. Students can choose from short-term college photography classes, conservatory, or degree programs, held at our campuses in the art and culture capitals of New York City or Los Angeles.

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

The curriculum and faculty at the NYFA Photography School is focused on applied and hands-on learning in the classroom that shapes students’ educational experiences.



Photography Courses

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

Photo I Imaging I Vision & Style I
Shooting Lab Ways of Seeing I Professional Lighting Practices
Photo II Intermediate Imaging Ways of Seeing II
Production Lab Vision & Style II Applied Photography I
Moving Image I Film Photography Applied Photography II
The Critical Eye Personal Vision I Imaging Output
Professional Methods Moving Image II Processes & Cultures of Photography
Portfolio Development Capture to Print Current Perspectives in Photography
Personal Vision II Photo Foundations Historical & Critical Perspectives

Photography Classes

Interested in studying photography? Like other top colleges for photography, students interested in taking college photography classes at the Academy are able to enroll at different dates throughout the year. A list of start dates can be viewed here.

Photography Degrees

Offered at the Academy’s Los Angeles campus, students interested in pursuing a photography major can choose from one of the following photography degree programs.

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 one- and two-year conservatory photography programs.

Photography School: Faculty

Students at the Academy’s photography school receive hands-on training in a wide range of photographic disciplines, giving students spectacular insight into the craft. Students study alongside instructors who are working photographers across the spectrum of photographic genres. Each faculty member guides students through the demanding curriculum to help them achieve their educational goals and visions.

  • Learn more about photography faculty from the New York campus here.
  • Learn more about photography faculty from the Los Angeles campus here.

Photography School: 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 have accomplished.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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 links below to receive more information and apply online.

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