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Photography, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
You can prepare for a career in photography by earning a BFA in Photography. Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the degree program in Photography provides students with the skills they need to explore and succeed in a wide variety of photographic careers/fields including Fine Arts, Documentary, and other commercial applications.


Students who complete the program must demonstrate mastery of the technical aspects of the medium of photography, as well as develop a strong philosophical and historical foundation of the visual arts in consideration to its impact on contemporary social and visual culture.

Affiliated with the International Center of Photography, (ICP), in NYC, our BFA in Photography offers the technical and conceptual training necessary for students to master both analog and digital techniques while developing their own critical and creative solutions to their own individual ideas.

The program offers students internships in a variety of professional establishments in NYC as well as an opportunity to apply for certification from the International Center of Photography in NYC, in either their certified General Studies Program or their renown Photojournalism Certificate Program. 

Students in the photography program will develop field-specific critical thinking and communication skills so as to analyze, discuss and critique photographic images considering technical, aesthetic ethical and conceptual applications and values.

Career Outcomes

Thanks to their strong personal and professional connections, our professors help students build their own networks in New York’s art scene. Seniors gain internships with publishers, magazines, advertising agencies, graphic design studios, museums, galleries, and other organizations that enable them to launch successful careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Photography
  • Advanced Digital Photography & Imaging
  • Analog Photography & Experimentation
  • Photography & Social Justice

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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