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Photography, B.F.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
The BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive photographic education through a core curriculum that promotes students’ technical and conceptual development. 
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Overview

Photography undergraduates from Pratt Institute establish strong photographic practices through the study of analog and digital processes, the history and theory of photography, and the development of critical thinking and writing skills. Participating in this experience prepares students to actively contribute to culture and society as leaders in the photographic arts and applied industries as well as to pursue graduate studies in photography or related fields.

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Show mastery over analog and digital photographic materials and techniques
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of aesthetic principles of photography
  • Have a broad knowledge of photographic history and theory, as well as a deep understanding of contemporary issues in photography
  • Demonstrate an artistic vision and a contextual awareness of their own work
  • Know how to exhibit and discuss a cohesive body of photographic work
  • Have the technical skills and professional practices necessary to pursue careers or graduate studies in the photographic arts and applied industries

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Visualization/Representation
  • Space, Form, Process 
  • Light, Color, Design Lab 
  • Black and White Photography
  • Literary and Critical Studies 
  • Themes in Art and Culture  
  • Visualization/Representation/Concept
  • Light, Color, Design Studio
  • Digital Photography
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Large Format Photography
  • Digital Cinema
  • Survey of Photography
  • Advanced Digital Photography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • High School Applicant Requirements: All international high school applicants must submit results from either the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE), or SAT/ACT.
  • A minimum TOEFL 79 (Internet) is required for four-year programs. 
  • The required IELTS score for four-year programs is 6.5 and 6 for the associate's degree programs. The required PTE is 53 for four-year programs and 48 for two-year.
  • International applicants must submit official transcripts (academic records) of all secondary school studies as well as any post-secondary studies.
  • Transcripts must be translated into English for both high school and transfer applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53570 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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