48 months
15870 USD/year
15870 USD/year
5290 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Photography from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY the focus is not solely on a pretty or well-composed image. We are interested in the very essence of photographs and how they communicate complex ideas.


Photography from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY  will prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to reach your goals as a visual artist. You'll study the latest techniques, learn about camera formats, lighting, and photo styling, and become proficient in both digital and analog technologies. Frequent critiques help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, shaping your identity as an individual creative artist.

Graduates with Photography from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY will:

  • recognize, analyze, and adapt contemporary themes in art and photography;
  • produce a cohesive group of photographs that demonstrate aesthetic and conceptual development;
  • create and maintain a web presence for distributing, promoting, and developing visual art work;
  • utilize image capture and compositing techniques to produce photographs in that effectively communicate specific concepts and themes;
  • create time-based multimedia/video projects;
  • develop and execute a production strategy and schedule for a long-term photography project;
  • discuss and write about a body of work in the context of contemporary and historical art and photography; and
  • conceive of and execute an exhibition of a specific body of work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Photographic Concepts and Exhibition
  • Digital Production Strategies
  • Contemporary Photography and New Media
  • Media Integration for Photo and Video
  • Digital Editing for Film and Video
  • Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation
  • Advanced Photography and Video Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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124 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • File the SUNY Application Online 
    • Admissions Essay
    • School Transcripts
    • English Proficiency
    • U.S. equivalency of your credential(s)
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) strong B average
    • An English translation for all documents, where applicable
    • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2645 USD per semester during 48 months.

Bachelor tuition:

    • In-state: $3,585 per semester
    • Out-of-state: $10,846 per semester

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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