Over 4 years, students of the Photography and Video program at School of Visual Arts learn how to process and print photographs in analog and digital spaces, how to professionally light a studio for any situation, and how to shoot, edit, and present time-based video. At the start of their education, each student has the opportunity to experiment in all genres and aspects of these media using the best equipment, hardware, and software before choosing a specialization in art, advertising, fashion, portraiture, photojournalism, still-life, landscape, narrative, or a combination of these areas in their second, third, and fourth years.
Our forward-thinking curriculum ensures that our students can decipher how still and moving images have operated for the last two centuries, how they function today, and how they will work in the years to come. That knowledge, paired with rigorous technical training, prepares our students to make original work with meaning and purpose now and in the future. This education empowers our students so they can speak about photographs and moving images with authority and form strong connections in the professional world, where they will ultimately put their valuable skills to work at the job of their choice.
More About the Department
The department’s faculty includes active photographers, video artists, art dealers, critics, publishers and photo editors. The more than 100 courses available to students—which we strive to keep inventive, challenging and current—include How to Make it as a Working Photography, Fashion: Concept and Narrative, Photography Business and Practice, The New Hegemonic: Explorations in Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality, Experimental Documentary Video, Digital Studio: Advanced Lighting Techniques, and Performance, The Body: Photography and Video.
We distinguish ourselves as being one of the most relevant communities to engage with photographic practices today and are proud to provide students with access to industry-standard facilities, equipment, resources that support them in this work. The department's technical facilities include analog darkrooms, digital labs with large-format printers, and a dedicated video editing suite. We also have 9 professional studio spaces and equipment available for student use including analog and digital still cameras, digital video, sound recording equipment, and professional lighting equipment.
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- History of Photography
- Writing and Literature
- Photography on Assignment
- Digital Photography
- Picture Symposium
- Visual Literacy
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media View 695 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application online
- Application Fee
- Statement Of Intent
- Portfolio -15-20 images or a Film Reel/2-Part Film Essay
- High School Transcripts
- Declaration and Verification of Finances
- Recommendation Letters
International43400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21700 USD per semester during 48 months.
National43400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21700 USD per semester during 48 months.
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