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Digital Photography

School of Visual Arts

12 months
38880 USD/year
38880 USD/year
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The Digital Photography program at School of Visual Arts emphasizes cutting-edge training via in-depth course work, critically focused workshops, special interest seminars, and presentations by technical experts and contemporary photographers.


The course of study addresses a wide range of topics, including: capture to image processing, workflow and asset management, digital portfolio design and distribution, working with video and sound, and exhibition. 

Degree candidates must successfully complete 30 credits, including all required courses, pass all non-credit classes and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. During the spring semester and summer session, each student completes a thesis project that culminates in an online project, branding materials, printed book and exhibit prints. The thesis project must be reviewed and approved by the thesis committee and the department chair for the student to be eligible for degree conferral.

Why We Stand Out:

  • Master photography’s latest tools and techniques in this intensive one-year program
  • Cutting-edge education in current digital photographic practices and aesthetics
  • Working professionals comprise the faculty and numerous guest lecturers enhance the technical and creative curriculum
  • Benefit from and be inspired by New York City and the professional networking and collaboration opportunities

More About the Department

Photographers are the visual explorers of concepts, light and relationships. As we frame the world in our viewfinders, we are creating and expressing the world we are an integral part of. As we digitally create and enhance the image, our skills and imagination are constantly challenged to create better images that are conceptually sound and technically flawless. Digital photographic hardware and software give the artist the ability to refine and explore the still and moving image to the fullest expression of the photographer’s vision. But this inherent power comes with an even greater responsibility to use the digital tools appropriately in relation to the artist’s creative intent.

Our student body mirrors the diversity of the 21st century in terms of heritage, age, technical acumen, professional experience and photographic interests that include but are not limited to photojournalism, fine art, portrait, commercial, fashion, landscape and documentary photography.

The ideal MPS Digital Photography candidate has a strong photographic background, is dedicated to developing and completing a professional and unique body of work, and has a deep passion for exploring the confluence of aesthetics and technology.

The Digital Photography program at School of Visual Arts benefits greatly from both its outstanding faculty and its location in the heart of the photo district and gallery scene in New York City. Our instructors are working professionals with extensive expertise in professional photography and digital-imaging technologies. The entire faculty and staff are dedicated to challenging students to take complete control and responsibility for every decision and detail in their images. A variety of guest lecturers from the industry complement the core faculty to enrich each student’s learning experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photo and Video Workflow
  • Color Management and Output
  • Editorial Photography
  • i3: Images, Inspiration, Information 
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Contemporary Image
  • Business Practices
  • Photo Illustration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19440 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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