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  • Founded in Paros, Greece in 1966 as an independent, not-for-profit institution, The Aegean Center continues to maintain its autonomous, non-profit status offering small group and individualized study in the visual arts, creative writing and music. Our facilities are located in two of the worlds most compelling locations, the Aegean Islands of Greece and Italy's Tuscany.
  • Anderson Ranch is a place like no other. Artists of all levels and ages come here every summer for the opportunity to uncover, develop and stretch their creative spirits.They come for the faculty of renowned artists and gifted instructors and the supportive community that encourages experimentation and growth.They come for the state-of-the-art facilities and the beautiful and rustic setting.
  • The Photography Workshop program began in 1940, and was one of the first photographic education programs in the country. The original workshops were one week long with several instructors, and groups of 10 to 12 students worked with different instructors in field, classroom, and darkroom sessions. Many participants have told us that the workshop program with Ansel and the other professional photographers was a life shaping experience.
  • When asked what they like most about AIB, our students highlight its scale-small enough to feel focused, but large enough to feel exciting, vital and rich with opportunities. And, being part of Lesley University, allows students access to the resources of a major university and the strength of an alumni network featuring more than 60,000 graduates world-wide.
  • Brooks is a world leader in professional photographic and motion picture education with an outstanding faculty, and three beautiful locations in Santa Barbara, California.
  • The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University teaches, engages in, and presents documentary work grounded in collaborative partnerships and extended fieldwork that uses photography, film/video, audio, and narrative writing to capture and convey contemporary memory, life, and culture.
  • Fine-art photography students have the benefit of a major museum as their campus, one that has been internationally acclaimed for its innovative exhibitions and extensive collection of photography. Students work with an experienced faculty that is deeply committed to the photographic medium as a powerful tool of personal expression. And drawing directly upon the unique media resources of the nations capital, the Photojournalism program is an ideal training ground for a new generation of creative newspaper and magazine photographers.
  • Goldsmiths' Visual Arts students form an important part of the stimulating environment which constitutes the London art world. The Department's international reputation enables it to establish and maintain links with many of the world's most prestigious institutions and university visual arts departments. This, together with the cosmopolitan nature of the student body, provides unique opportunities to develop cross-cultural collaborative projects.
  • Since its opening in 1974, ICP has been led the way in the field of photography with exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. ICP Education Department offers Community Programs as well as BFA, MA and MFA programs in Studio Art in collaboration with Barnard College, New York University and St. John's University.
  • Founded as a residence school, NYI has offered home study training since 1922. In 1975 the school became exclusively a distance education program. The school's Complete Course in Professional Photography consists of printed lessons enriched by dozens of audiotapes and videotapes. Students submit Photo Projects that are evaluated for the student on audio tape by working professional photographers, bringing the classroom right into the student's home.
  • Digital and underwater photography classes designed for amateur and advanced photographers, offered in major U.S. cities.
  • The photography program at Ohio University is in its fifth decade. It is the oldest degree-granting program in photography at a major university in the country. Its legacy stems from the historically renowned Clarence White School of Photography in New York, which was re-established here in 1948 by his son, Clarence White, Jr.
  • In 1984 French photographer Pierre-Yves Mahe, impassioned by innovative techniques, founded Speos, a photography school with an international vocation. In 1991 Speos introduced professional training courses for companies and photographers who needed to acquire new technology skills in a profession in transition.
  • Parsons' BFA in Photography and its new MFA in Photography educate students about the evolving creative position of the photographer today.

  • The Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch offers a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within a university, our program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.
  • Today, strategic branding is the core of comprehensive Portfolio Center educations in Design, Writing, Art Direction, Illustration, and Photography. Each program is linked to one of the country's best NewMedia/Architecture programs. This offers tremendous freedom to experiment. Like the industries we serve, like the technology that surrounds us, like the young people who come here to learn, Portfolio Center is constantly changing.
  • The key to our program is access. With working photographers and film makers as your teachers, you have access to some of the best media artists in New York City. Equipment and facilities include photo and video studios, individual darkrooms, color processors, ProTools, flatbed editing suites, an animation studio, Avid, and more.
  • Developed by the legendary Harry Callahan, photography programs have a proud history at RISD. The department offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
  • RIT offers the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in imaging arts emphasizing a broad interpretation of photography as an art form. It is rooted in the belief that the study of imaging as a fine art can be enhanced by the study of imaging as an applied art, as a liberal art and as a technical art.
  • RMSP provides high quality, up-to-date photography education for students, and strives for teaching excellence founded on our deep passion for photography.
  • Pursuing a career as an artist is a significant and exciting decision. The San Francisco Art Institutes focus on skills, experimentation, and active dialogue make it a perfect place to explore and emerge as the artist you want to become.
  • The Santa Fe Workshops is committed to providing a nurturing, positive, challenging, and experiential photographic and digital environment in which imagemakers of all skill levels, ages, and nationalities can explore and achieve their potential.
  • The photography department is continually redefining "fine art photography" in an expanding and openly creative way. The department relates to all the other areas in the School in an atmosphere of cross-fertilization and evolution.
  • SVA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Photography.
  • The presence and impact of photography is evident in contemporary art practice, as can be seen by the quality and volume of photography exhibited in galleries and museums, as well as in new web-based art forums. The level of technical and conceptual sophistication in the photography and digital imaging programs at Tyler exposes the student to many career opportunities.
  • The Department of Art offers professional art training which emphasizes experimentation and encourages students to draw from many disciplines in their creative process. The department provides a strong background in theory and criticism to support contemporary studio practice. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees are offered in painting and drawing, new genres, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.
  • The emphasis in the photography program is on the development of a student's vision and on encouraging fluency in the medium's special language within traditions of the fine arts and humanities.
  • A Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies is offered through a joint program with the State University College at Brockport, incorporating studies in history, theory, and criticism with an emphasis on studio practice in photography, visual books, film/video and digital media. Semester-long Evening Classes, Summer Workshops and Weekend Workshops are scheduled on a continuing basis. Lectures and screenings are also open to the public.
  • The Workshops was founded in 1973 as a summer conservatory for the world's photographers and filmmakers. Over the past 30 summers, The Workshops has grown into a year-round college and learning center for the world's filmmakers, photographers, actors, writers, digital artists and creative professionals. We now offer 250 one-week workshops and master classes. Rockport College came into existence in 1996 and now offers an Associate of Arts degree, a Master of Fine Arts degree and a one-year Professional Certificate program.
  • The program is committed to a broad definition of photography as a lens-based medium open to a variety of expressive means. Students work both individually and in groups with faculty and visiting artists.