There are no other top colleges for photography quite like the New York Film Academy (NYFA). With a passionate focus on the practical elements of photography, NYFA empowers students to master not only the essential photography basics taught by any other good photography schools, but also the technical and business practices that will set them apart in their professional photography career. Students can choose from NYFA Photography School short-term college photography classes, conservatory, or degree programs, held at our campuses in the art and culture capitals of New York City or Los Angeles.
The New York Film Academy offers students the remarkable opportunity to study photography under award-winning, professional photographers who remain active in many genres of photography, from fine art to fashion, commercial work to photojournalism. The Academy’s photography school instructors are not simply interested in producing competent photographers, but also in mentoring artists who each possess a singular voice that will make their work immediately recognizable.
The curriculum and faculty at the NYFA Photography School is also focused on preparing students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. Simply put, students receive an extraordinary educational experience designed to best prepare them to achieve their professional goals.
STUDENT REVIEW OF PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM IN NEW YORK
STUDENT REVIEW OF PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM IN LOS ANGELES
Students interested in enrolling in a photography program can expect to take the following photography courses depending on their chosen program or workshop. To see the full list of courses for your program or workshop, please click here.
Vision & Style I
Ways of Seeing I
Professional Lighting Practices
Ways of Seeing II
Vision & Style II
Applied Photography I
Moving Image I
Applied Photography II
The Critical Eye
Personal Vision I
Moving Image II
Processes & Cultures of Photography
Capture to Print
Current Perspectives in Photography
Personal Vision II
Historical & Critical Perspectives
Interested in studying photography? Like other top colleges for photography, students interested in taking college photography classes at the Academy are able to enroll at different dates throughout the year. A list of start dates can be viewed here.
Offered at the Academy’s Los Angeles campus, students interested in pursuing a photography major and making a full-time commitment to a photography career can choose from one of the following photography degree programs.
For students who wish to make a more concentrated time commitment to our Photography School, attending a photography workshop at the Academy is perfect for students looking for a comprehensive introduction to the craft of photography.
Students at the Academy’s photography school study under our prestigious faculty of instructors who are professional photographers working across the spectrum of photographic genres. Each faculty member guides students though the demanding curriculum to help them achieve their educational goals and students receive hands-on training in a wide range of photographic disciplines, giving students spectacular insight into the realities of the contemporary photography career.
Learn more about photography faculty from the New York campushere.
Learn more about photography faculty from the Los Angeles campushere.
Photography School: Alumni
Whether enrolling in a short-term workshop or photography program, graduates from the Academy’s photography school have gone on to have their images published in nationally syndicated magazines like Elle and win awards for their work. Click here to see what else our alumni have accomplished.
Photography School: Career Opportunities
The Academy’s excellent photography training prepares students to achieve professional success in addition to teaching them photography basics. The Academy prepares students for a variety of different photography career and job opportunities that include such positions, companies, and organizations as the following:
Fine Art Photographer
If you wish to learn more about the Photography School at the New York Film Academy, one of the top colleges for photography, you can call us at or click the below links to receive more information and apply online.
*The expedition is planned and supervised by NYFA faculty and staff. Please note: participants pay for the costs of their transportation, accommodation, and food. The trip is scheduled during a school vacation or semester break. It is offered as an optional experience, students and alumni are not required to participate.