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“Our goal is that you will leave SVA with a creative way of thinking.”
Stephen Frailey
Chair
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About The Department
  • Cultivate your signature photographic style that will set you apart
  • Medium and large-format cameras available for use
  • Mentor program for seniors with renowned photographers, critics, photo editors and other professionals and artists
  • 511 students, 89 faculty, 111 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 12 credits in art history
    • 6 credits in elective courses
  • 111 courses offered, including:
    • Choosy Artists Choose GIF
    • Digital Photography
    • History of Contemporary Photography
    • Intermediate Digital Photography
    • Introduction to Alternative Process
    • Introduction to Digital Imaging
    • Photographic Narrative
    • Photography on Assignment
    • Photography Seminar
    • Photography Thesis
    • Photography Video
    • Photography Workshop
    • Shoot, Shout, Change
    • Studio Photography
    • The Critical Eye
    • The Dark Stuff
    • The Eloquent Photographer
    • The Professional Community
    • The Viral Image
    • Vision and Technique
    • Visual Literacy Survey

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