Tisch Summer High School Photography and Imaging Online Program

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Tisch Summer High School Residential Program will not be taking place in New York City. The courses in this program will be offered remotely or online with asynchronous and synchronous components. Below is the updated program information. Students accepted to this program will also receive communication via email. 

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Program Overview

Through the Summer High School Program in Photography and Imaging, you will focus on using photo-based image-making for storytelling, communication, creative expression, personal exploration, and digital output. The course will address contemporary photographic culture and emphasize the development of individual voices and vision through assignment prompts and self-directed projects and research.

“Even if you are at any level of photography or what focus you are on, you leave after those four weeks with such a feeling. Personally, after this experience, I felt as if I could go through a course like this, I could do anything. And I did; I joined so many clubs and activities because after this program I felt that I can truly put effort and create my art.” — Nicole Motta

Core Curriculum

Students take the following course for 4 units that count towards studio credit within the Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Courses

Photography and Imaging

PHTI-UT 1700 | 4 units

Through the Summer High School Program in Photography and Imaging, you will focus on using photo-based image-making for storytelling, communication, creative expression, personal exploration, and digital output. The course will address contemporary photographic culture and emphasize the development of individual voices and vision through assignment prompts and self-directed projects and research. You will gain the visual and verbal vocabulary to further articulate your interests in relation to visual culture through readings and discussions, exploration of online archives of museums around the world, viewing of artist presentations, and individual and group critiques of student work. Focusing on digital photo-based image making, students will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of digital photographic equipment and processes well as the philosophy of digital photography. The course is geared to students with varying degrees of technical background. Technical lectures and tutorials will be presented on using DSLR cameras, working with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, editing and manipulating images, methods for outputting digital images, and more. Emphasis will be placed on the potential as using the Internet as a creative space to present photographs. The course will culminate with an online gallery of final student projects to be featured on the Photography & Imaging department website.

Equipment Needed:
 

  • Computer with strong internet connection 

  • DSLR that can capture RAW files and has manual settings. Mirrorless cameras can also be used as long as they can capture RAW files and can be adjusted manually.

  • Adobe Cloud Photography (includes Photoshop and Lightroom)

  • Hard drive or large flash drive to back up images

Schedule for Tisch Summer High School Photography + Imaging Program

This class meets online daily, Monday through Thursday (exact times will be shared with admitted students closer to the start date). Most instruction will be through live, synchronous video classes and will involve lecture, discussion of readings and critiques of student work. Students will also have the opportunity to virtually meet with faculty to work on projects, tech demos, and assignments.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

DATES

Program Dates

Summer 2020

Sunday, July 12 - Saturday, August 8, 2020

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.

TUITION AND FEES

Summer 2020

Total Program Cost: $6,680

Breakdown of costs:

  • Tuition for 4 units (credits): $5,972
  • Registration and Services Fee: $708

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

ADMISSIONS

Open to high school sophomores and juniors.

  • Online application fee: $75

The summer 2020 application is closed.

Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.

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