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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The New York Film Academy Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography provides candidates with a thorough grounding in the fields of Commercial, Fine Art and Documentary Photography.

Undergraduates are immersed in all aspects of Photography study, representing a progression of knowledge that provides them with academically rigorous and creatively challenging courses. It is an intensive eight-semester program which is scheduled so that motivated students can complete it in three years.

Students' creativity is carefully and constantly nurtured as they are encouraged to find and develop their own unique visual language and vocabulary through a process of investigation, critiquing, creative conceptualizing, self-reflection and practice.

By the end of this course, students will be thoroughly equipped with the creative business skills necessary to succeed in the highly competitive marketplaces of Commercial, Fine Art and Documentary Photography. However, the course also has a broader, cross-disciplinary structure which will empower students with the knowledge to apply their core skills to a range of complementary fields, giving them a wider choice of professional paths to pursue.

The BFA in Photography program integrates Photography, General Education and Art & Design History curricula to offer a well-rounded and well-integrated education. NYFA's instruction in Photography represents a two-pronged system of teaching both creative photography and business of professional photography. As with our MFA and one-year Photography programs, we blend a curriculum designed for the student seeking to explore both sides of the Photography discipline. Through a variety of courses, each designed to focus on one of the many specialized areas within the discipline, students will be introduced to and instructed in the mastery of tools and techniques critical to successful image capture and the business of photography. Our photographers will be prepared to function in the professional workplace, whether in a creative photography environment or in a complementary photography field.

Los Angeles
September 2017 - May 2020
January 2018 - September 2020
September 2018 - May 2021