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Tisch Summer High School Photography and Imaging Program

These days, anyone can take a snapshot. Learn what it takes to create an image.

Through the Summer High School Program in Photography and Imaging, you will focus on using photo-based image-making for communication, creative expression, and personal exploration. You will gain the visual and verbal vocabulary to further articulate your interests in relation to creating and discussing imagery.  

Program Overview

Designed for beginning and advanced students, this program is a rigorous combination of cultural, technical, and historical lectures; darkroom work; critiques of student work; and critical discussions and written responses to lectures, readings, and gallery visits. You will be introduced to 35 mm manual cameras, proper black-and-white film exposure, and darkroom printing, as well as color slide film, scanning, basic Photoshop, and digital color printing. You’ll also have a chance to take full advantage of the creative communities in New York City, embarking on photographic expeditions and visiting major museums, galleries, and artist’s studios.

“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 courses for a combined total of 6 units.

(Within the Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, 4 units count towards studio credit and 2 units count towards critical studies credit.)

Courses

Photography and Imaging

PHTI-UT 1700 | 4 units

This course introduces students to 35 mm manual cameras, proper black-and-white film exposure, and darkroom printing, as well as color slide film, scanning, basic Photoshop, and digital color printing. Students are expected to photograph both during and outside of class hours. The students’ photographic work is exhibited in the Tisch Gulf and Western Gallery and at community settings.

Critical Studies in Photo

PHTI-UT 1702 | 2 units

This course delves into the culture and history of the medium. Students will be assigned readings and visit galleries. All students will participate in critical discussions and written responses to lectures, readings, and visits.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

DATES

Program Dates

Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.

ADMISSIONS

Open to high school sophomores and juniors.

The application for summer 2017 is now closed.

  • Online application fee: $75
  • Printed application fee: $90

Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.

TUITION AND FEES

Summer 2017 tuition and fees are below:

  • Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,238

Additional Fees Include:

  • Registration and Services Fee: $800
  • Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life & Housing): $160
  • Housing for 4 weeks: $976
  • 10 meals a week for 4 weeks: $664*

*As this is a residential program, students are automatically enrolled in the 10 meals a week plan for the length of the program. Students have the option of increasing their meal plan if they wish.

Program Specific Fees

  • Photography and Imaging Lab Fee: $398
  • Photography and Imaging Ticket Fee: $398

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Tisch has a limited number of full scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs.  Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need.

The scholarship application is now closed.

Review the Tisch Summer High School Scholarships page for more information.

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