Students of Photography & Imaging at Tisch learn how to see, think, and take risks while finding their own creative voice.

The Department of Photography and Imaging (DPI) in Tisch School of the Arts at New York University is a four-year B.F.A. program situated in New York City. Centered on the making and understanding of images, DPI offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum while demanding a broad grounding in the liberal arts. Our department embraces multiple perspectives and approaches which encourages critical engagement both in and outside of the classroom. Our majors explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression while working in virtually all modes of analog and digital photo-based image making, multimedia, new media, immersive, and post-photographic 3D simulation technologies.

As a Photography & Imaging major, you’ll work closely with faculty advisors to design a rigorous program of study that suits your passions and challenges you to expand your conceptual and technical boundaries. Alumni are exhibiting artists, documentary photographers, photojournalists,  social practice artists, commercial photographers, photo editors, art directors, filmmakers, cinematographers, computer programmers, motion graphics artists, web designers, graphic designers, educators, activists, writers, art historians, curators, arts administrators, archivists, and more. 


Deborah Willis, Ph.D., Chair and University Professor