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.
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.
Note: The Tisch Summer High School Program is not a leisure camp. While the average program runs daily, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, including academic classes, professional training, and/or studio and production time, students will often be just as busy in the evenings and weekends which also include curricular events and opportunities to work individually or collaborate with peers on assigned projects.
“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
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.)
Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, August 3, 2019
Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.
Open to high school sophomores and juniors.
- Online application fee: $75
- Printed application fee: $90
The summer 2020 application will open on Monday, July 1, 2019.
Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.
TUITION AND FEES
Total Program Cost: $12,276
Breakdown of costs:
- Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,706
Additional Fees Include:
- Registration and Services Fee: $834
- Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life & Housing): $160
- Housing for 4 weeks: $1,068
- 10 meals a week for 4 weeks: $680*
*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: $414
- Photography and Imaging Ticket Fee: $414
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
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.
Review the Tisch Summer High School Scholarships page for more information.