Tisch Summer Online High School Photography + Imaging

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Tisch Summer High School Photography + Imaging program will not be taking place in New York City. The courses in this program will be offered online with asynchronous and synchronous components.

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

Program Overview

The Department of Photography & Imaging's Summer High School program focuses 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 4-unit course.

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

Photography + Imaging

PHTI-UT 1700 | 4 units

This course introduces students to digital photography, basic Photoshop, and digital color printing. Students are expected to photograph both during and outside of class hours.





Program Dates

Summer 2021

Sunday, July 11 - Saturday, August 7, 2021

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.


Total Estimated Program Cost: $6,868

Breakdown of costs:

  • Tuition for 4 units (credits): $6,148

Additional Fees Include:

  • Registration and Services Fee: $720

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.


Summer 2021

Open to high school sophomores and juniors.

  • Online application fee: $75

The summer 2021 application is closed. 

Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.