Tisch Summer High School Week 2 Highlights: Game Design and Photography

Friday, Jul 21, 2017

The second week of the Tisch Summer High School program is coming to a close, which means the program is halfway over. We can't believe it, either. New York City is particularly hot this week, and we hope you're staying cool and hydrated.

Today we're checking in with the Game Design and Photography & Imaging tracks. If you missed last week's post, you can read about the Filmmakers Workshop and Recorded Music tracks here

Tisch Summer High School students waiting for the subway in Brooklyn.

Photo by Stephen Clark

Game Design

Students in the Game Design track take courses at the NYU Game Center in Brooklyn. This means they are the only Tisch Summer High School students who get the experience of living and studying in two of the five boroughs in NYC: Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

At the Game Center, these students take classes in digital game development, learning the technical and creative elements that produce successful games. 

Tisch Summer High School students outside of Citi Field in Queens.

Photo by Stephen Clark

This week, the students have just finished their first board game assignments and have created a small digital action game. They are also launching their final video game projects. This final is a two week long group game development project that they will showcase at the end of the program.

On Thursday, they attended a Mets baseball game and last week they took a field trip to Avalanche Studios in Manhattan. 

Follow @nyugamecenter on Instagram for updates and photos. 

Tisch Summer High School Photography students working on their class projects.

Photo by Caleb Savage

Photography and Imaging

Photography and Imaging students are trained in the fundamentals and art of photography. They are introduced to 35mm manual cameras, proper black-and-white film exposure, and darkroom printing, as well as color slide film, scanning, basic Photoshop, and digital color printing. They also attend class lectures where historical photography is studied, discussed, and criticized. 

At the end of the program, the Photography students present "Personal Vision" projects, which are exhibited at Tisch on the final day of class.

Photography instructor Bayete Ross Smith teaching Tisch Summer High School Photography students.

Photo by Caleb Savage

The students have already spent time photographing New York City and attended the Studio Museum in Harlem. They also spent a day in Brooklyn, visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, art galleries in DUMBO, and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

This weekend they'll be taking field trips to the Met Brauer and MoMA PS1 and spend some time taking photos in Central Park. 

You can see more images of the summer 2017 Photography and Imaging class by following @tischphoto on Instagram

Join us next Friday when we'll be featuring two more programs. You can also follow @tischsp on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat. Search the hashtag #tischsummerhs for more Tisch Summer High School posts. 

Ready to experience this program for yourself? The summer 2018 application is open! Learn more about the Tisch Summer High School Program and admissions requirements