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Photography and the Digital Image BFA


Deadline: February 1 - SlideRoom Fee (USD): $10
Thank you for applying to the Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) in Photography and the Digital Image. As part of your application to the BFA, you are required to submit a portfolio.

Before submitting your portfolio, please review eligibility for the BFA program. Students not eligible for the BFA must apply to the AAS, which has different portfolio instructions.  

You will submit a short essay and a portfolio of 20 to 25 images.



Photography BFA Essay

Please respond thoughtfully and note that your answers do not replace the essay that you are required to submit as part of your FIT/SUNY application.

  1. In a maximum of 500 words, please describe your working process and influences.


portfolio (20-25 images)

  • Your portfolio should include 20 to 25 images. If you have made photo essays or longer series of work, we would like to see the entire projects. If you have videos, you may upload them. Each video will count as one image.
  • Construct your portfolio so we can see where you are as a creative artist. Present the imagery that’s most important to you.
  • We are looking for creativity, willingness to experiment, technical competency, attention to detail, and a sustained commitment to the medium of photography.

Provide 20-25 items. Images (up to 5MB each) and Video (up to 250MB each)