Photography and Related Media
Both art and craft, professional photography requires an individual creative vision, a mastery of skills and tools, and the acumen to get your work seen. In this program, you’ll learn to communicate complex ideas through images. Working in our well-equipped studios and in a close-knit community of students and faculty, you’ll study camera formats, lighting, and photo styling, and become proficient in digital and analog photography.
Whatever your interest — photojournalism, advertising, fashion, fine art — you’ll shape your identity as a visual artist and graduate ready to tell compelling stories through your lens.
Photography and Related Media AAS
The two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is a thorough introduction to photography. Here, you’ll learn digital and analog still photography, black and white printing, color theory, and digital post-production. You’ll learn the skills needed to create a portfolio and start a career in photography, though many students go on to the two-year BFA program.
Photography and Related Media BFA
You’ll learn about lighting, composition, retouching, and professional business practices while gaining hands-on experience in both studio and location settings, exploring portraiture, fashion, still life, documentary, and video art. You will also tap into a vast network of contacts in New York City through seminars, guest lectures, and industry events. In your last semester, you’ll engage in a required internship and be challenged to create work that’s provocative, evocative, relevant, and timeless.
If you have an AAS in Photography and Related Media from FIT, you may apply. Learn more about eligibility for this program.
We shape visual narratives with images that grab the eye and the mind.
Stand out in an image-saturated world … Use imagery to say what words can’t express—in ways you never imagined.
Outside the Classroom
Talented and skilled photographers are in high demand. Students have interned at Saturday Night Live, Refinery 29, Vice, Vogue, Nan Goldin, Lois Greenfield, Brooklyn Museum, Richard Avedon Foundation, major ad agencies, and InStyle. Graduates enter the industry as studio assistants, commercial photographers, editorial photographers, video editors, photography directors, curators, photo editors at magazines and stock agencies, art buyers at advertising agencies, and retouchers.
some related minors
Learn From the Best
Named one of 30 top emerging photographers by Photo District News, Wynne’s work has appeared at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, CT; the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; The Museum at FIT; and DNA Gallery in Provincetown, MA. She is an associate professor of Photography.
Emery uses photographic processes to examine the experience of place. He began his career as a visual effects artist for advertising photography and went on to create iPrint Analog/Digital Lab, an eminent fashion retouching and fine art printing boutique in Manhattan. More recently he was awarded a fellowship in 3D visualization from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and a national parks artist residency at the Gettysburg National Battlefield. He is currently making video works in and about the woods of southern Vermont. He is an associate professor of Photography.
Photography and Related Media
Art and Design Gallery
The Art and Design Gallery is open from 9 am until 5 pm, seven days per week. The gallery is located at the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.