All applicants should apply online at ICP Slideroom.

Application Procedure

The Admissions Committee will review only application packages that are completed in their entirety.

Application Checklist

You must submit the following items when applying to a One-Year Certificate Program:

  • A portfolio of 15-20 photographic images. Each image should be a jpeg not exceeding 5mb and no larger than 1280x1280 at 72ppi. Videos up to 5 minutes in length may also be submitted. Please test all digital materials before submitting. You may also submit original photographic prints (no larger than 11x14 in.) to accompany your online application. You must provide return postage.
  • Resume or CV
  • A one-page Statement of Purpose with less than 500 words describing your reasons for applying to the program and elaborating on the influences on your work, its current direction, and your reserach interests.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's personal and artistic strengths. These individuals should be conversant with the applicant's work and may include professionals who are practicing or teaching in the field of photography as well as arts professionals in general.
  • TOEFL Scores if English is not your first language.
  • $100 Application Fee.


Prospective students must be at an advanced level in photography or have demonstrated a strong background in the visual arts and media to apply to a One-Year Certificate Program.

Mail Hard-copy Application to:

International Center of Photography
One-Year Certificate Admissions
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Admission Process

Acceptance of admission to the One-Year Certificate Programs must be received in writing, via email will be accepted, by the date specified on the Letter of Acceptance and must be accompanied by a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 (USD). Make deposit payable to International Center of Photography, in the form of cash, credit card, bank wire transfer, U.S. money order, or U.S. cashier's check, issued from or authorized by a U.S. branch bank. The deposit reserves the student's place in his or her program of acceptance and will be applied to the fall term Tuition Invoice.

Tuition & Costs

Annual Tuition for 2015–2016: $32,817
Annual Lab Fee: $1,500
Application Fee: $100

Tuition and fees are the same for domestic and international students. Students will have the option of paying tuition and fees for the academic year either in-full by August 3, 2015, or in three installments: August 3, 2015 (fall term), November 2, 2015 (winter term), and February 1, 2016 (spring term).

NOTE: Students may not attend classes if their tuition has not been paid in full unless authorized in writing by the Associate Director of Education.

ALSO NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase from year to year. For current information on program costs, please see the Admissions.