The International Center of Photography offers photography instruction in partnership with several other education institutions.

Vision and Practice

The Vision and Practice program gives schools from around the country the unique opportunity to provide students from a range of academic disciplines an educational experience that will expand their perception of the visual world and solidify their voices as visual authors.

If your students are curious, focused, and open to being challenged, we welcome them to come spend an intensive semester in New York City with the International Center of Photography. Our experienced faculty, composed of photographers, artists, writers, filmmakers, and curators, will be their guides on this immersive journey focused on the creation, understanding, and dialogue of images. A curriculum designed to support and enhance individual creative practice through theory, technique, and discipline will provide the framework. Your students’ passion and creative vision will provide the catalysts for success.

For more information, please contact Darin Mickey, chair of the Vision and Practice program, at


Barnard College

Barnard College: Supervised Projects in Photography is a course designed for students to conduct independent projects in photography. Students will consider photography's role in sociology, journalism, and scientific research, as well as in the fine arts. Individuals enrolled in this course may qualify for additional technical training and darkroom access at ICP.

St. John's University, BFA Photography

The St. John's University BFA degree program in Photography introduces students to a variety of possibilities within the photographic field and further allows them to structure their photographic studies towards their career goals. Photography majors are required to take ninety-six credits in art and photography, of which thirty-six credits are taken during their junior year at ICP.

Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College offers Art 347 Photography Study in New York, a course designed for art majors or photography minors, at ICP. Students may register for a maximum of 12 credits cumulatively within ICP’s Continuing Education Program.

Pace University

The Pace-ICP Program offers seven undergraduate courses that combine studio practice at ICP with writing, publishing, and portfolio development for Pace University students. These courses compliment the photo curriculum offered on the Manhattan campus of Pace University where the university offers a BA and BFA in photography and other studio and digital media practices.

Ringling College of Art and Design

Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida) offers selected Ringling students an opportunity to study at ICP, in conjunction with the Creative Practices program, for one year.