Part-Time Programs: Continuing Education
About the Programs
The Track, Advanced Track, and Online Low-Residency Programs are community-driven, academically structured post-baccalaureate programs grounded in our Continuing Education curriculum. All three programs can be tailored to the individual’s goals and level of proficiency with the medium.
The Track Program is a three-term program open to 12 students who want to pursue photography at a higher level than they might ever have before. Students can begin the program in the fall or winter. In their first term, students enroll in the first of three required seminars exclusive to the Track curriculum. In this weekly seminar, students examine contemporary and historical ideas surrounding photography, and participate in weekly critiques of new work supported by critical and theoretical readings and discussions. In addition to the Track seminar class, students generally enroll in one or two elective courses each term, selected from the broader Continuing Education course offerings. A total of three Track seminars and five elective courses are required in order to complete the Track Program.
The Advanced Track Program is a three-term program open to 12 intermediate students who possess a strong working knowledge of contemporary photography and are ready to pursue a further investigation of technical and theoretical issues as it relates to their own artistic vision and the broader context of contemporary photographic production. Each week, students participate in two structured seminars, one focuses on critique and the creation of new photographic work, and the other provides specific skills which will enable students to refine their vision and craft. The critique seminar provides rigorous examination of new student work supported by critical and theoretical readings and discussions. The technical seminar facilitates the creation of student artist books, websites, and statements, and covers grant and fellowship applications, digital workflow and high-end image production, and promotion of best practices. Students also select two electives from the broader Continuing Education course offerings. The program culminates in an exhibition.
New sessions begin once per year in the winter term. Applications for the next cycle of the Advanced Track Program are due Wednesday, January 15 (3 PM EST). Winter term begins January 27, 2020.
Engage in an online photographic journey from conception to completion in a concise program of production and digital-skill development. This program consists of three terms of both critique and technical seminars in a coordinated digital curriculum stressing creativity and practical development of professional skills. Students meet in two seminars a week, once in a two-hour Production Seminar to critique new work and explore ideas through discussion and critical readings; and a second comprehensive two-hour Technical Seminar addressing Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Advanced Photoshop techniques over three terms. Upon completion, students are invited for a one-week residency (5–7 working days) in August at ICP in New York City to work with a master digital printing instructor in the editing and development of a printed portfolio.
New sessions begin once per year in the fall term.