The flexibility of our Part-Time Programs allows students to achieve their goals no matter what their interest in photography may be, all while in a supportive environment that will challenge and expand their relationship to imagemaking.

Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in our Part-Time Programs.

All applicants should apply online through our registration system. Applications for the Track Program are accepted for fall or winter terms. Applications for the Advanced Track Program are only accepted for the winter term and applications for the Online Low-Residency Program are only accepted for the fall term.

A portfolio review and short answers to a series of application questions are required for admission to the Part-Time Programs. You may also be contacted for an interview upon application on a case-by-case basis. The interview consists of a conversation to learn about your interests, skill level, and aspirations in order to properly place you into the correct program.

To learn more about a program, please contact parttime@icp.edu.

ICP is excited to announce that two full-tuition scholarships for the Advanced Track Program will be available for the very first time for the 2020 Winter term. Students should provide five images that best demonstrate their intellectual and artistic practice, along with an artist statement. An independent committee will be selected to review all applications for this scholarship. Full details are available in the program application.

APPLY TO TRACK PROGRAM

APPLY TO THE ADVANCED TRACK PROGRAM

Applications for the Advanced Track scholarship and Track and Advanced Track Programs are due Tuesday, December 31. Winter term begins January 27, 2020.

Application Guidelines

Your portfolio should display your technical control of the medium and reflect the most fully developed ideas you've explored in photography, or relate to the direction you would like to move your work in. The portfolio can be in either digital or paper format, here are some guidelines:

  • A digital portfolio of 10–15 images can be presented as jpegs at 72 dpi, no longer than 10 inches wide.
  • A print portfolio of 10–15 photographic images no larger than 11x14 inches, must include return postage.
  • Videos up to 5 minutes in length may also be included in your portfolio.

Please respond to the following prompts and/or questions in approximately 100 words each.

  • Please tell us about yourself and your professional background. 
  • Describe your experience with photography and your current skill level (please include which programs you use consistently and why). 
  • What do you seek to communicate in your work?  Who and/or what are your main influences?  How would you like to develop as a photographer?
  • Why are you interested in applying to Part Time Programs at the International Center of Photography? 

Please note, there is a non-refundable $50 application fee.

Requirements

Prospective students should be interested in working with a cohort of other students over an extended period of time.

Track students engage in new technical and theoretical approaches to making their work and should be open to experimentation and discovery.

Advanced Track students should be competent with technical processes, have experience in a critique-based academic environment as well as some knowledge of contemporary criticism. In addition, Advanced Track students should have a strong sense of the body of work they would like to develop throughout the program.

Online Low-Residency students engage in experimentation and discovery in developing both critical and technical skills through a carefully constructed curriculum stressing creativity and practical development of professional skills.

Admission Acceptance

Acceptance of admission to the each of the Part-Time Programs must be received in writing via email by the date specified on the Letter of Acceptance.

Tuition & Costs

Annual Track Program Tuition for 2020–2021: $8,500
Facility/Center Fee: $1,000

One year of Equipment Insurance Fee: $173
Total: $9,673

Students will have the option of paying tuition and fees for the academic year either in full by the beginning of each session or in three installments.
Term 1: $3,167 + $173
Term 2: $3,167
Term 3: $3,166

Students may enroll during any semester, except summer. Term tuition must be paid before the term begins. Course enrollment will not take place if term balances are unpaid.

Annual Advanced Track Program Tuition for 2020–21: $9,500
Facility/Center Fee: $1,000

One year of Equipment Insurance Fee: $173
Total: $10,173

Students will have the option of paying tuition and fees for the academic year either in-full by the beginning of each session or in three installments:
Term 1: $3,500 + $173
Term 2: $3,500
Term 3: $3,500

Registration for the Advanced Track Program is only once per year, prior to the winter term. Term tuition must be paid before the term begins. Course enrollment will not take place if term balances are unpaid.

Online Low-Residency Program Tuition for 2019–20: $6,000

Registration for the Online Low-Residency Program is only once per year. Tuition payments are made in full prior to the start of the fall term.

Payment Types

Check* or Money Order
Cash (in-person)
Credit Card
Wire Transfer (US Dollars Only)**

*Returned checks are subject to a $15.00 bank fee.
**Wire transfers incur a $25.00 fee.

ADDITION: Term tuition must be paid before the term begins. Course enrollment will not take place if term balances are unpaid.

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase from year to year.

Read our Refund Policies for information on program refunds.

International Students

ICP is not able to issue Form I-20 for Continuing Education Track students to allow them to apply for an F-1 student visa, because they are not enrolling in a full-time program and maintaining a full-time course of study. Typically international students in the track programs attend ICP under visa categories other than an F-1 where studies may be permitted while in the US. Please go to travel.state.gov for complete and full information about US visa categories. It is the visa holder's responsibility to make sure they do not violate the terms of their entry status.