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Application Procedure

An interview and a portfolio review are required for admission into the Track, Advanced Track, and Online Low-Residency Programs. 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 schedule an interview or to learn more about the program, please contact Ben Gest, coordinator of Part-Time Programs.

Portfolio Guidelines

Portfolio should display and demonstrate 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 print portfolio of 15-20 photographic images no larger than 11x14 inches
  • Digital portfolio can be presented as jpegs at 72 dpi, no longer than 10" wide
  • Videos up to 5 minutes in length may also be included in your portfolio.

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 critiquing environment as well as 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 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 Track Program Tuition for 2016–17: $8,500
Facility/Center Fee: $1,000

One year of Equipment Insurance Fee: $250
Total: $9,750

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 + $250
Term 2: $3,167
Term 3: $3,166

Registration for the Continuing Education Track program is rolling. Students may enroll during any semester. 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 2016–17: $9,500
Facility/Center Fee: $1,000

One year of Equipment Insurance Fee: $250
Total: $10,750

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 + $250
Term 2: $3,500
Term 3: $3,500

Registration for the Advanced Continuing Education Track program is only once per year.

Annual Online Low-Residency Program Tuition for 2016–17: $6,000
Total: $6,000

Students pay in full before the beginning of program.

Registration for the Online Low-Residency Program is only once per year.

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.