Best Photography school?

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  1. sircharlesofavon

    sircharlesofavon TPF Noob!

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    First off, newbie here.....amazing site, so thankful I came across it.

    Recently decided to go full on into a photography career, and am just curious what the best schools are, or at least some opinions on the best.

    The 2 I seem to keep hearing about are the Brooks Institute in California and the New York Institute of Photography.

    Really wondering if these are light years ahead of a basic BA from a university in photography (Ive been told that by a few pros I was talking to).

    Any thoughts or experience?
     
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    Sixx TPF Noob!

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    I have seen the NYIP and though its dated and they useaudio tapes instead of cds the information is still valid.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Really if you are serious about this you really should go to an actual bricks-and-mortar school. I guess it also depends on your age if you are just starting college age you should definately got to a real school. Another school to consider (depending on where you live now) is RIT.

    http://www.rit.edu/
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you are serious, attend real classes. Online is not anywhere near as good.

    Don't try to learn to swim on dry land. ;)
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm no expert.. i'm just passing information that I've heard

    International Center of Photography offers full-time undergraduate and graduate studies in photography. They are located in NYC
    http://www.icp.org

    Fashion instutute of technology. Also in NYC. Suppose to be a pretty demanding program and can be difficult to gain admittance.
    http://www.fitnyc.edu

    From what I can tell, most colleges offer studies in photography as part of their 4 year fine arts programs. Some local community colleges carry 2 year programs in Photo-technology which is going to get you in the door.

    You might also consider another study that leverages photography as a tool... Media and journalism for example. It is very helpful to be able to write as well as create photographs.
     

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