Hey there. I am looking into courses at the moment - and I basically need to know what I get out of the New York Institute of Photography course at the end of it... Do I get some sort of Degree? I need to know, because courses here in Australia are either rediculously priced, too far away to get to, or not available to me (because I am not smart enough to get into them)... So I am looking at the NYIP courses... They are about half the cost of the cheapest course I have been able to find in Australia. ($2800)... Please let me know. Thanks, Alecia. By the way - Do you really need a degree to be a photographer? Or do you think people more go on your portfolio and not some piece of paper that says you have done something?