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USD 33356

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USD 75

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48 months


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Program Overview

NYFA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Photography provides students with a thorough grounding in the fields of commercial, fine art, fashion, and documentary photography. Throughout the program, students take a series of academically rigorous classes in photography to challenge them creatively, as well as liberal arts courses to provide students with a well-rounded education.

Students’ creativity is carefully and constantly nurtured as they are encouraged to find and develop their own unique visual language and vocabulary through a process of investigation, critique, creative conceptualizing, self-reflection, and practice.

Students who pursue a BFA in photography at NYFA Los Angeles are challenged to be their best creative selves by their peers and instructors. This program intends to equip students with creative and technical, as well as business skills that can help them pursue their path in this exciting field.

The first two semesters of the BFA Photography program are foundational, technical and historical. During semesters three through eight, students have the freedom to choose classes best suited for them. Through this approach, the BFA program offers a curriculum that enables NYFA students to explore their preferred photographic style, which includes:

  • Technical, theoretical and creative courses which vary by semester, but may include Deconstructing the Body: Exploring the New Beautiful in Fashion, Photography and Social Media: Breaking Through The ‘Gram, Graphics and Social Movements, and Truth and Fiction in Photoshop
  • Liberal arts and arts and humanities classes that align with photography subject matter such as Critical Film Studies and History & Aesthetics of Photography
  • Expert photography faculty and staff who are actively working in commercial or fine art photography
  • Hands-on experience working with professional photo equipment in our photo studio and access to NYFA’s world-class equipment library of cameras and lighting kits
  • Ongoing guest lectures from influential photographers, curators and artist representatives
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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 14 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025


Jan 2024, Aug 2024, May 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    •  Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    6 IELTS Score
    68 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    90 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    USD 75

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    19000 Per year

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