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Academics . Photography + Video . Overview

Photography + Video

CIA’s Photography and Video + Digital Cinema programs share a core curricula to provide a solid foundation in optics, light, time, frame, and theory. As you focus your creative interests toward still or time-based work, each track offers additional in-depth coursework to further develop your creative vision and refine your technical skills in a collaborative, immersive environment.

You’ll work with committed faculty and gain invaluable tools to develop a creative career. You will learn through lectures, demonstrations, and assignments, while participating in group critiques and one-on-one discussions with instructors and visiting artists.

You’ll learn to use professional photographic and video imaging tools that include: digital and film-based cameras, studio lighting equipment, image editing software, wet lab darkroom equipment, optical scanners, and large-format archival inkjet printers.

You’ll engage in all phases of workflow, from concept to lighting and image capture, development, enhancement, editing, post-process manipulation and the use of special effects.

We host numerous lectures and workshops by artists, photographers, filmmakers, critics, writers, collectors, curators, museum and gallery directors to share ideas and critique portfolios.

You will be encouraged to participate in professional internships, institutional exchange programs, and international mobility studies. You will be offered access to valuable career opportunities.

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While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.