Why Study Photography?

    Photographs intrigue you. You know the immediacy and the power of images and they have always been your form of self-expression. Photos help you engage with and understand the world around you.

    Why Study Photography at MMC?

    MMC has a unique educational partnership with The International Center of Photography where you will enhance your skills and take classes in lighting, portraiture, city, and landscape, and state-of-the-art digital media, fashion, portraiture, and documentary photography. When you study in the heart of New York City, you can capture candid photographs of the inhabitants of the busy streets of the city, make your mark in fashion photography, or find your own quiet spot in Central Park, where photographing nature gives you a sense of tranquility and peace.

    What You Will Learn

    The photography curriculum builds on a foundation of analog, digital, and time-based media to build technical skills. You will have a thorough knowledge of photography history, theory, and cutting-edge photography practices to develop your personal voice with the end goal of developing your career path.

    You can combine other interests with photography. Students have integrated their love of natural and social sciences, dance, theatre, English, sociology, and other fields to create photography projects from their individual points of view.

    Contact

    Department of Art and Art History
    (212) 517-0694
    art@mmm.edu

    Art
    Carson Hall, 700A

    Art History
    Carson Hall, 704

    Program Highlights

    As an intern, you earn academic credit towards your degree and get real art world experience in studios, galleries, magazines, and publishing companies. 
    Art History Visual Arts Abroad
    Photography and travel abroad are an ideal combination. Your photographs document this immersive experience and create a record of being abroad.  
    You will have an opportunity to exhibit your photographs in a professional setting in your junior and senior year and have a record of your experience through your inclusion in the exhibition catalogue.  
    • ‘Lighting for Fashion Photography’ was my introduction to ICP—the wide range of equipment, extraordinary facilities, the shooting studios, and the nationally recognized faculty.

      Dru Gannon ’21

      Class of 2021

    • My experience studying in Florence, Italy was one of incredible value to both my academic and personal growth. Being able to experience a foreign culture with new customs bolstered my sense of confidence and expanded my intellectual perspective of the world.

      Madeleine Arend ’19

      Class of 2019, Art Major,  Photography concentration; Minors in Art History and Business; Recipient of the 2018 Sr. Judith Savard Study Abroad Fellowship

       

       

      Meet Madeleine
    • I’m incredibly grateful for the personalized experience I had at MMC, where my professors always challenged me to define and build my artistic voice. I was formally introduced to documentary photography during my third when at my professor’s suggestion, I took a class focused on photo essays at the International Center of Photography. With every project, I was uncovering a clue as to what drew me to photography–storytelling.

      Nathalie Diller ’20

      Class of 2020, Art major with a Photography concentration

    • I feel pretty lucky that I am still doing today what I pursued when I was 18! In college, I had numerous internships assisting artists, working at printing studios, and even photographing for an online clothing company. After college, I worked at a portrait studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side before relocating to the West Coast.

      Lindsay Kreighbaum ’12

      Class of 2012, Major in Art with concentrations in Photography and Studio Art

      Meet Lindsay
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    Careers and Outcomes

    Art and Art History alumni have gone on to succeed in graduate school and a wide array of careers in the art world and in art-related fields. 

    careers

    • Proprietor, Vidya Gauci Decorative Fine Arts
    • Sales and Project Manager, Howard Greenberg Gallery
    • Proprietor, The Times Vintage Shop and Gallery
    • Artist exhibiting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
    • Visitor Services Associate, MoMA PS 1
    • Content Manager, Christie’s Auction House
    • Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography
    • Visual Artist and Set Designer, Yeladudes Theater
    • Graphic Designer, Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC
    • Photo Editor at Inked Magazine
    • Gallery Assistant, Aicon Gallery
    • Photo Assistant, Architectural Digest

    employers

    • Fashion Institute of Technology
    • Pratt Institute
    • School of Visual Arts
    • New York University
    • Christie’s, New York
    • Queens College, and many more!

    Hewitt Gallery of Art

    The Gallery provides opportunities for art majors to gain first-hand experience in exhibiting their Senior Thesis projects, as well as having solo exhibitions in their spring semester. Juniors also exhibit in an annual group exhibition and students are able to curate and organize shows in conjunction with their mentors and the Gallery Director.

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