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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.
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
‘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
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
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
Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts
Coming to MMC in Fall 2022, the visual arts center is designed with your educational needs in mind. Beautiful, light-filled spaces inspire and energize your imagination. Featuring light-filled fully equipped art and photography studios; a digital immersion project room; an art history resource center and classroom; and a communal hub to host events, connect with friends, or just hang out. Put your creativity front and center.