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10 month intensive programs

Rebecca Havekost , Aug 09, 2004; 06:42 p.m.

Hi everyone!

Like many of us, I've been interested in converting my passion into a career and was very excited to see several 10 month intensive programs available. Can anyone that's been thru one, knows someone in/registered to start one, or has done some research give me some recommendations? Location isn't a factor, so anywhere in the states or English speaking world would be great. I'm interested in finding quality programs worth the money and that are going to lead to a successful career, but I want to hear from you, not just the slick websites/catalogs. I've found Hallmark and ICP, but there have to be more. Feedback on those two and any others would be greatly appreciated.




Will Legge , Aug 10, 2004; 08:01 a.m.

What do you want to learn? What are your expectations? Why only 10 months?

l smith , Aug 10, 2004; 10:07 a.m.

I have this to say: HALLMARK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, hands down! (Turners Falls, MA)

Oistein Thomassen , Aug 11, 2004; 08:09 a.m.

Kind of strange that this last contributor actually registered on the same day as he wrote his answer... A Hallmark sales rep ;-) ??

Tyler Ross , Aug 11, 2004; 01:34 p.m.

i have not gone through the program but i an looking at the New York Institute of Photography program. It is done through the mail. I have not gotten ant feedback on that sort of thing yet either, so i have the same question abotu them. i think it sounds like a killer program, considering i do not have to move anywhere.

any one gone through that one?

this is a great thread because i am in the same boat as Rebecca, however I am not very willing to move considering i own and my wife loves her job.

_ Cálico - NY, NY , Aug 22, 2004; 06:14 p.m.

Insofar as NYIP, I can tell you that you should ask them to send you free information; you will get a $150 discount if you pay upfront. But, don't bite! Wait about two months and they'll send you yet another $50 discount if you pay upfront. I've read in different threads that this is indeed a very good and reputable school, especially for those who prefer to do correspondance-type schooling. You won't get the same kind of feedback that you'd get by being in a classroom (we often learn from other people's quiries) and you won't have the same classroom camaraderie but you will be able to take up to 3 years if you are always on the "go" and busy with your everyday responsibilities. You'd have to weigh your own personal learning style; are you really the kind of person who doesn't need a teacher hovering over you to get your work done?

I've only heard good things about this school. Others may have a differing opinion but I suggest that you get their free literature via their site (www.nyip.com) and see how you personally feel about it.

Whatever your decision, good luck.

Julie Bradley , Oct 05, 2004; 08:04 p.m.

I've been to Hallmark, and I would definately look around! There are definately better choices out there.

Jules Johns , Mar 03, 2005; 10:58 a.m.

Hey, There are a couple threads on this forum discussing Hallmark currently. I am hoping to attend there this fall. There's quite a bit of information on them in the other threads titled: "Anyone know about Hallmark Institute of Photography" and "the hallmark institute of photography"

I have gathered a lot of information on HIP, and if you'd like to know more, drop me an email and I'll see what I can do.

Julie, please do tell why you say there are better choices out there. With all my research and talking to a very friendly lady in admissions, it seems like a wonderful school. What weren't you happy with?

- Jules

audra stroud , Mar 10, 2005; 11:59 a.m.

hey this is audra. . .im thinking about going to hallmark....JULIE, im with jules on this question, why werent you happy with Hallmark????

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