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the best photography schools in the world??!!

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Shannon Rolfe , Mar 10, 2009; 06:53 a.m.

Hey, love what you guys are talking about. I'm Shannon, im From New Zealand, but im in Denmark. im 18 years old and i would really love to persue a career in Photojournalism i think. I love street photography. I really have no idea where to go and what to do, can anyone help me out. I want to go to a photography school obviously, where though..... and what to study. i want to have a career in this so id like to keep options open on the style of photography. i need help please. Take a look at my website, this is the type of photography i like BUT is there a career in this. Someone help. If you really think you can help me please contact me : xshannonrolfex@live.com
http://xshannonrolfex.photoposts.org/

Caitlyn Chapman , Oct 15, 2009; 07:45 p.m.

I have heard that Ryerson University in Toronto is amazing, but don't know first-hand. Does anyone know? I am thinking of going there....

Thanks!
:)

Nirvita Amancharla , Apr 22, 2010; 12:34 p.m.

Hey guys what you all have been doing here is really great. I have been searching for photography schools all over the world and couldnt find much but this thread helped me a lot. I want to do my master's in photography, which will be my 2nd master's so i wanted to go to a good school which also gives scholarships. Anyone knows any school which is great in photography and also awards scholarships? any school around the world would do.

Thanks guys.

Nirvita Amancharla , Apr 22, 2010; 12:34 p.m.

Hey guys what you all have been doing here is really great. I have been searching for photography schools all over the world and couldnt find much but this thread helped me a lot. I want to do my master's in photography, which will be my 2nd master's so i wanted to go to a good school which also gives scholarships. Anyone knows any school which is great in photography and also awards scholarships? any school around the world would do.

Thanks guys.

Guy Manning , Apr 25, 2010; 06:16 p.m.

You need to define what kind of photography you are intending to pursue.

RISD Rhode Island School of Design used to be tops for the Artsy type and Chicago Institute of Art was heavy on graphic design. Art Center College of Design in Pasadena was tops for those pursuing commercial photography (in other words you want to make good money at it). When I went to Art Center there were at least 3 people who transferred out of Brooks to Art Center. when you leave you will have the best understanding of the technical and a hell of a portfolio to prove it. You are taught by working professionals, not art professors. You do get to explore the creative aspects of photography while you are there but the goal is to have you gainfully employed, or more likely self-employed, after you finish school. By the time you are out of the third or fourth term you have mastered the technical. From there on you are working on concept and adding weight to your portfolio. You can get away with only a 35mm for the first two terms but after that you have to have a medium format and a 4X5. It would also be advisable to have a full set of strobe equipment. The biggest issue with Art Center is the cost. But if you can swing the $$$'s there is no better place to Master photography. Be aware that attending Art Center is like having two full time jobs. 40 hours of class, lab and studio work and about the same amount outside of school doing location work, arranging for shoots, obtaining props and people, etc, etc.

The reward is being able to get through the door to see the art directors of the major ad agencies since they know you will be able to handle how to get them the shots they need. You will basically be saving yourself about 10 years of self education.

Elke Velez , Jun 09, 2010; 04:38 p.m.

THE best schools, and with ivy league status are RISD Rhode Island School of Design and Yale's School of Art. The negative part is that it is very difficult to get in (and very costly). I was specially amazed by RISD and their creative minds.

Hugh J. , Jun 10, 2010; 10:59 a.m.

THE best schools, and with ivy league status are RISD Rhode Island School of Design and Yale's School of Art.

Best for what? And according to whom? That's a pretty big claim to make without including any qualifiers to back up your statement.

Christiana Matrixa , Jun 11, 2010; 12:52 p.m.

I think there is no such thing as THE BEST, because you have to find the program that fits your style, needs and dreams. That being said, I just helped my daughter research and visit a number of schools on the east coast. She has been sure about her college interest in photography for about 4 years now, so we took the search very seriously.
Early top runners were RIT, Hallmark, SCAD and Intermount. After visiting all of them she still hadn't found what she was looking for. She wanted a true hybrid degree that pushed Web, Video and Publishing as major parts of the photography degree. Quite by accident we stumbled upon King College in Bristol, TN. (http://king.edu) Great academic school (important to Mom!) and a stunning Photography degree (important to daughter). 4 year program…photography shooting classes EVERY semester. Lots of group and collaborative projects. Plenty of travel and internship possibilities. King College Photography is a private school, so the price is a bit higher, but so far it seems like well spent money.
We have found the entire admission and enrollment experience to be very pleasant and all faculty and representatives to be incredibly helpful. http://www.KingCollegePhoto.com is where we found the important base information. And even more can be found at http://photography.King.edu. Very impressed so far.
I am sure this kind of program is not right for everyone, but it sure feels right for us.

Sylwia Skowyra , Jun 28, 2010; 12:33 p.m.

hello, my name is sylwia. and im heading into my senior year of high school. i always come across this site when im researching photo schools, and i was just wondering what you all think about Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design?? that was mainly my first choice, because id like to be close to my family, (i live in Illinois). or do you all have any other suggestions for good school in the Midwest? and also, i am looking into european schools as well, i have citizenship in Poland, and i am not against moving to Europe to go to school there, in fact i kind of encourage it. i was looking in FAMU, but the fact that i do not speak Czech might screw me over. i would also like the schools to have good structured photo programs, and id rather not have to pay a giant bundle of money. the field im looking into is weddings/portraits and maybe some fashion. suggestions and opinions would be greatly appreciated!
xo, Sylwia.

Alexander Kozhin , Sep 25, 2010; 08:31 p.m.

I am looking for a school about fashion photography.

Does anybody know anything about Marangoni and IED in Italy?

Please share with me any information about fashion photography in Europe


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