ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The MPS Graduate Fashion Photography department is an intensive one-year degree program offering practicing photographers the opportunity to advance their bodies of work under the guidance of photographers, editors, creative directors and digital retouchers working at the forefront of fashion today, and in partnership with the CFDA ‘Incubators’ program. Bridging the gap between “high” and “low” culture, commercial and fine art photography, still and moving images, the program is dedicated to exploiting the full potential of fashion photography as a platform for invention, creativity and subversion.
HOW TO APPLY
Twenty images must be submitted on a CD or DVD for the Macintosh platform.
Format images as follows:
• 8-bit, RGB
• Adobe RGB
• 3000 pixels on the longest dimension 150 DPI
• Saved as .jpg file
• Name files as: lastname firstname imagenumber (0-20).jpg (Ex. Smith Jane 04.jpg)
• Text file including: Full name, contact information, website
• Image information for each piece: title, year, medium.
Applicants are required to submit a succinct essay on their work and its defining characteristics and relevance (500 words) that includes an analysis of the current status of fashion photography and how their work relates to or refutes it.
Personal interviews may be scheduled only on a case-by-case basis. Departments will contact applicants to schedule in-person or phone interviews.The MPS Fashion Photography program will be housed in a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan. The department will have a shooting studio outfitted with a range of professional lighting and camera equipment. Students will have access to a 20-workstation comprehensive digital lab, which will feature top of the line equipment allowing them to produce quality prints, and a magnetic viewing wall in order to view and critique the work; WiFi will also be available throughout the floor. Its location is adjacent to industry studios and convenient to major museums and photography galleries.
$4,000 per semester
It is recommended that students enrolled in the MPS Fashion Photography program own their own Macintosh computer with the following software programs: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Illustrator. Students must also have an external hard drive no smaller than 250 GB.