September 23 - December 2, 2017
No class November 25, 2017 in observation of Thanksgiving

SVA Photography and Video
214 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010



Fall semester classes are held on Saturdays in three-hour sessions over 10 weeks. 

Fall 2017 courses are scheduled to begin Saturday, September 23 and conclude Saturday, December 2. Courses are not scheduled November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Studio Photography

  • Description: This is an advanced course designed for students who have prior photography experience. Students will learn continuous and non-continuous lighting techniques and build a body of work in the genre of their choice (portrait, fashion, still life, fine art). Students will have the opportunity to shoot on location and work with models. The emphasis in this course is on creative expression and developing a unique body of work that reflects the student's personal vision. Students must provide their own DSLR with manual settings. Enrollment for this class is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Credits: 1.00

Darkroom Photography

  • Description: This course will cover the creative and technical aspects of analogue black and white photography. Students will shoot on location in the city, as well as independently outside of class. The majority of class time will be spent learning film developing and printing techniques in the darkroom. Demonstrations will include: film loading, metering, and exposure methods with a manual film camera; chemical handling and use; developing techniques; contact printing, printing, and dodging and burning. There will be regular in-class critiques, and students will complete the course with a portfolio of their work. Students must provide their own 35mm film camera with a manual setting and Ilford RC 8x10 printing paper. Credits: 1.00

 Digital Photography

  • Description: This course focuses on the creative and technical fundamentals of digital photography. Students will photograph using a digital SLR and will cover topics including f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO, as well as information about lenses, file formats, and white balance. We will use Adobe Lightroom to create a file management system and import, develop, and export and print images. There will be regular class critiques, as well as discussions about significant art and photographs. There will be one field trip to a gallery and two to three outings to photograph. Students will complete the course with a portfolio of their work. Credits: 1.00

Experimental Video

  • Description: This course will explore the technical and conceptual possibilities of the moving image. Students will learn pre-production, production, and post-production techniques and focus on articulating their interests in a narrative form. Students will complete the course with two final videos.