Program Information

Future Imagemakers students work in the digital labs at Photography and Imaging. Digital cameras and all supplies are provided. Weekly assignments encourage the high school students to photograph their families, friends, and communities to create photographic essays exploring their day-to-day lives, dreams, concerns, and social-political challenges.

What is a Future Imagemaker?

A Future Imagemaker is someone who makes images, and creates visual content for paper or screen-based media in a variety of context, including art, journalism, documentary, fashion or other.  The field of photography and imaging has expanded as our visual world has expanded. If you find yourself drawn to capturing people, scenes, events, and other visual aspects of life through the lens, you may be a Future Imagemaker.

Who should apply for this program? 

Students who are in their freshman, sophomore or junior years of high school who imagine that they will be a Future Imagemaker should apply. Because the program involves travel to Greenwich Village, students of the Saturday program will most likely live in cities and towns within 2 hours of New York, while students of the weekday program will most likely live within the 5 boroughs or a 30-minute commuting distance.

What is the schedule for the 2017 program?

The program runs on 12 Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm, February – May. Perfect attendance and punctuality are required. Applications for Spring 2017 will be due in Fall 2016. Email futureimagemakers@nyu.edu to be added to our mailing list.

What are the costs of the program?

Future Imagemakers is tuition-free. Equipment is provided. Students will need to arrange their own transportation to and from class meetings and workshops, as well as any lunch or afternoon snack s/he may eat.

Is there a pre-requisite for the program?

Aside from a deep curiosity in all things photography and imaging, there is no pre-requisite.  Note to the applicant: good academic standing in school is seen as a mark of your dedication to education in general and your application responses will help us get to know you.

Future Imagemakers is part of Tisch School of the Arts’ of  Future Artist Program.

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