New York Institute of Photography


The New York Institute of Photography is one of the largest and longest-running photography schools in the world. Our affordable online photography courses make learning photography fun and easy for students everywhere. Our mission is to help aspiring photographers reach their goals, whatever that may be, through access to world-class photography training designed to fit any budget.

NYIP’s mission is to empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant education.

The New York Institute of Photography seeks to provide the highest level of distance education training in the art, technique, and business of photography using multi-media training materials developed by our staff and faculty while providing a high level of service and support to every student.

We strive to be the leading non-traditional academic institution educating people motivated to improve their lives and photography. We empower students to achieve their self-improvement goals through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant programs of study. We seek to support different learning styles through a variety of professional multimedia materials and a student advisor program. With low-cost tuition, flexible payment plans, and a “no-risk” refund policy, it is the NYIP’s goal to offer the highest level of training in each program to learners worldwide.

Our goal of "Success for Every Student" is also made possible with our well-developed, time-tested multimedia approach to education. Unlike traditional classroom models, the asynchronous distance education courses provide scheduling flexibility that allows students to engage at their own individual pace.

We seek to provide training that allows all students who enroll in an NYIP program to improve their skills and to take better photographs. We recognize that different students enroll with varying levels of experience and creative talent, and we design our instructional materials to take that into account.

We measure our success based on several factors: student completion rates, feedback solicited from our students, our graduates, our teachers, and our student advisors, as well as regular surveys that are deployed to these groups.

Each student brings experience and talent to their program of study and our principal objective is to help that student develop his/her photographic talents to the highest possible level. While students complete multiple choice comprehensive exams, assessment of photographs submitted by the student in each course’s project assignments is the key way that we determine a student’s progress. In order to measure the student’s progress, each student is assigned to one professional photographer who will provide all the evaluations for the student allowing the teacher to develop a sense of the individual student’s progress.

NYIP also provides all students with the support needed to complete their program in photography. This is achieved by having student advisors who are available to students for any type of question relating to their studies or to any aspect of photography. Our advisors are all professional photographers and their feedback regarding student comments and concerns allows us to continually reevaluate our program.

NYIP also seeks to make photography more fun for all photographers. We provide free "how-to" content to all people interested in photography via our Website.


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