Photography students gain training within the Photography department. Their projects are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors.

The One-year Intensive Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The one year course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skill set and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).

The One-year Intensive Course (originally Academy Preparation Program - APP) at FAMU aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the artistic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level.

Course based on a mentor workshop (up to 6 students). In the workshop, students work under the one-on-one tutorship and develop their practical assignments.


  • Digital and film exercises
  • Studio and outdoor photography
  • Darkroom process as well as digital postproduction
  • Range of creative workshops to attend


All students will receive a transcript of completed courses in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). These credits are accepted by and transferable to universities, academies and advanced institutions of higher learning throughout the world.

All students who successfully fulfill the requirements of their study plan will receive a Certificate from FAMU.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 14, 2019
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