Immerse yourself in an intense, one-year program of study. Designed for the student passionate about learning photography, the One-Year Professional Program offers an ideal environment for students looking to prepare for college admittance, change career paths, network with fellow photographers, learn from working professionals, or simply refine their photographic skill set. Over the course of one year, students choosing to enroll in the program will receive unlimited access* to LACP classes, workshops, exhibits and events. Students will have the flexibility to design his or her curriculum as they please. After completing their one year intensive study of photography, students will receive a certificate issued by the Los Angeles Center of Photography.
One-Year Professional Program students will receive priority enrollment in all classes and workshops, receive automatic Membership status (Bronze level) and have access to the center’s digital lab. In addition, students will be permitted and encouraged to show their work via the online gallery section of LACP’s website.
Upon completing the program, all students will be entitled to a group exhibition at LACP.**
Admittance into the One-Year Professional Program is by application only. To request an application, please fill out and submit the form below. A limited number of students will be accepted into the program each year.
Now accepting applications for 2017.
Important Note: Projected tuition outside of the One-Year Professional Program (taking classes a-la-carte) is approximately $16,500 with a limit of four “Special Guest” workshops. This translates into approximately a $9,500 savings.
Rules and Policies:
On occasion a particular class or workshop may cancel due to low student enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. In the event of such an occurrence, the Los Angeles Center of Photography possesses the right in making scheduling decisions. Should the decision be made to cancel a class or workshop, the Los Angeles Center of Photography will not be held liable for any credit or money owed. Students choosing to enroll in the program recognize and acknowledge the risk that a certain class or workshop may cancel without the possibility of the course being offered again.
* Does not include Travel Workshops. Limit of four “Special Guest” workshops. Subsequent “Special Guest” workshops can be purchased for 50% off the tuition.
** Group exhibitions will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Exhibitions will run for at least two weeks. Students will be responsible for paying expenses associated with producing their artwork, including printing and framing. All opening night reception expenses, such as food, beverage, and security expenses will be paid by the Los Angeles Center of Photography.
***50% of the tuition is due at the time of acceptance and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The applicable fee covers all tuition except added course fees such as model fees, equipment fees, location permit fees, or any other associated fee listed along with the applicable workshop fee.
The Los Angeles Center of Photography reserves the right to make changes to any of the above policies without notice.
To receive an application or for additional information please complete the form below and an administrator will contact you.