September 1, 2022

One-Year Certificate in Documentary Practice: Visual Storytelling Online

International Center of Photography

Photo: Fabeha Monir.

Photo: Rasha Al Jundi.

Introducing ICP's One-Year Certificate program in Documentary Practice: Visual Storytelling Online—a virtual and immersive year of study, completed entirely online.

This twelve-month re-imagined online program allows students the opportunity to learn at ICP from wherever they are around the globe. Tailored specifically to the online environment, this rigorous program will offer a combination of two semesters of classes and one semester of independent fieldwork.

Students will be encouraged to think both locally and globally about the stories they are creating. The student-centered curriculum emphasizes class discussions and critiques in a supportive learning atmosphere. By exploring the history of visual storytelling, developing new and challenging technical skills in still photography and multimedia, students will learn strategies for publication, and create long-term documentary projects that examine the human experience.

In the program, students will work with and be mentored by ICP’s faculty, which includes some of the foremost practitioners in the field today. Guided by this group of world-renowned photographers and editors, students will develop their own unique visual voice, all within a community of other documentarians.

The program runs on a calendar-year cycle, beginning January 27 and concluding in December.

Applications are now open for ICP's One-Year Certificate in Documentary Practice: Visual Storytelling Online. Scholarships and fellowships are available for a select number of applicants. The priority deadline to apply is November 1. Find more information by visiting ICP's website or by emailing admissions [​at​]

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