If this career path has ever crossed your mind, then this program just might be for you! New for Fall 2011, New York’s School of Visual Arts announces it latest graduate degree program in Fashion Photography. The program, which will be headed by SVA’s Stephen Frailey and Art + Commerce founder Jimmy Moffat, is the first of its kind and will draw faculty and guest lecturer’s from the industry’s most esteemed mastheads. If the names Nick Knight (who shot the McQueen layout above), Ryan McGinley, Tim Walker, and Fabien Baron ring any bells, then you know this will be a team of creative visionaries, let alone professors.

The one-year degree program will be ideal for working professionals who have already completed undergraduate studies. Two classes will be offered in the evenings and on Saturdays, and will run the full academic year (30 weeks). There will be a critique class and “Symposium,” each respectively taught by former faculty from W and V magazines—major.

“Historically, if someone graduates with a BFA in Photography, they would generally spend a couple of years in the so-called real world and develop a body of work and navigate through the art world. Quite possibly, they would then go into an MFA program as a way to enhance that body of work and evolve themselves in a critical community. But that opportunity has been exempt from fashion photographers, so I’d like to make that viable to them. [But] there are also people who do not have a BFA in photography, but who have been working as assistants or in some capacity in the fashion business, and are interested in developing a body of work.” – Stephen Frailey

For more information, please visit www.schoolofvisualarts.edu

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