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Best Photography Schools

I'm a junior in high school and I really want to become a photographer, but I don't know what colleges have the best photography programs. Help!

P.S. Somewhere in Michigan/Midwest would be nice...

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5/8/2005 9:02:16 AM

Maverick Creatives
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2004
  Hi Colleen:
I did a google search and found this site. It lists the photography learning institutions in your state. You will have to research them and decide for yourself which one would suit your budged and needs.


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5/8/2005 11:03:01 AM

Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Hi Coleen, it is not a "college", but if I were your age again and wanted to really learn photography from the basics on up and develop my career I would give careful consideration to the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula Montana. They have a 3-month summer intensive that is designed as a means to develop your abilities from beginner to starting level pro. I have heard many good things about the school and have long wanted to attend the summer intensive myself. The daughter of a friend attended the intensive 3 years ago (she had just graduated high school at the time) and is now working as an entry level pro for a well respected magazine in New York. Of-course, everything depends upon your own ultimate goal.

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5/8/2005 2:41:27 PM

Rachel Tabron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2003
  I also went to RMSP in 2002 and highly recommend it. VERY intense 3 months.

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5/9/2005 4:36:47 PM

Tim R. Plankenhorn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2004
  Hey Colleen,

Check out Brooks Institute of Photography in California. It is highly reguarded and has a lot to offer as far as programs go. It has anything from a two year associates, a 3 year bachelor, or even a masters. Anyway it's definitely worth checking out.


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5/30/2005 5:27:49 AM

Jeff Scheerer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2005
  You should really check out RIT or Rochester Institute of Photography it has one of the most comprehesive photography programs in the country not to mention the facilities are quite up to date with kodak located right down the way

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6/2/2005 11:09:18 PM

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