ICP’s One-Year Certificate Programs provide advanced students with an intensive year-long course of study to strengthen personal vision, refine skills and techniques, and explore the many disciplines informing media and art today.


The Creative Practices Program embraces a diverse range of photographic approaches for innovative expression in an atmosphere of cooperative learning. Students are not only encouraged to explore and define their own goals, but also challenged to situate their work within the broader context of the cultural, artistic, sociopolitical, and psychological use of images.

Qualifications & Requirements

Students may apply for one of two programs: Creative Practices or Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism. Both programs are available on-site at ICP’s school in the Lower East Side or online, from anywhere in the world. Applications for on-site students are due by July 31st; applications for online students are due by August 15th.

How to Apply


In-Person classes deadline 7/31

Online classes deadline 8/15


Deadline: 16/08/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Eastern)

Call for Artists, Opportunities
Apply until 30/09/2021

Opportunities, Prizes and Awards
Apply until 20/09/2021

Competition, Opportunities
Apply until 30/09/2021