10 month intensive programs

Discussion in 'Education' started by rebecca_havekost, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Hi everyone!

    Like many of us, I've been interested in converting my passion into
    a career and was very excited to see several 10 month intensive
    programs available. Can anyone that's been thru one, knows someone
    in/registered to start one, or has done some research give me some
    recommendations? Location isn't a factor, so anywhere in the states
    or English speaking world would be great. I'm interested in finding
    quality programs worth the money and that are going to lead to a
    successful career, but I want to hear from you, not just the slick
    websites/catalogs. I've found Hallmark and ICP, but there have to be
    more. Feedback on those two and any others would be greatly


  2. What do you want to learn? What are your expectations? Why only 10
  3. I have this to say: HALLMARK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, hands down!
    (Turners Falls, MA)
  4. Kind of strange that this last contributor actually registered on the same day as he wrote his answer... A Hallmark sales rep ;-) ??
  5. i have not gone through the program but i an looking at the New York Institute of Photography program. It is done through the mail. I have not gotten ant feedback on that sort of thing yet either, so i have the same question abotu them.
    i think it sounds like a killer program, considering i do not have to move anywhere.

    any one gone through that one?

    this is a great thread because i am in the same boat as Rebecca, however I am not very willing to move considering i own and my wife loves her job.
  6. Insofar as NYIP, I can tell you that you should ask them to send you free information; you will get a $150 discount if you pay upfront. But, don't bite! Wait about two months and they'll send you yet another $50 discount if you pay upfront. I've read in different threads that this is indeed a very good and reputable school, especially for those who prefer to do correspondance-type schooling. You won't get the same kind of feedback that you'd get by being in a classroom (we often learn from other people's quiries) and you won't have the same classroom camaraderie but you will be able to take up to 3 years if you are always on the "go" and busy with your everyday responsibilities. You'd have to weigh your own personal learning style; are you really the kind of person who doesn't need a teacher hovering over you to get your work done?

    I've only heard good things about this school. Others may have a differing opinion but I suggest that you get their free literature via their site (www.nyip.com) and see how you personally feel about it.

    Whatever your decision, good luck.
  7. I've been to Hallmark, and I would definately look around! There are definately better choices out there.
  8. Hey,
    There are a couple threads on this forum discussing Hallmark currently. I am hoping to attend there this fall. There's quite a bit of information on them in the other threads titled: "Anyone know about Hallmark Institute of Photography" and "the hallmark institute of photography"

    I have gathered a lot of information on HIP, and if you'd like to know more, drop me an email and I'll see what I can do.

    Julie, please do tell why you say there are better choices out there. With all my research and talking to a very friendly lady in admissions, it seems like a wonderful school. What weren't you happy with?

    - Jules
  9. hey this is audra. . .im thinking about going to hallmark....JULIE, im with jules on this
    question, why werent you happy with Hallmark????

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