We maintain state-of-the-art labs, which integrate video, photography, and multimedia in a readily available and accessible way. We have no hesitancy about these post-revolutionary times, and feel the current technology has only added to the possibilities of our creativity. The students of MFA Photography, Video & Related Media are given not only the tools and the skills necessary to negotiate the new patterns of creativity and communication, but also the inspiration and the discipline to create meaningfully.

Studio and labs are available for student use 24 hours a day.

Computer Labs

  • 24 Mac Pros with latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro
  • 2 Imacon hi-res film scanners
  • 2 Epson 10000XL large bed scanners
  • 3 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printers
  • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer
  • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer
  • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer
  • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer
  • GTI Vertical Print Inspector


    Video Lab

  • 7 dual-monitor Mac Pro editing stations with latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro
  • 3 private editing booths


    Shooting Studio

  • Phase One 645 medium format camera
  • Phase One P40+ digital back
  • Schneider 80mm lens and 120mm macro lens
  • Seamless backdrops
  • Beauty dish
  • C-stands, sandbags
  • Soft boxes, gobos, ladders
  • Overhead projector + Mac desktop
  • 4 storage closets for student checkout
  • 2 lighting equipment closets

    Equipment Cage

    Spring 2015 Hours:
    Monday: 10am – 5pm
    Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
    Thursday: 10am – 2:30pm
    Friday: 10am – 6pm

    Equipment available for checkout includes:

  • Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III
  • Red Scarlet-X Camera
  • Black Magic Cinema Camera
  • Sony EX-1 + FS700RH
  • Mamiya 7II + RZ67
  • Toyo + Sinar 4×5 cameras
  • Marantz solid state recorders
  • Sennheiser shotgun + lavalier microphones
  • Pocket Wizard remote triggers
  • Wacom tablets
  • Macbook Pro computers
  • Epson, Optoma and Ben-Q Projectors


    Department Technical Requirements:

    All incoming students are required to own a laptop with the following minimum specifications:

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • The latest Mac Operating System (currently v10.9 or v10.10)
  • At least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • A 256 GB hard drive, 7200 RPM or faster (flash storage recommended)
  • At least 10 GB of available hard-disk space for installation and to preview/work on files
  • An Adobe-certified GPU card with at least 1 GB of VRAM
  • A 1280×800 display (2880×1800 recommended)
  • Must be able to connect to the Internet

    Students are also required to purchase the following:

  • A portable external hard drive with storage of at least 1 TB
  • A yearly subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite

    The MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department is a Macintosh-based studio program and cannot support PC platforms.


    Visible Futures Lab

    The Visible Futures Lab, located on the 7th floor of 132 W. 21st Street, is a creative lab and workshop open to all graduate students upon request. VFL facilities include 3-D printers, digital embroidery machines, laser cutters, workshop tools, and more. Please see details and the request form here: About the Visible Futures Lab.

    All of our classrooms are networked and equipped with computers, projectors, and LCD flatscreens.