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.


  • 16 Mac Pros with latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro as well as additional editing and programming applications Eizo monitors attached to all Mac Pro editing stations.

  • 1 Wacom Cintiq Pro 24" display

  • 2 private editing booths

  • 3 Hasselblad X1 Scanners

  • 2 Epson 10000XL Flatbed Scanners

  • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 11880 64" printer

  • 1 Epson SureColor 9000 44" printer

  • 2 Epson SureColor 7000 24" printers

  • 3 Epson SureColor P800 17" printers

  • 3 GTI Vertical Print Inspectors


    Classrooms are equipped with Apple iMac's and a versatile Extron system for showing and experiencing work and materials through projectors, monitors, and speakers.

    Lecture Space/Screening Room/Classroom 120

    Our newly renovated multi-functional space is capable of seating up to 120 people outfitted with a Christie D13HD laser projector (13.5' image) and boomin' Danley speakers.

    Studio Spaces

    We have 3 available studio spaces on site for students to reserve for large scale projects, as well as a large shared Studio Space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which is awarded to 8 students who follow the application guidlines and maintain excellent academic standing.

    Shooting Studio

  • 12' Seamless system for backdrops and chroma screen

  • Dell 4K monitor connected to a Mac Pro for viewing imagery when tethered

  • 2 Arri L7-C LED Fresnel lights

  • Foba stand with Manfrotto and FLM heads

  • Canon 5DSR with multiple lenses

  • Phase One 645 medium format camera with P40+ digital back and Schneider lenses

  • Fully stocked lighting closet with Profoto strobes, packs, accessories

  • Fully stocked grip cabinet with C-stands, pic stands, sandbags, arms and knuckles, etc...

  • Complete control of environmental lighting with blackout curtains

  • Storage closet for student use

    Department Technical Requirements

    Laptops must have the following minimum specifications:

  • multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

  • the latest Mac Operating System (currently v.10.13)

  • at least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

  • 256 GB hard drive, 7200 RPM or faster (flash storage 

  • at least 10 GB of available hard-disk space for installation 
and to preview/work on files

  • Adobe-certified GPU card with at least 1 GB of VRAM

  • 1280×800 display (2880×1800 recommended)

  • must be able to connect to the Internet

    Students are also required to purchase the following:

  • portable external hard drive with storage of at least 1 TB

  • yearly subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud software 

  • students must provide SD or CompactFlash card(s) for most cameras checked out from the department cage (minimum 16GB, 60MB/s recommended)

    Equipment Cage

    Equipment available for checkout includes:

  • Canon 5DSR, Mark III and Mark IV's

  • Fixed prime and zoom Canon L-series lenses

  • Canon C-200 EF Cinema Camera kits

  • Canon and Zeiss Cine lenses

  • Red Scarlet-X camera kit

  • Black Magic 4K Camera kits

  • GoPro Hero camera

  • Sony Alpha a7R mirrorless camera kits

  • Fujifilm GFX 50s medium format mirrorless camera kit

  • Mamiya 7II and RZ67 camera kits

  • Toyo and Sinar 4x5 cameras with multiple lenses

  • Zoom H6 and H4 recorders

  • Sennheiser shotgun and lavalier mics

  • Profoto A1, B1, and Acute lighting kits

  • A large variety of light modifiers and lighting accessories

  • Arri Locaster LED kits, Kino Flo kits, Arri Omni Softbank kits, and Dedo kits

  • Manfrotto and Sachtler tripods (ballhead, and pan/tilt)

  • Samsung LED LFD TV's with integrated media players

  • Mitsubishi, Epson, and BenQ short throw HD projectors

  • Matrox TripleHead2Go external multi-display adapters

  • Videotel vp71 media players

  • Oculus Rift Development kit

  • Wacom tablets

  • Macbook Pro Laptops

    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.