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Reviews 31 total reviews with an average rating of 4.5

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3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Class is 8-5 Monday through Friday so you either have to schedule around that or be absent and fill out the credit make up forms.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school immerses you in photography every day and expects you to treat it as a job, not as school and be professional.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the school, the accelerated pace is great.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Every photographer I have talked to values a degree from my school. I was told by my high school photography teacher it was one of the best schools in the country, and everyone I have talked to about interning with had definitely reinforced that. We get quite a few job postings the school lists for students to take and we are required to assist 2 professionals before we graduate.

3 College Senior

Student Body: Student is extremely diverse in both age and ethnicity. We have a few student from different countries right now. We also get a lot of students straight out of high school (like me) and some who are middle aged. As a student who started in January after finishing high school early in december, its been harder to be accepted by the classmates closer to my age and I have had my doubts about whether I should have waited to start with the bigger class.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Our financial aid is amazing, and very willing to work with us.

3 College Senior

Career Services: Most grads are placed within a year after graduating. The alumni have a website where they can network, and one of the administrators helps students look for work right before and after they graduate.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: All of our instructors specialize in their area of photography, the school was built for photographers and we have guest speakers come in to talk about not just the photography part of making a picture but also the hair and the make up and whatever else we need to know.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: We are a technical school for students going into photography. I love that we are not really treated as students, but school is kind of treated like a job to help ready us for having a daily job after graduation. Our photography equipment is provided for the length of the program. We get to work with not just a DSLR, but also a Mamiya 645 and 4x5s with digital backs. It's a very small school, with not much to do on campus but there is certainly plenty to do out in the surrounding communities.

4 College Senior

Career Services: I haven't finished the program at this time but am excited about the opportunities the school will help me find

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have not yet completed the program but I here the alumni network is great. Those who have finished the program are very proud to be graduates of Hallmark

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4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The campus is extremely pleasing to the eye but the most awesome part of the campus is the amazing equipment / computers we have access to. The school truly provides all we need to complete the program. It's a small campus in a fairly rural area but the surrounding towns / larger colleges offer all that one might want for a "college experience". Personally I love that our campus is focused on education. We're immersed in photography (that's why we are here and not at a state college) and I love that there aren't distractions that a large campus would have. Those distractions are a short drive to the neighboring community if desired but our little area is peaceful and beautiful

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5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Great. Have no complaints

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4 College Senior

Student Body: The student body is very diverse, which I love. We have a some students straight from high school but most are already photographers that want a better education. Many have art degrees but found that their four year college didn't teach them the needed techniques/skills the field of Photography requires. There a many international students, various age ranges, many adult students looking for a career change.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I had actually been accepted into the program years ago but the timing was not right for me and I was financially unable to go at that time. I am THRILLED that I am now a student of Hallmark Institute of Photography. I am very proud to be connected to the school. It's a lot of $ but so worth the amazing education. YES, I would do it over again.

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5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The admissions staff is very upfront at the beginning phases of even applying to the school. This is not a part-time education. It is intense. Some people do not complete the program. Budgeting for the school includes EVERYTHING you'll need to make it though the program without working as you will need to be focused on the program. It's only 10 months and it moves fast. You have to keep up and be really invested. Personally I LOVE it. It's the first time in my life where I've been able to set other things aside and focus on me, my education and my career plans.

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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The facilities and faculty are AMAZING. The computer labs, the equipment… everything is top of the line.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I love that it's a complete immersion program. I will live, breath, and possibly want to die at various times, PHOTOGRAPHY! My world will be very focused on my field of study. I love that I don't have to take a lot of filler credits that have no bearing on what my degree/certificate is. I also LOVE that such a large portion of the program focuses on business. I can learn to be an amazing photographer but if I don't understand business/marketing I won't be very successful...

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: In most things, you get what you pay for. Hallmark has very high tuition for a 10 month certificate HOWEVER, the education that you get here is sooo much greater than what you'd pay at a 4 year college. The school is a specialty school and the complete immersion into the world of photography will be so much more rewarding than wasting time and money getting an art degree… I truly believe it's worth the higher tuition for the quality of education they offer. I do wish there was more aid available though. It has been a struggle finding funding outside of high interest loans :(

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5 College Senior

Campus Resources: The computer network is always up and running perfectly. Ive never had a problem with any of the computers. The school is Mac-based and has Mac labs with outstanding cleanliness and order in them.

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4 College Senior

Campus Resources: My school runs on a mock salary so for every assignment we finish and turn in on time, we earn a fake amount of money for it. This is to show how much we could be making in the real world after we graduate.

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5 College Senior

Student Body: My school is very diverse. We have people in our class from all over the world.

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4 College Senior

Campus Resources: There are not many athletic centers but there are plenty activities in the area. We are a smaller shcool and they make sure we are focused on photography and business.

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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Academics Are Outstanding – The academics at Hallmark are outstanding as they stay current with the photography community and industry and teach student everything they will need to be successful upon graduation.

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5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Newtwork Is Outstanding – All the campus resources are top of the line and industry standard and in outstanding condition.

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Administrative Office Building Administrative Office Building Home to the first 20 classes to graduate the Hallmark program, the 11,000-square-foot Administrative Office Building has evolved over the past 16 years into a versatile support center for students. Housed here are the Office of the President, Admissions, and Financial Aid Offices.

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