sorry I took a bit to respond to this. I love the photo program here at parsons so so much! it’s very challenging and demands a lot of work, but the faculty and classes are amazing. in general, professors are also pretty flexible with the parameters of your work, I know a lot of students working in different mediums (sculpture, illustration, video, etc) who are still photo students. I feel like I have a family within the community there. I work my ass off, am stressed a lot, spend most of my money on photo supplies, but it’s totally worth it.
(that being said the program has changed a bit since I was a freshmen but I know the core is pretty much the same)