Master's in Photography in Europe

Best Master's Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017


A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Photography is the art of creating images using a camera. Students might work with digital equipment or traditional film and learn about lighting, shutter settings, color, and principles of composition.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

Master's Program in Photography in Europe

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Online Masters Degree in Photography

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Part time January 2017 United Kingdom Cornwall

Study with talented practitioners in photography on an international scale Be part of a global community of like-minded professionals [+]

Top Masters Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017. Course overview This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium, and succeed within the increasingly complex and competitive creative industries. Throughout the course you will realise the potential of your own ideas and practice by locating your individual specialism within the creative industries, enabling you to succeed and make significant contributions within a range of professional contexts. This course brings together talented practitioners on an international scale with the ambition to succeed, innovate and lead, allowing for the dynamic cross pollination of approaches in photography and exploration of critical perspectives. On successful completion of this course, in addition to having an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, you will have an individual, or group of, sophisticated projects of a publishable standard that you will be able to use as the foundation to take you to the next stage in your career and sustain your practice beyond. Level: 7 Duration: 2 years Mode of study: Flexible learning Who is this course for? The aim of this course is to enhance the creative, critical and professional skills of practitioners who are at an early stage in their careers, as well as to give those who have already established themselves within the professional arena an opportunity to interrogate their practice and deepen the quality and sophistication of their creative output. It is designed to accommodate a broad range of practitioners, from those who use photography to question the world around them to those whose practice interrogates the medium itself. Typical applicants may be working as photojournalists, critics in photography, curators, freelancers, or business or studio owners. Course content You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). Positions and practice 30 credits Informing contexts 30 credits Surfaces and strategies 30 credits Sustainable prospects 30 credits Final major project 60 credits Assessments Coursework assessment with no formal examinations Projects, individual reports and live online presentations How you study You may choose to: Study entirely online without attending any face-to-face workshops Study online and attend optional residential workshops, held biannually at various locations such as the UK, USA, Asia or the Middle East. A typical workshop will start on Friday and end on Monday. Workshops are organised to coincide with major festivals and events. Falmouth will aim to provide information regarding these residential opportunities around 4 months in advance so that you have plenty of time to arrange attendance. Attendance is strongly encouraged although not compulsory. Learning activities There will be guided learning activities consisting of: Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts Small group and class discussions and crits to facilitate interaction and dialogue Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors Individual and group tutorials throughout the course Independent study Self-evaluation and peer feedback Financing your studies You can take advantage of: Falmouth Flexible Scholarship: Maximum £3,300 per eligible student Alumni discount (15% to Falmouth alumni) Please check application deadlines for scholarships. For more information about these scholarships and other financial assistance, please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713 How to apply For full details of how to apply please visit our website Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language Submit a description of your experience, motivations for studying the course, how you believe it will develop your career and aspirations Submit a project proposal which will outline the areas of interest and research objectives that you intend to explore and pursue during the course. All applications are considered on an individual basis. Invitations for online interviews may be made on an evaluation of your application. Late applications may be considered if places are available. Please contact us for FREE advice. Call 0800 5999123 or +44 (0)1223 447713 [-]

Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. [+]

The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design ,integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Coursework is enriched by guided visits to research centers and performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. Workshops simulating real assignments in real technologically-equipped studios are conducted in collaboration with a network of partner companies and institutions and focus on various project areas from photography exhibitions to magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. The second part of the program is dedicated to a period of internship at selected companies or institutions such as publishing companies, editorial offices, photo agencies, photo archives, museums, galleries, or photo studios that could help facilitate their entry into the job market. The combination of all these different aspects and approaches represent the tools through which this program prepares groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of photography, arts, and national and international communication. During the one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, students have the opportunity to: Acquire a solid base of historical and cultural knowledge Develop the technical and practical skills necessary for success in national and international markets Learn a number of professional methods and presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment PROGRAM CURRICULUM: Project and Set Design (Exhibition), Photography (Magazine), Photo Editing, History of Photography, Theory of Image, Photography System, Computer Graphics, Photography Technics, Visual Studies The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Maste Degree (60CF) Career The one-year MA in Photography and Visual Design equips students with the necessary fundamentals to continue their studies or to enter the world of professional design and creative industries. This program is focused on training a wide variety of professionals who are involved in the production, management, and distribution of photographic images for both commercial objectives and artistic goals: Photographers in a variety of fields, including advertising, fashion, architecture, and the arts, curators and cultural operators, events managers for photographic exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and other cultural venues, Photo editors and image consultants for companies and publishing houses, Photo research specialists and archivists for image banks and stock photography agencies, Managers for cultural industries who are involved in the production and management of photographic materials Support The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2012 graduates. Internship & Placement NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Form Content Londra, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Sotheby's Italia, Skira Editore, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni, Careof Organization for Contemporary Art,Open Care [-]

European Master of Professional Photography 2 year program

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The European Master of Professional Photography is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on the business management of the profession. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017. This program certified by EABHES – lasting for 26 months in total – comprises three phases: The Professional Photography in two-year Program, from September to May (semester 1 and 2) then from September to May (semester 3 and 4). The Expert Modules, from the end of May to the end of July (cf. below). The planning and elaboration of the Master project, which needs to be submitted to a jury twice: an oral defense of the pre-project allows the students to validate their professional projects’ feasibility and coherence; the final jury’s comments assess the projects’ future implementation. So as to obtain the credits necessary to validate the European Master, students need to have a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS, in any subject, not necessarily photography) and need to pass a foreign language test at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. As for the language tests accepted: TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams for non-native English speakers; for English natives any official language diploma at B2 level in a European language that is not their mother tongue. What are the Expert Modules? The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication, advanced studio photography and photo reportage, combining theory and practice. For 8 weeks in total, participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise. Students can enroll immediately after completing the The Professional Photography in two-year Program, or return to Speos to complement their training in the following year(s). They can enroll for 1 or 2 modules, supervised by professionals within the field of photography. In July, the students equally participate for several days at the Rencontres d’Arles — a major international photography event, during which they visit exhibitions, present their portfolios and start networking. Expert Module: The Photo Business Expert Module: Advanced Studio Photography Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage [-]

Master de especialización en Dirección de Fotografía para Cine

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Spain Barcelona

Enseñamos cine y ponemos la tecnología a su servicio sin perder su esencia más pura: EL ARTE DE CONTAR HISTORIAS. [+]

Inicio el 3 de Octubre 2016 ¡Incluye portatil de última generación! Prácticas: Fotografías en 35 mm con luz natural Con cámara HD Sony EX1 XDCam Con cámara Canon EOS 5D III Mark Con cámara RED ONE Dirección de Fotografía y Operador de cámara en cortometrajes de alumnos de Dirección Cinematográfica Te ofrecemos un curso único en Barcelona, en el que realizarás una práctica propia en cada uno de los distintos formatos de cine digital en alta definición: HD-XdCam, Red One, Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Si buscas una formación completa práctica y teórica en el mundo de la Dirección de Fotografía, este curso te dotará de las herramientas técnicas y narrativas necesarias para llegar a ser un gran Director/a de Fotografía. Dirigido a personas sin experiencia, técnicos que quieran mejorar en su dominio de la imagen y ampliar conocimientos, y realizadores que deseen comprender y asimilar la técnica. [-]

Fashion Photography & Film

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Milan

Emphasize the soul or personality of a brand is an extremely sensitive task, a work assigned to the fashion photographer: the strength of a brand’s promotional message is literally in his hands. Fashion photographers [+]

Top Masters Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017. The Course The master’s in fashion photography is designed to convey a wealth of advanced knowledge, while developing a wide range of skills within fashion styling and photography. Through the use of existing and emerging technologies on the contemporary scene, students learn to conduct research independently, guided by a high level of awareness of their abilities. The course is intended to fulfill the changing needs of international fashion and luxury. To become a fashion photographer is to embark on a successful career in one of the many Italian publishing and advertising companies. These professionals work both in the studio or on location for the production of photographs that illustrate and advertise fashion garments, accessories and lifestyle. Their work is a reflection of influences arising from the cinema, from fine art and semiotics, with an eye for brand image. The strength of any advertising campaign is literally in the hands of the fashion photographer. The fashion photographer is a professional figure that can express his or her own talent in an agency, or as an independent freelancer. The two macro areas of application are fashion and advertising: from outdoor photographing, to still-life or photo reporting. This professional figure can also work at special events, in graphic design and in page-layout for editorial. Special technical abilities are also necessary where the professional chooses to become involved in the field of digital media. Learning Outcomes analyse and describe fashion photographs and their cultural context; manage materials, techniques and processes associated with photography; manage a photographic environment and choice of location; understand key concepts and theories in the discipline; develop individual critical thinking predict the development of the discipline; recognise themselves as photographers in fashion, also able to work in the context of art and design relative to their fields; give an individual interpretation of art and design through observation, analyses, reflection and development of a concept; apply methods of work and thought, encompassing the research, production and reflection in a framework of aesthetic, artistic, social and ethical issues, within a culture of change; Course Themes history of fashion photography theory and techniques of photography sociology and the image in fashion photographic study 1 photographic study 2 research methods [-]

Master in Moving Image and Sound

Norwich University of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The media industries are driven by high energy creative thinking and the potential of evolving technologies. The course is responsive to these industry expectations and will equip students with the [+]

MA Moving Image and Sound

The media industries are driven by high energy creative thinking and the potential of evolving technologies. The course is responsive to these industry expectations and will equip students with the professional, practical and conceptual skills to engage in a range of employment possibilities.

MA Moving Image and Sound is delivered through an experienced academic and technical staff team to support those looking to expand their professional skills and technical abilities, as well as gaining confidence in contributing to current practice through innovation in concept and approach. Depending on your chosen specialism the course will support you in engaging with audio-visual production, motion graphics, sound, traditional and CGI 2D and 3D animation, character and asset development for games, scripting and narrative, and skills in pre- and post-production work.... [-]

Master in Photography

ERAM Crossmedia College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The advent of photography and digital retouching has encouraged a revival along with an increased interest and demand for people with skills in the field of photography [+]

Master in Photography

The advent of photography and digital retouching has encouraged a revival along with an increased interest and demand for people with skills in the field of photography.

Every day more people have professional cameras and want to know how to get the most of them, in both creative and technical aspects.

Professionals with their own equipment are needed, and they have to take care of the concept, the photographic production and the digital retouching, to be able to work as freelancers or linked to media and communication agencies.

Requirements relating to the qualification... [-]

Master - Advertising Photography And Fashion

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The advertising and fashion are not just business, but are social phenomena that manifest themselves through the image, so the photographer relevance in these areas is paramount and few photographic disciplines have so much creative influence and weight in film, art and culture in general, as advertising photography or on fashion, while feed them all. [+]

The advertising and fashion are not just business, but are social phenomena that manifest themselves through the image, so the photographer relevance in these areas is paramount and few photographic disciplines have so much creative influence and weight in film, art and culture in general, as advertising photography or on fashion, while feed them all. But advertising and fashion brands do not make products but are the sum of a set of ideas and values, and the photographer's main function should be to create worlds through images to convey those ideas or illusions service brands. Beyond the necessary perfection to photograph a model, a product or a character for an advertising campaign, a magazine or fashion editorial technique, a successful photographer in the field of advertising and fashion it depends on its ability to create a universe that is able to convey the illusion of a unique way to attract and seduce the consumer. It is therefore essential that the photographer can act as art director, creative director and even to become professional in that the essential purpose of creating value. It is not enough to possess the necessary expertise to develop this work with professional rigor in all possible fields, it is also necessary to have the creative ability to work with other media professionals in a highly competitive environment. GOALS This master is designed as a specialization for photographers who want to push the boundaries of their creative abilities in the field of professional photography and fashion advertising. To do the necessary to solve assignments and development of aesthetic and conceptual approach is encouraged through the development of briefings that require skills and knowledge is not only knowledge of photography, but also high doses of creativity, art direction, management models / characters, photographic production and communication. Participants become familiar with camera equipment, digital capture and flash backs, and be able to implement specific lighting techniques in developing product or lookbooks still lifes, and the production of editorial and advertising campaigns study and external models or actors, in addition to raising castings, direct acting and work together with other creatives. At the end of the Master, the student will know the different types, styles and trends in the field of advertising and fashion photography with a professional vision to enter the market, while a style develops. In addition, each student will have completed at the end of a personal book program, supervised by the Pedagogical Director to present their work in a professional environment. Addressed to Graduates and graduates with experience in photography by creditable academic curriculum and / or portfolio. Otherwise, it is necessary to take the Degree / Photography course. Access and Degree Access university degree (bachelor or graduate degree) and internal selection process. own master's degree awarded by the Universitat Abat Oliva CEU is obtained. Curricular Itinerary This master's degree is the result of combining the academic curricula of postgraduate Advertising Photography and Art Direction and Photography in Fashion and Creative Management. Discover the Portfolios of Photography! [-]

Masters in Photography

Plymouth College of Art
Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Contemporary approaches to photography demonstrate that the subject and practice, defined in respect of its significance in marking the industrial age, is becoming an increasingly expanded visual discipline. [+]

Masters in Photography


Contemporary approaches to photography demonstrate that the subject and practice, defined in respect of its significance in marking the industrial age, is becoming an increasingly expanded visual discipline.

Photographic practitioners are continually testing and breaking the boundaries of the medium and eroding the edges of the somewhat formal and established constraints of the subject. By doing so, they are helping us to develop our understanding of what photography is, and also what it can do, in relation to its past, its omnipresence in our everyday lives and in its privileged and dominant position within of creative, social and cultural practices.... [-]

Master in Photography, Art and Technique

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia - UPV Photography
Campus Full time Spain

In consonance with current developments in professional and creative photography, the university is fully committed with the education of future professionals in both fields. [+]

Master in Photography, Art and Technique


Open Registration In Spain, training in the field of photography continues to have little presence in the official curriculum/studies.

With regard to vocational studies, art schools have adopted this training, but with regards to photography studies for artistic creation are nonexistent both historically and theoretically-practically level.

In line with current developments in professional photography and the role assumed by the artwork with photographic medium in contemporary art, the Polytechnic University of Valencia made ​​the decision in 2004 to engage in the future professionals’ training of both fields, creating the Master in Photography, Art and Technique.... [-]

MFA In Photography Copyright And Professional Projects

Lens - Fotografía
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time October 2016 Spain Madrid + 1 more

LENS announces the 4th edition of the Master in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects, which will begin in October [+]

Top Masters Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017. WHAT IS THE MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY? LENS announces the 4th edition of the Master in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects, starting in October 2014. A flexible training program in photography that combines lectures, workshops, tutorials and online classroom, visits to international photography festivals, professional practice and the performance of a group exhibition. Master students will master the tools to make photography a career based on the quality of your photo projects, developing a flexible itinerary that fits easily into your concerns and abilities and prepares them to identify opportunities for continuous professional context state of change. Master Classes Photography occur in classrooms LENS in central Madrid and are taught in Spanish. TARGET University graduates evidencing their photo-preferably knowledge in the field of Fine Arts, Communication, Advertising, Journalism, Architecture and Design, and wish to complement their studies and broaden their career prospects with an intensive theoretical and practical training in photography. Other professionals evidencing sufficient experience in the field of photography and other visual arts. Students who have passed the Intermediate Photography Course and / or the Advanced Course on Contemporary Photography LENS. METHOD Small groups allow customization of the educational process: Maximum 12 students per group. A flexible range of workshops that can adapt course content to student needs. An individual educational plan for each student. An online tutor and a virtual community that facilitates the flow of communication between students and teachers. Track each student by a tutor. Tutors are renowned photographers and teaching vocation who bring their experience and guide students in the development of a photographic project that will culminate in an exhibition in June 2015. An open learning system alternating lectures with intensive workshops and experiences that facilitate the understanding of the photographic medium: visits to international photography festivals, meetings with emerging photographers, professional practices, etc.. BECA Lens School of Visual Arts held annually the Lens Photography Scholarship with the aim of making accessible his Master of Photography photographers talent and facilitate the development of quality projects for the same. This scholarship covers the tuition fees of the said Master - valued at 7250 euros. TURN DAILY Monday to Friday from 10 to 14 h. From October 2014 to March 2015 + 6 workshops weekend until June 2015. SHIFT WEEKENDS Friday from 16 to 22 h. The weekend workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, with a total duration of 14 hours. Classes take place in the classrooms of LENS in central Madrid. From October 2014 to June 2015 + 18 workshops weekends until June 2015. Price LENS Masters in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects (700 hours): - Monthly payment: € 805 (9 monthly) + € 750 registration. - Quarterly Payment: € 2415 (three installments) + € 500 registration. - SPS: € 7250 (registration is free). Have a 10% discount if you make your registration before June 30, 2014. Other discounts (not cumulative): - Unemployed: 15%. - Graduate / Graduate in Fine Arts, Communication Studies, Journalism, Advertising, Architecture, Art History and Design: 15% [-]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various... [+]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes). The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement. The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of the student's choice is prepared over the summer months. [-]

Master's Degree in Photography and Design

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The MA Photography & Design course at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona is a taught, practice-based programme, which attracts students from around the world and approaches photography as an open visual discipline. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017. Master's Degree in Photography and Design Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering The MA Photography & Design course at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona is a taught, practice-based programme, which attracts students from around the world and approaches photography as an open visual discipline in where you are encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects as well as engage with contemporary, critical, experimental and speculative approaches to photography. The course places an emphasis on innovation, experimentation, and intellectual and practical enquiry in where students are encouraged to actively engage with contemporary photographic art practice through publication, exhibition and participation in live projects. The course offers a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the practice of photography enabling students to acquire advanced photographic skills and apply them to complex, self-generated projects, and engaging with different technical and theoretical practices about the image. This characterises our committed study at postgraduate level, bringing photographic education up to date with contemporary photographic practice. It also pays attention to the dissemination of photographic work, exhibition & publication and focuses on the reasons by which the meaning of an image is shaped by its use and contextualization. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse range of professional photographers, guest lecturers and technical advisers, you will enhance your knowledge and skills through a series of photographic projects using practice-led research and supportive written work. By the end of the MA you should be able to produce challenging cutting edge contemporary work that uses photography effectively, exploring beyond the medium specific boundaries in order to produce innovative solutions to new arenas and methods of display and delivery. COURSE AIMS Provide a flexible but structured interdisciplinary context in which students can rigorously pursue a self-directed research project whose outcomes are embodied within the systematic production of a specific and original body of work within the field of photography. To encourage the development of each student’s own critical reflection as the basis for developing as independent learners capable of advancing their own skills, knowledge and professional and research practice. Provide students with the means for establishing and understanding the place of their own work within the context of relevant and contemporary academic and professional situations and debates. Provide students with professional photography technical skills. To encourage the development of research strategies that reflect the contemporary context in theoretical discourse and creative practice and form the basis for informed speculation about future directions. To engage with real audiences, generating new challenging narratives about the nature of the work itself and its relation with changed modes of production, dissemination and consumption. To provide professionals specialising in the area of photography with multidisciplinary training so that they can use photography as a tool for conveying concepts and ideas. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the course students will have: Initiated and implemented an individual self-directed research project using research methods, materials, techniques and processes appropriate to design practice. Demonstrated a thorough understanding of, and critical engagement with, the relevant practical, theoretical and professional contexts of their project and be able to situate and interpret their own work within this context. Demonstrated an ability to employ analysis, synthesis and evaluation to a range of external sources and to their own practice to inspire and inform the generation, development and application of original ideas. Demonstrated a reflective and evaluative approach to their own work which allows them to act independently in identifying, implementing and sustaining individual research and practice at a professional level. Demonstrated an ability to communicate complex and speculative concepts, methods and proposals effectively in spoken, written and visual forms. Identified the potential for their work within specific professional contexts and developed appropriate communication skills for engagement with this audience. Demonstrated an ability to use photography as a tool for communicating effectively concepts and ideas. Aimed at The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Applicants are normally expected to possess an BA degree in fine arts, applied arts or design, or have equivalent experience. Graduates from related disciplines who can demonstrate a suitable level of visual literacy may be considered. Applicants who do not have a BA but who have had experience in the field, may also be considered. All candidates must submit a portfolio with their application, which should normally consist of 10-20 images that represent their area of interest. Starting Data One edition per year from September to July [-]

European Fine Art Photography

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 12  April 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The European Master of Fine Art Photography is, at present, the most ambitious training proposal in the field of art photography and aims to become meeting point for artists and professionals, enriching this field in Spain. Practical and innovative, it is a unique programme based on the excellence of its faculty (Martin Parr, Elger Esser, Joan Fontcuberta and Alejandro Castellote, among others). It emerged on the basis of the premise that there exists a European conceptual and creative identity, which can and should be an important reference point in the fields of academia, culture and the art market. In this sense, the participation of students from a range of continents is especially interesting and enriching. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH OBJECTIVES: • To become familiarized with present day photographic production, its subjects and repertoires, artistic practice, cultural value, roots in historic photography and art history, its discourses and limitations, from the perspective of important photographers and theorists. • To learn the main current theories on European photography. • To learn directly and personally from the most prestigious masters ineach area. • To become familiarized with curatorial practices, collectionism, conservation and ways of presentation/dissemination of contemporary artistic photography. • To reflect on the role of photographers in the art market, the field of European photography, the business of leisure, and the world of entertainment. • To experience, through a personal project, what it’s like to create an original work that is appropriate and worthy of being presented in a photography exhibition. • To exhibit and publish the final project in an internationally renowned prestigious center/magazine, through our European partners.• To break into the world of art, through the network formed by the Master’s professors and students, collaborating institutions, curators and directors. METHODOLOGY: We rely on three types of professors: Masters, who are major figures in the European photography scene; professors, who are international artists and theorists of renowned academic quality in the field of photography and visual arts; andtutors, who represent a new generation of photographers with academic and project experience. A fundamental element of the Master’s academics is its orientation towards personal projects and exhibition, as well as personalized assistance. Throughout the process, the close experience with professors and tutors is one of the most enriching aspects of the program. The program’s academics are characterized by their nature of encompassing and concretizing a subject from an initial idea, promoting research, reflection and discussion, and materializing the entire process of creating an artistic piece to be presented in a collective exhibit and catalog. As well, three students will opt to exhibit their work in one of the European centers and festivals connected with the course. Classes include the discussion of texts; projections of the authors’ images and videos; visits to exhibits and artists’ studios; and individual and group exercises. The importance of the personal project in the Master’s requires the participation of specialized tutors to help students develop their work in a personalized way. Technical tutoring involves large-scale, digital laboratories, analog laboratories, printing, and coaching in research and communication of the artistic process. FOR: Photographers with a professional career, as well as artists in the photography industry who want to break into the art world. People with degrees in Fine Arts, Audiovisual Communications, Advertising, Journalism, Art History or Humanities who want to deepen their knowledge of artistic photography. An upper intermediate level of English is required. [-]

Master of Photography

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Department of Photography</strong> offers a Master`s Program and a Short term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. | The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the <strong>Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Photography in Europe 2016/2017. ABOUT US PROFILE | FAMU is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many of whom are known internationally as Oscar winners and laureates of international film festivals. | The Department of Photography was founded in 1975 which makes it one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe. The school is located right in the historical centre of Prague. Our unique specialization is the interconnection of classical photography techniques with contemporary multi-media trends. STUDY | The Department of Photography offers a Master`s Program and a Short term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. | The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media. LECTURES, WORKSHOPS | At the Department of Photography we put an emphasis on individual development of the artists. The study includes art and photography history courses, philosophical seminars, practical seminars and workshops with renowned artists. Students also gain experience in the graphical workshop and silk screen print studio. They also learn the art of bookbinding and production of photographic publications. Multimedia instruction is an integral part of our teaching. CULTURE LIFE | An integral part of the school character is the interconnection with the dynamic cultural life in Prague. The school has its own gallery in the centre of Prague. The gallery has a rich program of student exhibitions. We assist international students in the integration into the regular gallery activities in Prague, which means they often participate in exhibitions in renowned galleries. | A unique benefit is our interconnection with the FAMU film department in areas such as direction, camera and editing. Together with our students, we regularly participate in important European festivals of photography. Within the scope of our programs we cooperate with photography and film schools all over the world. FACILITIES | Studio Tabletop is equipped with Sinar type large-format cameras with a film format of up to 18 x 24 cm, including digital alternatives. | Studio for life photography has a flash lighting system with above standard power of 12 000 Ws; it has a Hasselblad camera with a digital back, and an analogue camera Mamiya RB 67 with a set of interchangeable lenses. | Studio Portrait and Figure offers similar equipment as above and the possibility to create an endless background. |Computer room and a room for scanning films (negatives and positives) are available in the school. For more demanding work there is the scanner Hasselblad Flextight x5. | The out of Prague studio in Beroun enables students to focus on their work for several days, providing on-site accommodation facilities. It offers studios equipped for large and medium formats and two darkrooms. We are also preparing a classical studio with daylight, which will have an 18 x 24 cm camera. FACTS Start: September 2016 Language: English Application deadline: April 1st, 2016 Portfolio deadline: April 1st, 2016 Entrance exam: last week in April, 2016 All applications must include a portfolio MASTERS PROGRAM IN ENGLISH CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION TO STUDY IN THE SCHOOL YEAR 2016/2017 The MA Program is designated for students with completed bachelor’s studies. Bachelor’s studies in the field of photography or visual arts is an advantage but not a prerequisite. All applicants should have a deep interest in photography in general, as well as in own original work in this media. The program offers an extension and intensification of the understanding of photography in practical, as well as theoretical areas of study and it prepares the students for a career of a professional photographer. Length of study – 2 years (4 semesters). All applicants for the Masters Program must submit a printed application form, project and art works to the FAMU Department of Photography (Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Praha 1, 116 65, Czech Republic) according to the following rules. FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS IN APRIL you have to submit the application form by April 1st. Your portfolio has to be sent in a printed form by April 1st 2016. FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS IN SEPTEMBER you have to submit the application form by August 10th and your project and art works must be submitted by August 20th. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM TO THE RIGHT AND WE WILL EMAIL YOU AN APPLICATION FORM ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR THE MASTERS PROGRAM The following is to be submitted by the applicants to the Department of Photography for the Masters Program Admission Procedure: 1 Exhibition series of 8–12 photographs. 2 Dummy of a photographic publication designed by the applicant. 3 Series of 8–20 photographs or inter-medial works on a selected theme. 4 Masters Project Proposal which includes: A biography and information about the student’s activities and studies; A choice of the studio where the applicant wants to study – Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptual photography, Studio of Multimedia and Studio of Documentary Photography); Applicant’s letter of intent to study Photography Applicant’s basic idea about their Final Masters Program Work (both photographic and theoretical). All the works will be discussed during the admission interview held in May or in September. ADDITIONAL INFO RETURNING OF WORKS PRESENTED | Applicants who have not been admitted may collect their works in 2 months after the admission procedure. After this date the Department does not store the works. Applicants admitted to the Department leave their works available at the Department of Photography for exhibition and study purposes for one academic year. TERMS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017 | Fall semester: September 2016 – December 2016 | Spring semester: February 2017 – May 2017. ACCOMMODATION, HEALTH INSURANCE AND VISA | 
Not provided by FAMU. These are the responsibility of the student. FAMU provides accepted students with an Acceptance letter, which serves as one of the required visa application documents. TUITION FEE |The tuition fee for the first academic year is 8.700,- € (the mandatory VAT tax is included). Starting the second year, the fee is 7.400,- € provided that the students fulfill their curriculum responsibilities in a timely manner. This tuition fee is based on merit or artistic performance, and on a timely fulfillment of the student´s academic responsibilities. FEE STRUCTURE | First year: 8.700,- €, second year: 7.400,- €* *Under the condition that all academic responsibilities are fulfilled. [-]