The Master in Photographic Production and Storytelling will train you to be an author responsible for the creation of images and applied narrative in still photography and in the artistic direction of photographic productions.
The Master is clearly focused on photographic creation, editing and production and is fed back and complements ESCAC's extensive previous experience in the film sector, providing as a great novelty the hybridization of photographic and film formats.
The Master is made up of theoretical-practical subjects, workshops and masterclasses divided into 3 quarterly modules with a duration of 9 months in total.
With the content that is developed in each of the modules, the student must be able to carry out various practices and produce the Final Master's Thesis (TFM) in its different formalizations.
Who is it for?University graduates in Audiovisual Communication, Fine Arts or other university-level qualifications related to the audiovisual field and new narratives.
Artists and professionals in the photographic, cinematographic or audiovisual sector who want to deepen their knowledge of photography and its editing, production and dissemination tools.
To access this master, a personal interview will be carried out. Portfolios and previous projects will be valued but professional experience is not necessary to access the Master.goalsThe objective is to give the student creative and conceptual autonomy, focusing on a critical and contemporary look that transcends the single image to arrive at new narrative imaginaries that allow a professional approach from the production and dissemination of any type of photographic project to the editing and publication of a photobook. Through the most current editing and desktop publishing tools and artistic research processes, the Master's student will create their own language.
The student will have to conceptualize, edit and produce a variety of projects guided by the best professionals in the sector, authors of national and international prestige, theorists and specialists in the new pedagogies of the image.MethodologyTo be faithful to the photochemical tradition of ESCAC, the Master's student will carry out advanced laboratory practices and will know multiple photographic and cinematographic formats to have mastery of both analogue and digital production processes. Knowing and experiencing these processes in depth is an invitation to reflect on the same photographic-cinematographic medium and its most recent history.
Photographic formats: Digital, 35mm, 120mm and large format.
Film formats: Digital, S8, 16mm and 35mm.Programme and ConceptualizationThe Master is structured as follows:Module 1 - ConceptionPrinciples of design and image creation.
Photography is language, cinema is language. This is the message. It is language that keeps us united and in contact with history. In this sense, it seems that there is no difference between the language of words and the language of images, but in a moment we will see that a photograph is not a word.
To be able to tell stories with images you need a solid context. Knowing the past to understand the present and project ourselves into the future. In this first module we will establish the historical and conceptual bases to become image creators.Module 2 - EditingTelling stories with images.
In this second module, we are going to delve into storytelling, both photographic and cinematographic. Editing understood as a flow of images that generates meaning and as continuous decision-making. An exciting journey that transcends the unique image and provides the necessary tools to create your own voice and speech.Module 3 - ProductionBy giving shape and life to ideas beyond the Master, we become producers of images and content.
In the third module we produce ideas and give shape, being aware of the multiplicity of the photographic medium itself and of its great scope. We are going to experience the real production and the realization of the exhibition formats, publication-photobook, multimedia and cinematographic visual piece.Why become part of the ESCAC Community?1 You will become part of the ESCAC Community , which will allow you to develop your talent in an environment where creative spaces and interaction between graduates of different promotions are promoted. Did you know that Javier Ruiz Caldera continues to shoot his films with colleagues from ESCAC? The same as Juan Antonio Bayona, Mar Coll, Kike Maíllo, Patricia Font because ESCAC does not end when you finish your studies, the Community continues in the professional sector.
2 This is the best moment in History to dedicate yourself to Audiovisual: never has there been such a variety of screens at the service of so many users. These screens need content to supply products to a global audience and, consequently, large technology companies invest in audiovisual creation.
3 ESCAC Talent . Our school has trained graduates with nationally and internationally recognized careers. Film directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX supervisors. Look at the credits of the films and series, you will find in them a lot of ESCAC talent.
4 Our pedagogical system is based on learning by doing . We want you to learn by doing, and you will do so accompanied by the best professionals in the sector.
5 At ESCAC we train storytellers . We will teach you to tell your story whatever the specialty you have chosen.
6 The work of graduates and the school's production company (ESCAC Films) have been recognized with more than 500 national and international awards : Year after year our graduates are among the nominees for the Goya and Gaudí awards, obtaining 22 Goya Awards and 46 Gaudí Awards; In addition, they have won important awards at international festivals: Award for Best International Short Film awarded by the Sundance Festival (2006), or the third award at Cinefoundation - awarded by the Cannes Festival (2015).
7 At ESCAC we have the collaboration of large companies and institutions that participate in the training of our students. MOVISTAR, Department of Culture of the GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA, SGAE FOUNDATION, CINESA, ZETA CINEMA, FILM FACTORY, FILMAX, DEAPLANETA, MEDIASET, LADY.
8 International Campus : in these more than 25 years, more than 5,500 students of 23 different nationalities have passed through our campus, contributing to the cultural and community enrichment.
9 Our school is recognized by CILECT (an organisation that brings together the best film schools worldwide), and we are the only one in the state with official recognition.
10 ESCAC trains its students based on transversal competences, providing knowledge and tools to develop a subsequent professional activity in any field of content creation .AccessTo access this master's degree, a personal interview must be passed. Portfolios and previous projects in the different photographic, artistic and commercial fields will be valued, but professional experience is not necessary to access the Master.