Masters Program in Photography

Top 31 Master Programs in Photography 2018

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography prepares students for advanced jobs in the industry. Among the positions available for photography graduates are senior positions in commercial or industrial, fine arts, news or scientific photography, as well as portrait work.

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Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master (MFA) Photography

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today. [+]

Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree

The MFA program provides advanced practice and intensive study of the photographic medium. Core curriculum covers historical perspective, advanced theoretical and conceptual development in traditional, experimental and digital photography capture, post-production and output. The program culminates with a formal thesis project and complete body of work that supports the thesis and showcases each student's unique vision and talent.... [-]


Master in Fashion Photography

Ferrari Fashion School
Campus Full time January 2018 Italy Milan

The Fashion Photography Master is aimed to those who have the passion for Photography and Fashion, and its goal is to illustrate in detail the processes and the work methods to realize a professional fashion photo shooting and the production of a highly professional portfolio. [+]

The Fashion Photography Master is aimed to those who have the passion for Photography and Fashion, and its goal is to illustrate in detail the processes and the work methods to realize a professional fashion photo shooting and the production of a highly professional portfolio.

From the choice of the portfolio location, the website and social networks. The plan includes technical classes, that cover the several photography subjects (History of the photography, the study of great names of Fashion Photography, Woman and Man – Portrait – Beauty – Accessories – Beachwear and Wedding Fashion photo shootings, Still life), as well as practice laboratories in studio or external, with the support of professional photographers, with the realization of actual photo shootings, with the possibility to use highly professional equipment to create a personal Portfolio.... [-]


International Master Of Photography, Art And Contemporary Thought

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The International Master of Photography, Art and Contemporary Thought - current, ambitious and career - it is designed for artists, researchers and cultural agents who see their activity as a fundamental element of social development and wish to register their thinking and practice in a production framework and exchange of critical knowledge and postdisciplinario. [+]

The International Master of Photography, Art and Contemporary Thought - Current, ambitious and career - is designed for artists, researchers and cultural agents who see their activity as a fundamental element of social development and wish to register their reflection and practice in a framework of production and exchange of critical knowledge and postdisciplinario.

At the core of the program is the belief that photography, as well as being characterized by its interdependence with infinite fields of knowledge, is unique among the visual arts for their ability to bind and catalyze refreshingly unexpected and theoretical reflection and action; reality and representation; speeches and technologies; imagination and experience; forms and functions; knowledge and behaviors.... [-]


Master In Creative Photography

Escuela Universitaria ERAM
Campus Part time October 2018 Spain Salt

Learn photography to build a story, to travel to your interior, to share with your fellow travelers an authentic adventure: tell stories sensitive to light. [+]

Learn photography to build a story, to travel to your interior, to share with your fellow travelers an authentic adventure: tell stories sensitive to light.

CURRICULUM

Creativity

Creativity is inherent in the human condition. In it lies the evolution that has undergone humanity since its inception and marks its future. There are different ways of defining creativity, but they all revolve around the generation of original and innovative ideas as a fundamental part of the creative process.

Contents

Creative process (Logbook)

An important tool in the creative process is the logbook. Making an analogy with the logbook, the photographer notes or sticks in a notebook, all those events, ideas, concepts, clippings, situations, etc. In short, everything that catches your attention and is the object of your interest. The logbook becomes a method within the creative process, which can serve the photographer to generate original ideas, on which will work.... [-]


Master in Photography

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Berlin Region Iserlohn Hamburg + 2 more

Make a leap at BTK for an exciting and creative career in Photography. How? With a future-oriented, accredited master program at the BTK – in an environment that sets no limits on the development of your artistic potential either personally or geographically. [+]

Make a leap at BTK for an exciting and creative career in Photography. How? With a future-oriented, accredited master program at the BTK – in an environment that sets no limits on the development of your artistic potential either personally or geographically. Practical, personal, with special international opportunities – thanks to our membership in Laureate, the world’s largest university network and to a big partner network dispersed over all continents.

Whether in still-life, social portraiture, science, art and illustration, or advertising and fashion – successful photographers explore the medium’s vast potential by employing the approach of staging. Additionally, the digital revolution has opened up the creative space for photographers to an infinite range of new possibilities. Above that, this rapidly-evolving technology is changing our culturally-coded perception of space and time in new modes of communication.... [-]


Master In Photography For Advertising And Fashion

COCO - Escuela Europea para la Comunicación y Las Artes Visuales
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Alicante

This Master is aimed at all those with basic notions of photography who wish to acquire all the necessary knowledge to focus their professional career specializing in Fashion Photography and Advertising. Profiles: amateur or professional photographer, graphic designer, publicist, fashion designer or academic professionals with proven experience in work related to this Master. [+]

This Master is aimed at all those with basic notions of photography who wish to acquire all the necessary knowledge to focus their professional career specializing in Fashion Photography and Advertising. Profiles: amateur or professional photographer, graphic designer, publicist, fashion designer or academic professionals with proven experience in work related to this Master.

Scope: Face-to-face course. University Credits: 60 ECTS credits. Duration: 9 months. Hours: 600 hours. Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Language: Spanish Bonusable through the Tripartite Foundation

This Master allows the student to acquire some knowledge, at a professional level, in everything related to the world of Fashion Photography and Advertising.... [-]


Master in Photography

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus July 2018 USA Syracuse

The Multimedia Photography and Design Department attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms. [+]

The Multimedia Photography and Design Department attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms, from books, magazines, and newspapers to digital options, such as smartphones, tablets, the web, cable and broadcast channels, to film festivals and gallery exhibits.

What is the focus of the program? Photography (photojournalism/documentary, advertising/illustration, fashion, portraiture). Videography/cinematography (latest methods in short-form fiction and non-fiction audio and video collection and production). Editing and postproduction for still photography and video (story structure, image/clip editing, non-linear video editing, color correction, compression, and output). Design (motion graphics, publication, web, tablet, mobile, branding, typography) Story (concept, structure, management, fiction, and non-fiction). Entrepreneurial/business skills (writing, social media, marketing, ethics, law). What makes the program unique? Emphasis on building an exceptional portfolio/reel. Engaged and inspiring professors with impressive industry credentials and contacts. Intimate class size, which allows for more individual attention. Strong sense of community and shared purpose among classmates and faculty. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in photo/audio/video/HDSLR gear for checkout, a two-story, fully equipped digital photo studio, and seven Mac labs with the latest software. Weekend workshops and other special projects, both overseas and in the United States. Strong Newhouse Network of alumni and friends and interaction with notable industry... [-]

Master of Photography

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Photography for Communication

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time March 2018 Italy Turin

The main purpose of the Master’s Module is to develop a new generation of professionals who are able to imagine, design, build and spread their vision with all the necessary tools to deal with the fluidity of the market. [+]

Despite it’s relatively recent discovery, photography has gone through different evolutions changing itself and the world around it. On one side, it has helped us to better understand the many manifestations of reality. On the other side, photography has unhinged our certainties to reveal a metaphysical inner world.

With the advent of digital photography, the photographer’s work- from pioneering alchemy in its infancy, to advanced computing today – has undergone a process of democratization that has broadened the basic skill base and raised the level of expectation at the top. To be an exceptional professional photographer today not only requires having technical expertise at shooting and printing but also a broader awareness of the entire creative and production processes. Familiarity with all technological aspects (shooting, editing, post production, presentation, distribution), the different areas and related parties involved are not enough to meet the market’s needs. Creativity and content design are the difference between the role of a person who merely does the work and of a potential creative director. A holistic approach is therefore essential to establish oneself as a leading professional in the industry.... [-]


Master in Professional Photography

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Madrid

“We believe that photography is something you can easily teach yourself, you do not really need a school for that. In fact, our students usually know their trade quite well. What you do need are people who support you and give you input, advice, and courage – in fact, this is maybe the single most important thing. Learning by doing, but hand in hand with a strong team of professionals and tutors, this is the concept of Professional Photography Course at the IED Madrid. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

This Master program consists of three modules, which concentrate on Documentary and Reportage; Fashion and Lifestyle; Advertising and Editorial. Master Students have to present a final project complemented with a written dossier.

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The main objectives of this Master program are:

To offer students a view of current tendencies in applied and commercial photography. To implement the tools and knowledge used in the photography industry. To familiarise students with contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, post-production, publishing and stock. To show the cultural value of photography, forms of collaboration and creative funding models, To analyse the challenges and limitations of the market in times of strong media convergence and downsizing, To get to know about the history of photography in the context of design. [-]

Master In Photography

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10  September 2018 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international photography professionals in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Photographing means propose a model of the useful and interesting world, telling reality that helps us to love it. The photographer is no longer a craft job. Digital technology drives it to "shake off" the obsession of the technique in favor of a logic increasingly linked to being able to see, to know how to interpret and to know how to tell. [+]

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international photography professionals in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because?

Photographing means propose a model of the useful and interesting world, telling reality that helps us to love it. The photographer is no longer a craft job. Digital technology drives it to "shake off" the obsession of the technique in favor of a logic increasingly linked to being able to see, to know how to interpret and to know how to tell.

Professional Opportunities

The photographer must be an active, effective and conscious interpreter of contemporaneity. And for this reason the lessons are built on the logic of the permanent update. The skill, the experience and the ability to break the teachers' schemes involved provide a high profile training course. At the end, students have the opportunity to find professional positions in the world of visual production both nationally and internationally, in various areas of communication and image, from still & motion to storytelling, from advertising to corporate environments.... [-]


Master in Photography

Norwich University of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Norwich

Choosing MA Photography* at NUCA will enable you to work in a creative, collaborative and professionally focused environment. NUCA has an established reputation in the specialist fields of [+]

MA Photography

Choosing MA Photography* at NUCA will enable you to work in a creative, collaborative and professionally focused environment. NUCA has an established reputation in the specialist fields of editorial, advertising and fashion photography.

The MA in Photography emphasises the importance of professional and business skills alongside creative practice and is designed to support you in producing a highly individual body of work and an informed commercial practice. The course explores the relationship between fine art and commercial photography, encouraging an engagement with all areas of the photographic industry in order to develop students as critically-aware, aspirational practitioners.... [-]


Masters Documentary And Artistic Photography

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Since its inception, despite all the technological, social and cultural changes that have occurred throughout history, the essence of photography and the basis of the professional photographer and social function remains the same: to tell stories through images, either with the intention of picking up a testimony of our time and society or to create an artistic discourse. [+]

Since its inception, despite all the technological, social and cultural changes that have occurred throughout history, the essence of photography and the basis of the professional photographer and social function remains the same: to tell stories through images, either with the intention of picking up a testimony of our time and society or to create an artistic discourse.

But we are aware that we live in a time of change, in which publications are increasingly turning to documentaries and reportage with a more personal and contemporary style, while the artistic photography is a clear trend towards documentation reality seen through a more intelligent and more critical look more personal. The media has also evolved and the traditional press has given way to a variety of media: photo book, exhibition, installation, online presentation or intervention of public space.... [-]


Master in Photography, Art and Technique

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia - UPV Photography
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Spain Valencia

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.... [-]