Masters in Photography

Top 27 Masters Programs in Photography 2017/2018

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

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

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. [+]

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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. Who is The Master is aimed at all people who want to know and deepen the themes of contemporary photography, transforming their passion into a craft. In particular, it is designed for those who want to undertake a path of (re) definition and (re) professional positioning in step with the contexts of today. Who are tomorrow's photographers (and today)? People who have... [-]

Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [+]

5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN. Deadline: May 12 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. Your workshops will take place in studios equipped with the latest equipment and technologies. In collaboration with partner companies and institutions, faculty will give you assignments that simulate real-world projects. Workshops focus on a range of areas, including photography exhibitions, photography magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. During the final phase of the program, you’ll complete a period of internship at a selected company or institution, such as a publishing company, editorial office, photo agency, photo archive, museum, gallery, or photo studio. There, you have a chance to make connections and gain practical knowledge that will facilitate your entry into the world of photography, visual arts, and communication. You’ll learn professional presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment, and you’ll develop the technical and practical skills you need to succeed as a photographer/visual designer in national and international markets. The Master in Photography and Visual Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFs). Curriculum Project and Set Design, Photography (Magazines), Photo Editing, History of Photography, Theory of Image, Photo Documentation,... [-]

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. [+]

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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. MFA Photography Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Photography Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Produce an advanced-level thesis project within a digital or traditional specialization, demonstrating mastery and synthesis of the skills taught in the program. Thesis Project Development Propose a solid concept suitable for refinement and development. Select an appropriately challenging and feasible project. Present a cohesive body of work Successfully articulate the end result of the project. Demonstrate sufficient preparation for their project (research, problem solving) Conceptual and Design Skills Make creative decisions that optimize conceptual... [-]

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. The Course aims to forge a creative professional, who has, at the same time, knowledge and technical skills that satisfy the requests of the customers and fashion world’s market, through a very professional approach and method. Admission Requirements Minimum age of 18 Previous educational or professional experience about photography Personal professional Camera Laptop equipped with Adobe pack (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) Course Details Theory and techniques of fashion photography History of the Fashion Photography Great authors of Fashion Moodboards and storyboard Creation and development Photography studio and professional equipment The light: natural and artificial one The studio: Flash and continuous light The organization and the creative team Meetings with the professionals The styling: Concept Style analysis and identification... [-]

International Master Of Photography, Art And Contemporary Thought

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time October 2017 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. [+]

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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. Summary Qualification: Master Degree Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Check Mode: Barcelona Language: Castilian and English Semester: October to June. GOALS The objective of the Master, designed around the concept of transpedagogía, is to offer its participants - from the perspective of making art, specifically fotográfico- a personal and collective keys to understand and manage innovatively active and social, cultural and political issues today . By mastering the whole process of creating meaning, dialogue with a global community of artists and thinkers, and exploring new possibilities arising from the tension between new and old ideals and problems, students in the Master will develop as artists socially and politically aware, as protagonists of contemporary culture, as spokesmen evolved a way of thinking and acting. CURRICULUM The master's program shuns classical structures and is structured around... [-]

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. 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... [-]

Master In Creative Photography

Escuela Universitaria ERAM
Campus Part time October 2017 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. [+]

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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. You will also see other strategies and techniques, with which you want to give the photographer the way to get ideas that are valid in the process of photographic creation. Creation of speech in photography In photography photography is increasingly being established as author, one that defines a style of his own based on a story or speech that relates the photographer to his work. The author is identified by making use of a specific technique, or to portray a subject that becomes common in most of his works or by the composition or format he uses... [-]

Master in Photography

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time October 2017 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 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. [+]

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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. CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES 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. More experienced photographers are hired not only as technical experts, but as real creative directors. In this light, it... [-]

Master in Professional Photography

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [-]

Fashion Photography & Film

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 6 more

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 [+]

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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... [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Photography

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po Savannah France Lacoste + 4 more

At the heart of photography is a personal vision and distinct point of view. It is a way of seeing, a perspective. SCAD teaches talented students to look within and develop their own insights before embarking on an exciting career as a professional photographer. [+]

The art of photography At the heart of photography is a personal vision and distinct point of view. It is a way of seeing, a perspective. SCAD teaches talented students to look within and develop their own insights before embarking on an exciting career as a professional photographer. Here, you'll gain a broad understanding of traditional techniques while developing your own personal style. You'll also have the chance to bolster your photography skills by exploring related creative fields like graphic design or advertising. The take-away? A deeper awareness of composition that helps professional photographers get noticed. M.A. in photography Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning PHOT 501 Survey: Photography* PHOT 502 Photographic Technique and Signification* PHOT 503 Photography Portfolio Process* PHOT 709 Graduate Critique Seminar PHOT 714 Digital Craft I: Technique and Concept PHOT 719 Photographic Arts I: Ideation and Experimentation PHOT 730 Digital Printing Methodology PHOT 749 Photography M.A. Final Portfolio — 700-level ARTH elective — Directed elective† — Directed elective‡ — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in photography Available at: - Atlanta - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning PHOT 501 Survey: Photography* PHOT 502 Photographic Technique and Signification* PHOT 503 Photography Portfolio Process* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism PHOT 709 Graduate Critique Seminar PHOT 714 Digital Craft I: Technique and Concept PHOT 719 Photographic Arts I: Ideation and Experimentation PHOT 722 Photographic Arts II: Project Definition and Development PHOT 753 Photographic Arts III: Aesthetics and... [-]

MFA In Photography Copyright And Professional Projects

Lens - Fotografía
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time October 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

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

Master's Degrees in Photography. 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... [-]