Masters Program in Photography

Top 27 Master Programs in Photography 2018

Photography

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.

Master Program in Photography

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Online Masters Degree in Photography

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Part time May 2018 United Kingdom Cornwall

The MA in Photography is structured to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to fully engage with the technological and social evolution of the medium, and to succeed within the competitive and complex creative industries. [+]

An online course with optional face-to-face workshops.

Early bird discount up to £1,000.

Overview

The MA in Photography is structured to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to fully engage with the technological and social evolution of the medium, and to succeed within the competitive and complex creative industries.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to discover your individual specialism and realise the potential of your own ideas and practice. This will enable you to make significant contributions within a range of professional contexts.

By bringing together talented international practitioners with the drive to succeed, innovate and lead, the course allows for a dynamic cross pollination of approaches within the field, and the exploration of critical perspectives.... [-]


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, Bachelor'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

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 center of Prague. Our unique specialization is the interconnection of classical photography techniques with contemporary multi-media trends. Basic information about the programme, facilities, teaching methods and current events can be found on department's website foto.amu.cz/en. MORE APPLICATION INFO.... [-]


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 in Fashion Photography

Ferrari Fashion School
Campus Full time January 2019 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.... [-]


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

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 in Photography

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10  November 2018 Italy Milan

Why? Photography means providing a useful and interesting model of the world, one that helps us love reality by talking about it. To be a photographer is no longer a craftsman trade. Digital technology forces him to shrug off the obsession with the technique in favor of a mindset increasingly related to the ability to see, to interpret and to narrate. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level international photography experts in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

Photography means providing a useful and interesting model of the world, one that helps us love reality by talking about it. To be a photographer is no longer a craftsman trade. Digital technology forces him to shrug off the obsession with the technique in favor of a mindset increasingly related to the ability to see, to interpret and to narrate.

Professional opportunities

Photographers have to be active, effective and conscious interpreters of the contemporary world. That is why the lectures are built around a lifelong education approach. Our lecturers are experienced, skilled and great at their work: this ensures that our students will receive high-profile training, culminating in the possibility of them finding professional placement in various areas of visual production, communication, and image, both in Italy and internationally, from still & motion and storytelling to advertising and corporate fields.... [-]


Master in Photography for Communication

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time November 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 its 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 in 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 Photography Management

ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya
Campus September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Photography Management will train you to be responsible for the artistic creation of the images for the staging of any audiovisual work. You will learn to make the right choices regarding lighting, optics, framing, composition or textures in the creation of the image of an audiovisual work. [+]

About the Master

The director of photography is the professional responsible for the artistic creation of images for the staging of cinematographic, television and audiovisual productions.

To carry out this task, he will make decisions regarding lighting, optics, framing and composition or textures with the clear objective of collaborating in the creation of the image of the audiovisual work.

Who is it for?

University graduates in Audiovisual Communication, Fine Arts or other university-level degrees related to the audiovisual field. Professionals from the film or audiovisual sector who want to deepen their knowledge of the direction of cinematographic photography.

To enter this course it is essential to have a reel as a director of photography in professional formats, and a personal interview will be held.... [-]


MA Photography (Visual Communication)

Interactive Design Institute
Online Part time June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Adding an MA from one of the UK’s leading universities to your CV makes sense when you are competing for photography commissions, exhibitions and employment opportunities or looking to advance your career. A master's degree

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In an industry full of amateurs, adding a master’s in Photography (Visual Communication) to your CV can be invaluable in proving you have the necessary skills to take on commissions and contracts, exhibit your work and gain employment. A master’s degree from the University of Hertfordshire delivered 100% online by IDI, will not only prove your professionalism but will also enable you to learn about different approaches to your photography practice. At the end of the course, as well as an MA in Photography (Visual Communication), you will have a portfolio that will represent your individual talent and a well-rounded knowledge of the contemporary photography industry.

What does the Course Involve? ... [-]

Masters Degree In Advertising Photography, Fashion And Art Direction

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Professional Photography and Advertising specialization in Fashion and Lifestyle presents an ideal for producing professional references and capable of generating trends from their own creative personality environment. [+]

The Master in Professional Photography and Advertising in their specialization in Fashion and Lifestyle presents an ideal for producing professional references and capable of generating trends from their own creative personality environment. The spirit of the Master, which transcends pure photography and covers a wide range of competences of other areas and disciplines the world of fashion design and communication arises from the desire to combine the demands of a labor market in constant redefinition with individual aspirations and visions of each participant. Its axis of specialization is Photography Fashion and Lifestyle at its confluence and intersection with the Art Direction.

The program, oriented to creativity and innovation, covering all essential aspects needed to handle the conceptualization, development and implementation of visual projects commercial, advertising and complete personal, professional quality and a strong stamp author.... [-]


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 analyze 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. [-]

European Master of Professional Photography 2 year program

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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 a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.... [-]


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 editorial, advertising and fashion photography. [+]

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.... [-]