Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute

Introduction

30 years of photography training and still counting

Founded in 1985, Speos provides higher education photography training aimed at meeting the current market demands.

Next to professional recognition within the domain of photography, Speos is certified by the French government with the Titre de Photographe RNCP level 1 (a professional certification at Master’s level).

Our commitment to our students

Courses at Speos are organized in small groups, hands-on with a lot of practice, and supervised by a team of highly qualified professionals.

Our facilities are spacious and equipped with the latest equipment.

The Speos Alumni Care program helps our graduates in their first professional steps.

Speos, an international school

With campuses in Paris and London, our student batches come from all over the world (up to 20 different nationalities per year), making studies at Speos a first class international experience.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View master programs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Master

European Master of Professional Photography

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London France Paris + 2 more

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 14 months in total – comprises three phases: The Professional Photography in one-year Program, from September to May. 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 Professional Photography in one-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 Duration: 5 weeks in two parts Different experts present the business management of all kinds of activities linked to professional photography. The module gives an overview of the photographic professions and the market, copyright legislation, marketing, accounting and financial management within the field of photography. This module also allows participants to deepen their knowledge in the domains of image management and publication, which are presented from the point of view of independent photographers, photo agencies and image banks. Participants also encounter picture researchers/image buyers working for publishing houses and advertising agencies, art directors and photo agents. Throughout the module, they acquire in-depth knowledge about the various possibilities to syndicate their own image stocks. And – last but not least – they get a practical overview of how to efficiently use social media for photographers. Expert Module: Advanced Studio Photography Duration: 3 weeks (takes place at the same time as the Expert Module Advanced Photo Reportage) Participants encounter professional work situations, preparing complex studio sets, focusing on elaborate make-up, hairdressing and accessories. The module also presents a range of expert skills used in commercial photography: shooting with integrated digital post-production, specific retouching (culinary, skin, jewelry etc.), exterior studio shooting. Several meetings will be held at professionals’ workplaces. Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage Duration: 3 weeks (takes place at the same time as the Expert Module Advanced Studio) Photojournalism is analyzed from the point of view of agencies, dailies, magazines, and independent photographers. Participants meet professionals working in the fields of image purchase, sales and editing within various kinds of media (print and web). Through these exchanges, they learn how to position them selves and to efficiently prepare their entry into the professional world. Several meetings will be held at professionals’ workplaces. [-]

European Master of Professional Photography 2 year program

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 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 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 [-]

Videos

Speos-Photography-school-Paris-London-2015

PROPHOT PARIS

Speos Photo school London OpenDay with CAMBO

Speos Exhibition End of the Year 2014

Open Day at Speos London Photography School, May 21st 2013

Speos 2015 End-of-the-Year Exhibition

Contact
Location address
8 rue Jules Vallès
Paris, Ile-de-France, 75011 FR
Social Media
Location address
Highgate Studios, Courtyard 1, 53 Highgate Road
London, England, NW5 1TL GB