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.

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 the skills, abilities and critical tools to face without a doubt the vast scene of contemporary production and to start their own autonomous, continuous and successful activity.


Working alongside professionals who drive the market today, students gain a comprehensive view of new ways of designing identity, reportage, advertising campaigns, and corporate communications. The Master emphasizes concrete experiences and real assignments proposed by companies and institutions. A key part of the program is dedicated to the functioning of the collecting, publishing and fine art market through the construction of a personal portfolio, the first step to start relationships with international curators and galleries.


  • Background of Italian and international photography
  • Collectibles and Fine Art Market.
  • Creativity and design in photography.
  • Advertising and Corporate.
  • Beauty and portrait.
  • Centrality of storytelling.
  • Organization and organization of exhibitions and events.
  • Portfolio building.
  • Digital technology in the service of creativity.


For the quality and effectiveness of the didactic model, the Master has obtained the patronage:

AFIP International
Association of Photographers Professionals

Project professors

Learn directly from the protagonists means to acquire the source of the visions and the most advanced methods. Unlike the traditional Master, the Master Raffles Milano brings knowledge into action in the classroom with 10 top market professionals alternating in the classroom over the course of ten months.

  • Project: Erik Kessels
    Communication expert
Project: Ferdinando Scianna

Project: Giovanni Gastel
giovannigastel.it Project: Matthias Harder
helmut-newton.com Project: Reiner Opoku
Agent and curator
reiner-opoku.com Project: Aida Muluneh
aidamuluneh.com Project: Spreaf photography
Editorial Group
spreafotografia.it Project: Cesare Cicardini
ciccardini.com Project: Margaret Courtney-Clarke
margaret-courtney-clarke.com Project: Lady Tarin

Method Teachers

There are also theoretical knowledge and skills that are not learned in the race and require an in-depth study. You do not know when they can serve, but one thing is certain: they will serve.

  • Method: Oliviero Toscani
Method: Giovanni Pelloso
Historical and photographic critic

Method: Michele Smargiassi
michelesmargiassi.Repubblica.it Method: Silvia Stabile
silviastabile.Linkedin Method: Roberta Maddaloni
Executive coach
robertamaddaloni.Linkedin Method: Massimiliano Pappalardo
Executive coach
massimilianopappalardo.Linkedin Method: Emanuele Baj Rossi
Executive coach
emanuelebajrossi.Linkedin Method: Gianfranco Apples
Executive coach


In nearly thirty years of activity, Raffles Group has built a solid network of partners who collaborate in Triennial Courses and Master's. The reputation of the companies and the quality of the relationships developed are the guarantee of a decisively fertile encounter between education and business worlds.

Adidas, Aigner, B & O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C & A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H & M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC - Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewelers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y & R, Yves Saint Laurent.

Monday talk

Every Monday night, at 6pm, Raffles Milano invites students to meet a great character in the scene of design, style and culture of the project. Listening directly to the stories and ideas that influence the market and make our minds more progressive is a great opportunity to integrate academic programs. Here are the meetings of next year.


The Master's degree is for up to 20 students.
The selection of candidates is in two phases. A first selection is made on the basis of the documentation submitted by the student. If successful, an individual interview with the Course leader is set.

The assessment takes into account all the aspects that determine the individual profile: portfolio, previous studies, work experience, non-curricular activities and presentation letters.

Admission Documentation:

  • curriculum vitae
  • Artistic and / or professional portfolio
  • motivation letter
  • Previous studies plan
  • Documentation on courses and workshops attended
  • Passport or identity card for Italian students or members of the European community
  • Receipt of the payment of the admission fee of 100.00 euros.

Starting from March 15, 2017, candidates will be able to send their entry documents to the email address: master@raffles-milano.it

Straight line

  • Students from the European Union and Switzerland
    € 15,000.00 (the amount includes taxes).
    Advance payment: 3.000,00 Euro within 1 month from the confirmation of admission.
    Balance: 12.000,00 Euros by the beginning of the Master.
  • Extra Students European Union
    € 19,000.00 (the amount includes taxes).
    Advance payment: 3.000,00 Euro within 1 month from the confirmation of admission.
    Balance: 16.000,00 Euros by the beginning of the Master.
  • Admission fee
    In order to apply for admission to the Master, a fee of 100,00 Euro is payable.
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Start Date
Oct 2019
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15,000 EUR
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