Master in Photography and New Media

Academy of Fine Arts and Design

Program Description

Master in Photography and New Media

Academy of Fine Arts and Design

The Department of Photography and New Media provides educational process in the context of photographic medium in response to free fine art. Concept of teaching in the Department seeks to combine the study of analogue and digital photography, computer programmes, new technologies and video. Three studios create a basic unit of teaching process and main focus is given to principal of individual free creation reflecting the current contests of contemporary art within the photographic medium framework, frequently transcending the boundaries towards multimedia process. Wide variability of study programme structure is complemented by specialized subjects and a training course. Individual contents are designed in a way to cover the whole range of approaches in photographic medium from the perspective of technology, art and content.

Following the studio part of the teaching process its structure is complemented by specialized workshops and lectures. Teaching of specialized subjects is gradually transformed into a modular and block tuition which seems to be more effective model with regard to study results. There are also optional specialized subjects in the offer of study programme, which often relate to research or artistic activity of individual teachers and internal PhD candidates in interrelation with specific grants and cooperation with other institutions.


  • Studio about Photography
  • Laboratory of Photography
  • Studio of Creative Photography
  • Preparatory Course of Photography

Studio about Photography

The concept of the Studio about Photography is based on a research of a display language of the photography, on analysis of the concept of the photographic medium itself and the photographic image.

The studio is systematically working on short and long term projects devoted to the problems of contemporary art and thematic orientation is targeted primarily on issues related to the very concept and definition of photos. Research of technical image picture issues and understanding of as broadest as possible contexts and specific information about this media form the basic core of the studio concept. Teaching process leads to orientation in matters of old and new media, and from the perspective of interdisciplinary rules also completely in the field of visual art.

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Laboratory of Photography

The Studio Laboratory of Photography includes wide range of photographic media from conceptual, documentary and art photography to its projection to other media such as video, performance, installation, painting, while the students are provided with knowledge throughout the entire history of art. The emphasis is put on experiment, however, craft mastering is not underestimated. Not only global issues are solved in the studio, but also, for example, searching of alternatives towards contemporary perception of consumer lifestyle.

Studio of Creative Photography

Studio of Creative Photography =

  • The joy of creation
  • Love of photography
  • Freedom of expression
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Humility to craft

Preparatory Course of Photography

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 9, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
February 2017, September 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date February 2017, September 2017
Slovakia Bratislava
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Duration 2 years
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