Masters Programs in Photography

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Photography

Photography is a fascinating form of art that emerged from a fruitful union of science and ancient traditions of visual arts. The act of photography creates still pictures that capture reality as seen through the lens of the camera. A Master in Photography explores the art in it’s many functions and forms, from fine art photography with purely aesthetic functions to catch the beauty of nature or creation unguarded and in full ripe, to merely pragmatic forms of forensic or science photography that aim to capture the facts and reality not tempered with. Whatever your photographic focus may be, a Master n Photography can be an excellent choice for you.

There are many different photography processes: black-and-white, color, infrared and ultraviolet, and digital photography. Each of them marks a different scientific age that comes up with inventions, relevant for art, and a Master in Photography can help you explore each one. Photography also plays its role in capturing historical and social contexts, since the photographers, as objective as they may seem, decide from what angle to take the photo and what element to include into the frame, thus influencing an allegedly objective picture.

Are you fascinated by the field of photography and art, interested in creating aesthetic objects or practical evidence? Once you positively answer this question, don’t hesitate to check out the possible Master in Photography programs below. Take the next step toward your Master in Photography, today!

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Master of Photography

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 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
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

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 Creative Photography

Escuela Universitaria ERAM
Campus Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Salt

Learn photography to build a story, to travel inside, to share with your fellow travelers an authentic adventure: tell sensitive stories with light. [+]

Learn photography to build a story, to travel inside, to share with your fellow travelers an authentic adventure: tell sensitive stories with light.

Curriculum

Creativity

Creativity is inherent in the human condition. It is the evolution that humanity has suffered since its inception and marks its future. There are different ways to define creativity, but all of them 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 pastes in a notebook, all those events, ideas, concepts, cuts, situations, etc. In short, everything that catches your attention and that is the subject of your interest. The logbook becomes a method within the creative process, which can serve the photographer to generate original ideas, on which he will work.... [-]


Online Masters Degree in Photography

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Part time 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Saint Ives

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 in Fashion Photography

Ferrari Fashion School
Campus Full time 8 months 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 Photography

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10 months 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

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2019 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.... [-]


Masters degree in advertising photography, fashion and art direction

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months 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 Photography Management

ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya
Campus 1 semester February 2019 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.... [-]


Master in Multimedia, Photography and Design

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

The Multimedia Photography and Design program 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 program 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... [-]

European Master of Professional Photography

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Paris United Kingdom London + 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. [+]

Ce programme certifié par EABHES, comprend trois étapes, pour une durée totale de 14 mois.

Pendant la première étape l’étudiant suit le programme Photographie Professionelle en 1 an, qui se déroule de septembre à mai de l’année suivante. Pendant la deuxième étape l’étudiant participe aux modules Experts au mois de juin et juillet (voir ci-dessous). La troisième étape est celle du projet professionnel, au cours de laquelle l’étudiant réfléchit sur son positionnement en début de carrière et rédige son rapport. Il soumet son projet à un jury en deux phases : une présentation orale en juillet qui permet de valider les grandes orientations et la cohérence de ce projet, et une présentation écrite améliorée et détaillée de ce projet sous forme de business plan qui sera remis fin septembre. ... [-]

Master in Professional Photography

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 9 months 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.

Master of Professional Photography at the IED Madrid from IED Madrid on Vimeo.

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. [-]

Master in Photography for Communication

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months 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.... [-]


Masters documentary and artistic photography

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Since its inception, despite all the technological, social and cultural changes that have occurred throughout history, the essence of photography and the basis of the professional photographer and social function remains the same: to tell stories through images, either with the intention of picking up a testimony of our time and society or to create an artistic discourse. [+]

Since its inception, despite all the technological, social and cultural changes that have occurred throughout history, the essence of photography and the basis of the professional photographer and social function remains the same: to tell stories through images, either with the intention of picking up a testimony of our time and society or to create an artistic discourse.

But we are aware that we live in a time of change, in which publications are increasingly turning to documentaries and reportage with a more personal and contemporary style, while the artistic photography is a clear trend towards documentation reality seen through a more intelligent and more critical look more personal. The media has also evolved and the traditional press has given way to a variety of media: photo book, exhibition, installation, online presentation or intervention of public space.... [-]


Master in Photography, Art and Technique

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia - UPV Photography
Campus Full time 4 semesters Open Enrollment Spain Valencia

In consonance with current developments in professional and creative photography, the university is fully committed to 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 a 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.... [-]