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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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University of Applied Sciences Europe

Make a leap at BTK for an exciting and creative career in Photography. How? With a future-oriented, accredited master program at the BTK – in an environment that sets no ... [+]

Make a leap at BTK for an exciting and creative career in Photography. How? With a future-oriented, accredited master program at the BTK – in an environment that sets no limits on the development of your artistic potential either personally or geographically. Practical, personal, with special international opportunities – thanks to our membership in Laureate, the world’s largest university network and to a big partner network dispersed over all continents.

Whether in still-life, social portraiture, science, art, and illustration, or advertising and fashion – successful photographers explore the medium’s vast potential by employing the approach of staging. Additionally, the digital revolution has opened up the creative space for photographers to an infinite range of new possibilities. Above that, this rapidly-evolving technology is changing our culturally-coded perception of space and time in new modes of communication.... [-]

Germany Berlin
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University

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, a ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Ives
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Part-time
2 years
Online
RM Istituto Moda e Design Milano

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international photography professionals in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly fr ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Acquire the conceptual, academic and technical skills needed to succeed as an artist in the field of photography and related media. ... [+]

Overview

The masters in photography and related media emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive artist. This photography masters degree program encourages graduate study in photography and related media as a means to personal, aesthetic, intellectual, and career development.

The curriculum provides a focus of study that is continually sensitive to the needs of each student, building upon the strengths each individual brings to the program. Successful completion of the program enables students to seek careers in fields including education, museum or gallery work, or as self-employed visual artists.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya

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 m ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
1 semester
Campus
RM Milan - International Fashion and Design School

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 craf ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Milan
November 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
Seeway - Barcelona

The Master in Documentary Photography of Author is a contemporary didactic proposal, in tune with the effervescent panorama of the digital revolution, in the fertile terr ... [+]

The Master in Documentary Photography of Author is a contemporary didactic proposal, in tune with the effervescent panorama of the digital revolution, in the fertile territory of encounter between photography, art, information and visual communication.

The program has a critical approach and deals experimentally and constructively with the essential questions that characterize the concept of the "documentary" in its relation to art. Its fundamental objective is to explore and take advantage of the possibilities that arise from the conjugation of the subjectivity of the author with the demands of documentary practice.

The proposal reflects the current nature of the image, hybrid and dynamic, and is part of a new media ecology that demands evolutionary modes of production, distribution and consumption of information in all its forms.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Part-time
9 months
Campus
Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

The Multimedia Photography and Design program attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design ... [+]

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... [-]
USA Syracuse
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in 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 have an opport ... [+]

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 have an 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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in History of Photography offers a range of innovative modules that cover from the origins of photography to contemporary practices and debates, including moder ... [+]

The MLitt in History of Photography offers a range of innovative modules that cover from the origins of photography to contemporary practices and debates, including modernist art photography, documentary approaches, photographic collections, and technological advances up to the digital era.

The MLitt in History of Photography offers a unique opportunity to study the history of photography as a specialised field of research.

Highlights This innovative degree is inspired by the important role played by St Andrews in the early history of the most influential visual medium of the modern era. Students are introduced to the theoretical and methodological challenges and debates that photography’s multiple functions and contexts have provoked since its invention. Classes make full use of the outstanding photographic collections of the University Library and associated archives, such as that held by the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. Small class sizes prioritise discussion with peers and interaction with the tutor. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The European Master of Contemporary Photography is, today, the most ambitious proposal in training in artistic photography and aspires to be a meeting point for artists a ... [+]

Description

The European Master of Contemporary Photography is, today, the most ambitious proposal in training in artistic photography and aspires to be a meeting point for artists and professionals for the enrichment of this field in Spain.

Practical and innovative, it is a unique program based on the excellence of its teachers (Martin Parr, Irina Chmyreva, Joan Fontcuberta and Andreas Müller-Pohle, among others) that is born from the premise that there is a European conceptual and creative identity and that this it is and must be a reference of the first order in the academic, cultural and art markets. In this sense, the participation of students from very different continents is especially interesting and enriching.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2020
Part-time
9 months
Campus
Ferrari Fashion School

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 meth ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
8 months
Campus
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia - UPV Photography

In consonance with current developments in professional and creative photography, the university is fully committed to the education of future professionals in both field ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Valencia
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Lens - Fotografía

LENS announces the 4th edition of the Master in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects, which will begin in October ... [+]

WHAT IS THE MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

LENS announces the 4th edition of the Master in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects, starting in October 2014.

A flexible training program in photography that combines lectures, workshops, tutorials and online classroom, visits to international photography festivals, professional practice and the performance of a group exhibition.

Master students will master the tools to make photography a career based on the quality of your photo projects, developing a flexible itinerary that fits easily into your concerns and abilities and prepares them to identify opportunities for continuous professional context state of change.

Master Classes Photography occur in classrooms LENS in central Madrid and are taught in Spanish.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online & Campus Combined
Escuela Universitaria ERAM

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.... [-]

Spain Salt
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Spanish,Catalan
Part-time
9 months
Campus