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Program presentation

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 intensive 1-year program is certified by E.A.B.H.E.S and is aimed for students with a Bachelor’s degree.

This program allows students to master the photographic technique in all its artistic and technical dimensions. They are able to produce their own portfolio for professional use.

The European Master of Professional Photography in 1 year comprises 3 phases:
– The Professional Photography in 1 year Program, from September to May.
– The Expert Modules, in June and July.
– The planning and elaboration of the Professional Project, from June to September.

Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, with the continual guidance of their supervisors. Particular attention is paid to the synchronization of subject matters taught in the different courses.

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.

Next session: September 2021-July 2022
Campus: Paris or London (the Expert Modules are taught in Paris only)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition:
– France, UK, EU nationals: €25,000
– International students: €25,000

Double degree:
European Master of Professional Photography certified by E.A.B.H.E.S, European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools
– Title of Photographer RNCP level 7 – code NSF 323 t
This title is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of 25 February 2016 – published in the Journal Officiel of March 17th, 2016.

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Structure of the program

The first step is the Professional Photography in 1 year Program, which runs from September to May (intensive 32-week program). Students will acquire all current skills and techniques within professional photography and put them into practice: photo reportage, studio photography, fashion photography, corporate photography, image management and publication.

The Expert Modules (held in English only) aim at deepening the students’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. Each module takes place over several weeks, in June and July.

Courses and conferences are taught by experienced and recognized professionals who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise. These speakers emphasize the practical ownership of these skills and offer students valuable experience gain for their own personal projects.
See the list of lecturers year by year.

In July, the students participate in the design and creation of a magazine featuring their own photographic work to promote their achievements. This magazine is entirely designed by and for the students, with an editorial written by one of them.

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The third step is the Professional Project, during which students reflect on their position at the beginning of their career and write their business plan. This stage runs in parallel with the Expert Modules, from June to September.

Course description

From September to May
See the complete and detailed information of the Professional Photography in 1 year Program.