Pace: Full time
Duration: 1-2 years
Study Type: Campus
MA & MFA Year one: €14.200,-
MFA Year 2: €14.200,-
In this program, students explore digital image-making through practice-based and process-oriented research. At the intersection of visual phenomena, new media, critical studies, and creative production, the program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training.
The MA/MFA in Photography and Image-Making focuses on new types of visual storytelling: still image, moving image, and multimedia, with a curriculum that emphasizes new media and transdisciplinary skill sets, and understands photography as a hybrid and emerging art form.
The program explores digital image-making as a force, and it is designed as a practice-based and process-oriented program. Based on the intersection of visual phenomena, new media, critical studies, and creative production, the program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training.
Students who pursue the program at Paris College of Art have the potential for connection-building while they are still in the program. At PCA, students can complete either a Masters of Art (MA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography and Image-Making. The first two semesters (fall and spring) of these programs follow a common curriculum. MFA students continue for two semesters of study in the following academic year (fall and spring) to receive the MFA degree.
Students with an undergraduate background in photography and demonstrated technical skills (black & white and color photography, digital photography, lighting techniques, common software programs for editing) will be considered for admission.
The program combines technical knowledge and principles of photography and image-making research and theory. Studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals emphasize the mastery of contemporary techniques and professional practices, while theory-based and methodology courses help students develop their personal creative visions. Thanks to internships during the photo events held in Paris several times a year and ongoing partnerships between PCA and relevant Parisian institutions, students will be well prepared to enter the job market and will have started to create a professional network by the time they graduate.
Students specialize in photography and image-making, choosing to produce a final portfolio of either still or moving images, while at the same time continuing to broaden their knowledge and skills through supportive art & design courses and electives. In addition to studio and research, there is a focus on scholarship and preparation for teaching since graduates may choose to pursue a career in academia.
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