Master Professional Photography | © Proyecto: Ignorinthem. Estudiante: Aina Gutierrez

Language

English

Start date

January 2023

Frequency

Part-time

Fruition

On campus

Duration

11 Months

Credits

60

This master provides working tools that students can develop and apply in the different domains of photography.

Each student can decide when to enroll on each module. We aim to teach a methodology, not a series of recipes or technical details. Our guest specialists in photography, edition, post production, lighting and communication theory will provide their own point of view and will stress the aspects of major relevance. This richness and its international spirit make this master something really special.


With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely. 

Information to decide

 

By completing an IED Madrid master's degree programme, you will access cross-cutting training that complements your knowledge and strengthens your skills, preparing you to be a unique profile in the job market. 

Online preparatory course: optional

As a student of this master's degree, you will be able to participate in a preparatory course on basic tools for understanding the functioning of design and the skills, from a technical and personal development point of view, inherent to it:

  • Presentation and portfolio
  • Methodology
  • Social Innovation
  • Photoshop *you will be able to take a level test at the start of the course
  • Indesign *you will be able to take a level test at the start of the course
Elective subjects: IED credits

In addition to the core subjects of the master’s degree programme, you may choose between 2 and 5 optional branches that make up the DNA of IED students. These training branches cover the tools that will make the difference in completing your professional profile.

CoLAB: IED credits

To enhance the cross-cutting nature of the programmes, we have a collaborative project in which students from different programmes come together to develop one single project. With the guidance of leading professionals in the sector as tutors, the working groups will approach new disciplines and techniques. You will meet profiles from other programmes, you will interact with them as in companies’ multidisciplinary work groups, enjoying a unique experience that will enrich the way you approach a project.
In addition, this collaborative project will feature two weeks of conferences, workshops and group presentations: WikIED.

Students with degrees in Photography, Fine Arts, Media, Advertising or Communication. Young image-makers who want to specialise in the practice of professional photography; Photographers working in the industry who want to develop their own style, in their professional and personal work.

Objectives

We aim to teach a methodology, not a series of recipes or technical details. Our guest specialists in photography, edition, post production, lighting and communication theory will provide their own point of view and will stress the aspects of major relevance. This richness and its international spirit make this master something really special.

  1. Offer students a view of current tendencies in applied and commercial photography.
  2. Implement the tools and knowledge used in the photography industry.
  3. Familiarise students with contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, postproduction, publishing and stock.
  4. Show the cultural value of photography, forms of collaboration and creative funding models.
  5. Analyze the new challenges and opportunities of photography.
  6. Know about the history of photography in the context of design.

Syllabus

UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY

History of Photography
Communication Theory and Practice
Documentary Essay or Standard Photography
History of Photography
Business Practice
Documentary, Essay or Standard Photography With
Photojournalism



TECHNICAL

Studio 1: Lighting + Practical Includes Location Lighting
Studio 2: Portrait + Still Life+ Product: Project
Retouching : Project
Creative Process: Workflow and Portfolio Presentation
Techniques
Phase One: Digital Medium Format



GENRES

Photojournalism Practice Project
Fashion + Lifestyle Photography Practice Project
Advertising Project
Coolhunting
Being a Fashion Photographer Today



PROJECTS

Critique and Writing
Building Your Career: Research and Develop A Personal
Photographic Project.
The Photo Assignment
A Thoughtful Look



MASTERCLASS

Telling a Story With Photography
Curatorial
The Fashion Photoshoot



MASTER FINAL PROJECT

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Branch 1. Human-Centre Approach (Humanities)

Design anthropology

Gender and decolonial studies

Research methods

Branch 2. Better futures (Sustainability)

Eco-design strategy Wheel

Environmental impact

Energy efficiency and logistics

Branch 3. Technology and Innovation (Makerwise)

Interactive

Biomaterials

UX

Branch 4. Forward-Thinking (Strategies)

Disruptive thinking

Problem solver methods

Behavioural methods

Branch 5. Career Accelerator (Enterprise)

Entrepreneurial mindset

Start-up

Leadership

News