Language

Italian

Start date

October 2022

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On campus

Duration

3 Years

Credits

180

Explore the many different opportunities that this profession has to offer in a city with a wealth of inspiration and experiences connected with images and art. This is actually what the Photography Undergraduate Programme at IED Torino has in store for you

The Photography Undergraduate Programme at IED Torino will provide you with a solid and multidisciplinary background, through in-depth knowledge of Art History, Photography, Film and Applied Arts, as well as contemporary media and communication. You will learn how to use light, and the best tools available, depending on the nature of your photographic projects and applications. Year after year, you will become more familiar with the software tools used to process images and videos, achieving consistent and professional results
Over the three years, all the photographers and the projects that we will work with will give you an insight into the world of photography as you discover more about the contemporary applications of this exciting language: think about social photography, reportage, documentation photography, new media and digital photography, and more traditional applications such as analogue darkroom photography, still life in photo studio, professional fashion photography and publishing, just to name a few. 

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Come and discover how pictures can be used as a combination of letters and symbols to tell stories and create imagery. Learn how to use technical tools - like special equipment - combined with analytical methods to make storytelling more fluid and enjoyable for the reader. Open up with curiosity to the latest innovations and ideas in the industry. Make research a key step in your creative process: a critical factor in achieving consistent, structured results with great quality work.
 

Over the three years of your Photography degree programme at IED Torino you will learn how to use the equipment correctly, working with specific lighting and shooting techniques, outdoors and also inside the darkroom. In addition, You will learn the theory and practice of every step involved in the production process: lighting, shooting, set management, post-production, and image presentation. 
You will also learn how to use photography as a shooting machine. Indeed, in many areas of work such as reportage, shooting sets and video clips, photographers can also be creators of motion pictures and producers of video materials.

You will be introduced to the tools and methods of the profession, but other than that you will learn how to manage your business, liaise with customers, develop market strategies and cover the different areas of photography where you can work.

The aim of the Photography degree programme at IED Torino is to provide training on how to translate abstract concepts into visual forms. Indeed, the art of photography involves continuous contamination between technical processes and emotional feelings that photographers want to convey through visual communication. 

Other than learning about the many different genres of photography, including commercial, print publishing and artistic works, the programme will also be covering projects, guided tours, workshops and meetings with expert photographers. The focus is very much on contemporary trends and recent developments in the industry, especially self-publishing and web content development. 
 

The Photography degree programme at IED Torino is designed for anyone like you who has a strong passion about photography. If you enjoy the idea of creating a new image, if your passion is going out looking for the best light setting to take that picture you've had in mind for a while, if you never give up trying and trying again to get the perfect shot, this programme is definitely the best for you.
Whatever your educational background is, the Photography degree programme at IED Torino does not require any special prerequisites as much as your curiosity about a dynamic business that has communication as its main focus.
Over the three years of study, you will learn how to translate a concept, an idea, a dream or a story into a visual image. Photography and video recording are now activities within everyone's reach as a result of widespread use of digital tools. Becoming a photographer, however, does not simply mean being able to use the tools. Rather, it involves understanding a multiform art where different aspects are involved. As a photographer you will be able to take this perspective in your own photographic production, creating continuous interaction with today's world and the latest market trends in the industry. The Photography degree programme at IED Torino will give you an insight into the multiple forms of the profession, helping you to understand the many different needs arising in the world of photography. 
 

If you opt for the Photography degree programme at IED Torino you will have the opportunity to enjoy a city that can be regarded as a real laboratory for photography and art. With its history and unique location, the city of Turin is a treasure of inspiring experiences: in recent years, it has hosted many events and organizations in the world of art and photography, such as Fondazione Sandretto, Rivoli, Artissima and a number of art galleries, including Gallerie d’Italia, which will be open in September 2022. 
Once you have enrolled in our Photography degree programme at IED Torino, you will have access to a variety of practical and applied experiences, resulting from years of cooperation between the different players involved in the promotion of the city. Students from past years took part in projects and had the opportunity to work with organizations, institutions or private contractors such as Intesa Sanpaolo, Città della Salute, Musei Reali Torino, Torino Film Festival, Artissima, Apart fair, The Others, Oscalito, Atipici streetwear and many others. 
Exchanging ideas and experiences with people having so many different needs will give you the opportunity to have a better understanding of the different specialization tracks available. These include subject areas connected with photo studios and still-life, reportage, portraits and fashion. As a result, at the end of your training you will find it easier to decide how to move into your future career.

If we think of how powerful the role of photography is in today’s communication industry, we can easily understand why a professional photographer is so important in any communication project. Upon completion of your programme, you will be able to work as a Photographer in a number of areas such as photojournalism, portraiture, architecture, reportage photography, storytelling, still life, publishing, photo editing, agency direction and advertising. 
 

Syllabus

first year

On your first year, you will study basic theory and practical aspects that will bring you closer to the world of photography. Subject areas like semiotics of art, history of applied arts, and photography direction 1 will provide the basis for development in later years.

HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
HISTORY OF APPLIED ARTS
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY
COMPUTER GRAPHICS 1
PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTION 1
THEORY OF PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF FORM
SEMIOTICS OF ART
PHOTOGRAPHY 1
 



second year

On your second year, you will get to the heart of the project phase: together with your classmates, you will gradually become familiar with the professional practice, dealing with the different requests coming through the briefs. You will also understand the advantages of using appropriate equipment and will learn how to achieve your goals under the supervision of expert lecturers.  
 
COMPUTER GRAPHICS 2
PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTION 2
PHOTOGRAPHY 2
PHOTOGRAPHY DOCUMENTATION
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
FILM AND VIDEO HISTORY
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
PROFESSIONAL PLANNING
 



third year

The third year marks the moment of your artistic evolution: here you will further develop your methods and practical skills to achieve full awareness of the narrative process. On this year you will also be working on your dissertation, a project reflecting your style and motivations that will be part of the first works to be included in your portfolio.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS 3
MASS MEDIA THEORY AND METHODS
PHOTOGRAPHY 3
NEW INTEGRATED MEDIA TECHNIQUES
CONTEMPORARY METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
PHOTOGRAPHY 4

Faculty

Giulia Ticozzi

Course Coordinator

Pedro Medina

Antonio La Grotta

Pierangelo Cavanna

Lorenza Bravetta

Dario Bosio

Matteo Balduzzi

Enzo Obiso

Bruno Nardini

Emanuela Genesio

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