This MA is made up of three modules focusing on Advertising and Editorial, Documentary and Reportage, and Fashion and Lifestyle. The students must present a final project along with a written dossier.
The main objectives of this Master program are:
• To offer students a view of current tendencies in applied and commercial photography.
• To implement the tools and knowledge used in the photography industry.
• To familiarise students with contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, post-production, publishing and stock.
• To show the cultural value of photography, forms of collaboration and creative funding models,
• To analyse the challenges and limitations of the market in times of strong media convergence and downsizing,
• To get to know about the history of photography in the context of design.
Professional Opportunities: This Master programme offers students the chance to access the field of professional photography, which has a high demand in many fields: Many artbuyers and photoeditors worked as photographers themselves or graduated in photography. Therefore they know the challenges and needs of photographic artists and can also communicate with them at eye level. This course could initialize an entry into professional life of creative industry regarding art buying, photo editing, agent, etc.
The European Master of Contemporary Photography is, at present, the most ambitious training proposal in the field of art photography and aims to become meeting point for artists and professionals, enriching this field in Spain.
Practical and innovative, it is a unique programme based on the excellence of its faculty (Martin Parr, Simon Roberts, Joan Fontcuberta and Andreas Müller-Pohle, among others). It emerged on the basis of the premise that there exists a European conceptual and creative identity, which can and should be an important reference point in the fields of academia, culture and the art market. In this sense, the participation of students from a range of continents is especially interesting and enriching.
In consequence, the European Master of Contemporary Photography is based on three main pillars:
• International nature, with a special focus on the European realm.
• The excellence of the faculty.
• A focus on the production of an artistic project.