Undergraduate Course in Photography
Undergraduate Courses - Milan
- Credits: 180
- Attendance: Full-time
- Language: English
The Photography course is provided in the framework of the Visual Arts School and offers, along with a specific study plan and liberal arts, several crossover courses to enable students to acquire multidisciplinary skills and strategies.
Through lessons and workshops supplied by major photographers and curators on the national and international scene, students experience the various fields of photography: commercial, editorial, documentary and artistic, to learn to translate abstract concepts and photographic ideas into observable representations.
Graduates from the photography BA will be able to work on both applied or self-assigned photography projects, but also in art direction or as curators, photo editors, photo retouchers or art buyers.
Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.
Context – Photographers nowadays are challenged not just technically but – and above all – in the interpretation and rethinking of their own assumptions to expand their knowledge and ideas and become notable contributors to the visual arts culture.
Methodology and structure – Bachelor's Degree in Photography is an intensive undergraduate program addressed to both technical and creative aspects of current digital and analog image practices.
Students explore all the main areas of photography through an expansive curriculum which includes theoretical, creative and technical skills, contextual subjects (photographic history, arts semiotics, the phenomenology of contemporary arts...) and professional development.
They gradually learn to use the equipment, to set up lighting and shoot pictures both outdoors and in highly specialized environments - such as the photographic studio – and to develop and to print black and white films in the darkroom.
Within each semester students produce technically outstanding and always more conceptually compelling images, learning how to organize their activities, deal with clients and design individual marketing strategies.
Liberal Arts lectures challenge students to understand cultural and social contexts, to read potential shifts in the interpretation of images through historical and contemporary perspectives thus improving their awareness of a wide range of issues.
Students are also invited to enter cross-disciplinary approaches, working collaboratively and respond to external events and activities.
The course is delivered by a team of professional photographers, artists, curators, and journalists, and broadened up by visiting tutors and speakers.
Careers - Photographer, Photographic Publishing Specialist, Photo Editor, Art Buyer, Photography Curator, Art Director, Studio Manager.
- History of Contemporary Art
- History of Applied Arts
- Design Methods
- Computer Graphics 1
- Photography Direction 1
- Photography 1
- Perception Theory and Psychology of Form
- Arts Semiotics
- Computer Graphics 2
- Photography Direction 2
- Photography 2
- Photographic Documentation
- Phenomenology Of Contemporary Arts
- Sociology Of Communications
- History Of Cinema And Video
- History Of Photography
- Advertising Communication
- Theory And Methods Of Mass Media
- Computer Graphics 3
- Photography 3
- Integrated New Media Techniques
- Art Direction
- Photography 4
The faculty comprises experts and professionals with the ability to teach applied skills and a constant stream of innovation. Each individual course is run in direct contact with and supported by companies operating in the fields in question.
As a school with an international vocation, the Istituto Europeo di Design welcomes students with different nationalities and cultures to all its campuses. Some 2,000 foreign students – primarily from the Far East, Central and South America and Europe – enrol in its courses every year. To date, the IED has trained students from about 100 different countries.