Check out this video presenting the ECAL Master Photography programme. Apply until 13 April on ecal.ch
Relying on massive use of photographic images – a key element in today’s visual communication – this two-year course, unique in Switzerland, gives students with a related Bachelor’s degree an opportunity to develop projects in the long term. It especially pushes the boundaries of applied research in contemporary photography with an emphasis on picture dematerialisation through digital manipulation, 3D Computer Generated Imagery and virtual and augmented reality. From a physical viewpoint, it explores new forms of books, shaping images on various media as well as interactive exhibition design, up to and including the moving image.
Taking advantage of ECAL’s numerous collaborations with economic, industrial or cultural stakeholders, this training allows students to regularly rub shoulders with influential figures in fine art photography and commissioned work. Structured around practical lessons and workshop weeks, the programme fosters privileged encounters. As for theory, visual analyses and text productions also guide students towards the clarification and disclosure of project concepts. Finally, workshops, labs, studios and the availability of a state-of-the-art print shop ensure that the projects initiated are given concrete form.
The skills acquired and research conducted during the course give students the necessary tools to produce a wide-ranging innovative project, with significant opportunities in terms of dissemination and visibility. Through its pragmatic, artistic and applied nature, the Master Photography ensures that each graduate, based on their specific strengths and inclinations, finds a place in the top networks of contemporary photography.
The Master Photography is also developing a research project on recent changes in photography: augmented-photography.ch