Become a professional photographer with Spéos!
International Photography School based in Paris.
Courses in English or in French.
Applications Open September 1, 2023
Why choose Spéos International Photography School
Spéos trains the photographers of today and tomorrow
Established in 1985, Spéos photography school is a private higher education course. The school celebrates 36 years of experience in higher education in professional photography in 2021.
Spéos’ mission is to prepare students to meet current market demands and accompany them in becoming successful photographers in the field of their choice.
Courses at Spéos are organized mainly in small groups, hands-on with a lot of practice, and supervised by a team of highly qualified professionals.
The facilities are spacious and equipped with the latest equipment.
Choosing an international school, recognized by the profession and the industry
Spéos photography school has campuses in Paris and Biarritz (France). The school offers professional photography programs in English as well as in French. Spéos diplomas are recognized by the French State with the Title of Photographer RNCP level 6 and the school has received numerous accreditations. Spéos obtained the Qualiopi certification, France’s quality label for training providers.
Spéos offers unique and exclusive specialized programs with prestigious partners: Photojournalism with Agence France-Presse, Creative Documentary with Magnum Photos, Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography.
The Spéos Alumni Care program helps our graduates in their first professional steps.
A wide range of courses, tailored to everyone’s needs
Spéos photography school offers professional photography programs in 1 year, 2 years or 3 years, short programs, as well as photography workshops. The school also offers online photography courses with an immersive online course in Commercial + Fine Art Portrait Photography, and a Blended Learning Professional Photography course.
Students learn how to shoot and the various camera modes in natural light and in large photo studios. Photography courses include digital image processing, image management, photo retouching, post-production and audiovisual courses including video editing. Students present their portfolio and website to a graduation jury made up of professionals, and then at the Spéos end-of-the-year exhibition, the profession’s appointment for 36 years.
An Easy Way to Apply to Spéos Professional Photography Programs
Our various professional photography programs meet the expectations of photography students, professionals or passionate amateurs wishing to acquire or consolidate their knowledge.
Quick overview of Spéos photography school specialized programs
Spéos has formed many long-lasting alliances and exclusive partnerships with internationally acclaimed professionals such as Agence France-Presse, Magnum Photos or Polka Magazine. The school is uniquely integrated into the photography market, to the benefit of its students and graduates.
Creative Documentary and Photojournalism Program by Magnum Photos & Spéos
Magnum Photos and Spéos have partnered to create a 1-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris, in English.
Photojournalism Program by Polka & Spéos
Polka, a French magazine specialized in photography, and Spéos have opened a program dedicated to photojournalism.
This 22-week intensive training takes place once a year in Paris, with intake in February.
For several years, Spéos has been selected among the Top 5 photo schools in the world according to many different and independent rankings.
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