The intensive 32-week Professional Photography program is aimed at students with a strong work capacity. They will acquire all current skills and techniques within professional photography and put them into practice: photo reportage, studio photography, fashion photography, corporate photography, art direction, image management and publication.
After a first semester dedicated to the core skills, the students focus on their preferences (backed up by the advice of their instructors at Spéos): during the second semester, they specialize in studio photography or photo reportage. Students thus learn to master the process of shooting in all the technical and artistic dimensions; they also produce their own portfolio for professional use.
Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, with the continual guidance of their supervisors. Particular attention is paid to the synchronization of subject matters taught in the different courses.
Pre-requisites Students who aren’t native speakers of either English or French need to have a language level validated by an English or French language test at B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The language requirement needs to be submitted at the beginning of the program.
The first part of the program comprises the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photography, from September to December. The first few weeks are dedicated to the acquisition of the basic techniques, allowing the students to be able to produce photos of good quality. During the following weeks, the students continually improve their skills (shooting techniques, composition and style) up to the level of young professionals within the field of photography. At the end of the semester, according to their career goals, the students choose a specialization, either in studio, or in photo reportage.