DESCRIPTION

The Academic Master in Photography and Visual Design integrates theoretical study with workshops and practical projects. The program is enriched by guided visits to research centers and performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theaters, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. Workshops simulating real assignments in real technologically-equipped studios are conducted in collaboration with a network of partner companies and institutions and focus on various project areas from photography exhibitions to magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. The second part of the program is dedicated to a period of internship at selected companies or institutions such as publishing companies, editorial offices, photo agencies, photo archives, museums, galleries, or photo studios that facilitate entry into the job market. The combination of all these different aspects and approaches represents the tool through which this program prepares groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of photography, arts, and national and international communication.

During the Academic Master, students have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire a solid base of historical and cultural knowledge
  • Develop the technical and practical skills necessary for success in national and international markets
  • Learn a number of professional methods and presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFA).

Master in Photography and Visual Design

CURRICULUM

Project and Set Design (Exhibition), Photography (Magazines), Project Methodology of Visual Communication, History of Photography, Photo Documentation, Phenomenology of Image, Computer Graphics, Digital Photography

Faculty

Marco Scotini

Marco Scotini

Francesco Zanot

Francesco Zanot

Faculty and Visiting Professors

Gerry Badger, Erick Beltran, Vincenzo Castella, Luca Cerizza, Charles Esche, Linda Fregni Nagler, Peter Friedl, Walter Guadagnini, Hou Hanru, Jens Hoffmann, Francesco Jodice, Vasif Kortun, Franco La Cecla, Marcello Maloberti, Christian Marazzi, Chus Martinez, Angela Melitopoulos, Adrian Paci, Grazia Quaroni, Tim Rollins, Andrea Sala, Nicola Setari, Giovanna Silva, Eyal Sivan, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Giorgio Verzotti, Luca Vitone

PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES

This program trains graduates to become professionals who are involved in the creation, direction, production, and distribution of photographic images for both commercial objectives and artistic goals, such as:

  • Photographer
  • Curator and cultural operator
  • Events manager for photographic exhibitions, festivals, fairs
  • Photo editor and image consultant for companies and publishing houses
  • Photo research specialist and archivist for image banks and stock photography agencies

NABA's Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 89% of NABA graduates find employment during the first year after graduation (data certified by Ipsos Observer regarding 2015 NABA graduates). Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students, including Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion—Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, galleria Form Content (London), BAK—basis voor actuele kunst, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Sotheby’s Italia, Skira Editore, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni, Careof Organization for Contemporary Art, and Open Care.

The Master in Photography and Visual Design cooperates or has cooperated with Canon, Condé Nast, Contrasto, De Agostini, Fabbrica el Vapore, Fotografi Senza Frontiere, Frieze, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Guggenheim Museum Venice, Mack Books, Magnum Photos, Mondadori, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Ogilvy & Mather, Paradox Amsterdam, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, RCS Quotidiani, Skira, and the World Wide Fund of Nature.

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