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Master Photography

ECAL is introducing a new master’s degree in Photography as from the 2016 academic year. Relying on massive use of photographic images – a key element in today’s visual communication – this two-year programme, 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 digital, web and network manipulation, new forms of books, shaping images on various media, 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 opportun-ities 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.


TO APPLY


Head
Milo Keller 

Professors
Claus Gunti
Milo Keller

Anniina Koivu, Basel
Joël Vacheron, London

Lecturers
Ann-Christin Bertrand, Berlin

Bruno Ceschel, London

Kim Knoppers, Amsterdam

Harm van den Dorpel, Berlin

Julien Gallico, Paris

Visiting Lecturers
Linus Bill, Bienne

Thibault Brevet, Berlin

Melanie Bühler, New York

Stefan Burger, Zurich

Federica Chiocchetti, London
Marco De Mutiis, Winterthur

Jason Evans, London

Erwan Frotin, Paris

Christophe Gaillard, Paris

Ethan Greenbaum, New York
Christophe Guye, Zurich
Joe Hamilton, Melbourne

Darius Himes, New York

Ill Studio, Paris

It’s Our Playground, Paris

Rachel de Joode, Amsterdam
Erik Kessels, Amsterdam

Nicolas Krebs & Taiyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin

Sébastien Leseigneur

More and More, London
Charles Negre, Paris
Lonneke van der Palen, Amsterdam

Christian Patterson, New York

Nicolas Poillot (Études Studio), Paris
Paolo Roversi, Paris
RVB Books, Paris

Thomas Traum, London
Lukas Wassmann, Zurich
Letha Wilson, New York
Qiu Yang, Amsterdam
Ann de Vries, Berlin
Lars Willumeit, Zurich
Francesco Zanot, Milan

Assistants
Clément Gicquel
Nicolas Polli
Senta Simond

Summer University / New York City


Summer University / New York City


Summer University / New York City

Studio visit with Aurélien Arbet (études studio)


Workshop with Ethan Greenbaum & Letha Wilson

Simone Sandahl


Workshop with Ethan Greenbaum & Letha Wilson

Final group picture


Workshop with Ethan Greenbaum

NYC


Workshop with Letha Wilson 

NYC

Workshop with Thomas Traum

Exhibition view


Photobook with Bruno Ceschel

Karla H. Voleau


Photobook with Bruno Ceschel

Maria Tasula


Photobook with Bruno Ceschel

Simone Sandahl


Collaboration with HYT
Exhibition workshop with Charles Negre

Collaboration with HYT
Results workshop with Charles Negre
Calum Douglas / Eunwook Nam

Collaboration with HYT
Backstage workshop with Charles Negre

Rayon Vert

Diploma project by Senta Simond


Do Androids Dream About Electric Sheep

Diploma Project by Johannes Bauer


Spectacle Total

Diploma Project by Laura Zoccarato


Genesis 1:27

Diploma Project by Nicolas Toulotte

Augmented Photography – Research Project

Workshop with Joe Hamilton – ECAL/Maria Tasula

Berlin 26.09.2016 — 02.10.2016


Workshop with Joe Hamilton – ECAL/Johannes Bauer

Berlin 26.09.2016 — 02.10.2016

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin

ECAL/Nicolas Polli

ECAL/Nicolas Toulotte

ECAL/Christelle Boulé

ECAL/Senta Simond

ECAL/Dimitry Bukreev

Workshop with Taiyo Onorato / creation of a book produced during a performance at C|O Berlin