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.



Milo Keller 

Claus Gunti
Milo Keller

Anniina Koivu, Basel

Bruno Ceschel, London

Ann-Christin Bertrand, Berlin
Kim Knoppers, Amsterdam
Rachel de Joode, London
Antje Peters, Berlin

Visiting Lecturers

Linus Bill, Bienne
Thibault Brevet, Berlin
Melanie Bühler, New York
Federica Chiocchetti, London
Marco De Mutiis, Winterthur

Jason Evans, London
Brad Feuerhelm, United States
Julien Gallico, Paris
Christophe Gaillard, Paris

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

Dominic Hawgood, London
Harm van den Dorpel, Berlin
Felicity Hammond, London
Darius Himes, New York
Ill Studio, Paris
It’s Our Playground, Paris
Rachel de Joode, Amsterdam
Nicolas Krebs & Taiyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin
Jonas Lindstroem, Berlin
Alix Marie, London
Flemming Ove Bech, Berlin
Lonneke van der Palen, Amsterdam

Alona Pardo, London
Nicolas Poillot (Études Studio), Paris
Paolo Roversi, Paris
RVB Books, Paris
Philip Schuette, Amsterdam
Thomas Traum, London
Lukas Wassmann, Zurich
Lars Willumeit, Zurich
Letha Wilson, New York
Qiu Yang, Amsterdam
Joël Vacheron, Lisbonne
Anne de Vries, Berlin
Francesco Zanot, Milan

Calum Douglas
Clément Gicquel 
Nicolas Polli

Semester evaluations
Collaboration with Gourmand Magazine
Collaboration with Gourmand Magazine