The Professional Itinerary of Photography is the first year of a two-year program aimed at those beginning to study photography who are looking for a solid formation, both theoretical and practical.
It consists of 11 modules: ten specialized modules and one complementary training module that give students the security and autonomy necessary for working at a professional level.
It is a daily immersion in the world of images, a continuous process of study, practice and criticism. In parallel the students will become familiar with the photographic activity in the city, by attending exhibitions and conferences, meetings with photographers, curators and art centre managers; visiting galleries, foundations, museums, publishers, laboratories, studios and more..
The students will be given the opportunity to choose the language in which they will attend this course: either English or Spanish. Most of the activities extra classes (guided visits to exhibitions and conferences) will be in Spanish.
Shooting control. 48 hours: 12 lectures of 2h + 6 practical classes 4h.
Objective: Mastering the management of the SLR camera and its accessories, measuring light and using digital tools and resources related to image capture.
- Image Shooting
- Camera: Parties, types, controls, accessories and operation
- The Light Control: Shutter and aperture
- Measurement of Reflected Light: Light meter and histogram
- Light Metering Modes: Types and Features
- Lens: Types and Behavior
- The Nature of Light. Color Temperature
- The Portable Flash
- Incident Light Measuring and Flash Light
Instructors: Marcelo Isarrualde
Technology and color management. 68 hours: 21 lectures of 2h + 13 practical classes 2h.
Objective: Manage the basics of digital imaging, as well as tools, software and optimus work processes for its treatment.
- Photography and Technology.
- Computers for Photography. Basic Concepts
- The Photographic Archive. Formats
- Digital Imaging I and II (basic concepts)
- Size and Image Quality
- Color Management I and II
- Monitor Profile
- Entry Profile
- Laboratory Profile
- Printer Profile
- The Printing Process I, II and III
Instructor: Xavier Carreras
Interpretation and image construction. 24 hours: 12 lectures of 2h.
Objective: To understand that, beyond the technical mastery, is essential to know the compositional principles and expressive charge of the photographic language to create and interpret images.
- Key Concepts of Visual Perception
- Principles of Composition
- Expressive Value of the Elements of the Photographic Language
- Methodology for the Analysis of the Image
Instructors: Natalia Lloreta
Photographic genres. 26 hours: 13 lectures of 2h.
Objective: To deepen, through lectures and practical exercises, into the iconographic and iconological analysis of the photographic image, in their historical development and contemporary approaches.
- Photography and Portrait
- Photography and Still Life
- Photography and Space
- Photography and Time
- Photography and Fiction
Instructors: Lourdes Delgado
InDesign. 16 hours: 8 theoretical and practical classes 2h.
History of photography. 36 hours: 18 lectures of 2h.
Objective: To know the history of photography, authors and works, technical changes, aesthetic and stylistic of photography.
- Photography Origins
- The Multiplicable Image
- The Expansion of Photography
- The Uptake of the Moment
- Trends in the Late XIX and Early XX Century
- The Historical Modernity: Photography in the Interwar Period
- Post-II World War Photography
- New Fields of Photography From the 70s
Instructors: Lourdes Delgado
Postproduction. 108 hours: 27 theoretical and practical lessons 4h.
Objective: To use judiciously the tools and management techniques, optimization, and light and tonal adjustment with the photographs management and editing programs: Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop CC.
- Management of the Photographic Archive
- The Developing of RAW
- General Lighting and Tonal Adjustments
- Work by Areas
- Selection Tools
- Color Treatment
- Converting to Grayscale-BW
- Defects Correction
- Vector Selection
- Shadows and Distortions
- Brushes and Textures
- Retouching Still Life
- Cosmetic Retouching and Fashion
Instructor: Andreja Veluscek
Multimedia creation. 34 hours: 13 lectures of 2h + 2h 4 practical classes.
Objective: Explore new areas and forms of expression. Enter the field of video and film language. Understand the video as another medium of photography. Develop an audiovisual piece using the technique of stop motion.
- Introduction to Multimedia
- Audiovisual Language
- The Audiovisual Project.
- Introduction to Premiere Pro CC
- Final project
Instructor: María Abenia
Studio lighting. Introduction to the professional set. 24 hours: 6 theoretical and practical classes 4h.
Objective: To manage and control equipment and basic lighting techniques in the photo studio.
- Equipment and Accessories
- Digital Capture
- Characteristics of Light
- Flash Photometry
- Light and Contrast
- Light Positions
- Light Quality
- Modeling with Light
- Basic Lighting Schemes
Studio lighting. Advertising*. 40 hours: 10 theoretical and practical lessons 4h.
Objective: Theoretical and practical learning of light treatments and the most common resources in advertising and still life photography.
- Lighting Schemes and Techniques Applied to the Object Based on its Surface
- Process of Making a Still Life Photo
Studio lighting. Portrait*. 32 hours 8 theoretical and practical classes 4h.
Objective: To approach the world of portrait and fashion, implementing the general knowledge acquired in the previous module lighting.
- Schemes and Lighting Techniques Applied to Portrait. High key and Low Key
- Importance of the Fisionomy, the Pose and the Frame in Portrait
- Characteristics of a Portrait Session
* The modules of Studio Lighting Advertising and Portrait include 2 evaluation classes of the final project of 2h.
Project Area. 76 hours: 24 lectures of 3h + 1 lectures of 4h.
Objective: To create a photo project with a free technical issue and free subject, encouraging aspects such as discussion, argument and criticism. To develop the project, the students demonstrate the assimilation of the entire course content and their creative maturity.
- Conceptualization, planning and project documentation
- Analysis and critique sessions
- The final edition
- Features of presentation of a project
Instructor: Gordana Zgonjanin
Exterior Application Project (EAP). 60 hours.
- Each student will carry out a work assignment in the photographic field, applying the skills learned during their academic formation.
- Make contact with the professional world, having to respond to real jobs with quality requirements, deadlines and client relations.
- Learn through experience.
- Design and organize an efficient workflow that is coherent with the assignment.
- Apply the knowledge gained in the first years modules to a photographic assignment.
- Work individually or as a team, depending on the project.
Instructor: Dani Solsona
Further training. 135 hours
- To comment and evaluate the progress of individual projects.
- To contact the cultural world of the city, attending scheduled meetings with photographers, curators, gallery owners, art centers, laboratories, studios...
- To carry on the mandatory practices in the photo studio or in the digital classrooms.
The general criteria for evaluation takes into account: the weekly practices, attendance and class participation, exam each module and the final project of each module.
LENGTH OF THE COURSE
12 months. 727 hours.
18 years of age and level A/High School diploma (for foreign students compulsory education equivalent in each country).
- Digital SLR Camera
- Lens: Focal Range similar to a 24-105 mm
- External hard drive (at least 500 Gb)
SCHEDULE AND TUITION FEES
Starting Date: September 22th, 2017.
Finale Date: September 21th, 2018.
Hours - Class from Monday to Friday:
- Morning Group: 9:30 to 13:30h.
- Afternoon Group: 15.00h a 19.00h.
Tuition Fees: 5,700 €
Methods of Payment: Online payment on our website, deposit into bank account or bank transfer.
- Option A: A single payment
- Option B: Installments with charge:
- 700 € enrollment reservation
- 2,500 € paid 30 days before the beginning of classes
- Outstanding payments: by direct debit:
- 5 monthly installments of 600 € each (October, November, December, January and February).
If you come from another country, here we explain step by step what to do to study with us.
(More information about the bank account and all payment modalities by clicking the "Registration" button, located below the main course image).
Note: the fulfilment of the English version of this course is subject to a minimum number of students enrolled. Failure to meet the minimum squares, the money will be refunded.