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  • Course description
    Photography
    Undergraduate Courses - Milan

    • Credits: 180
    • Attendance: Full-time
    • Language: English

    The Photography course is provided in the framework of the Visual Arts School and offers, along with a specific study plan and liberal arts, several crossover courses to enable students to acquire multidisciplinary skills and strategies.
    Through lessons and workshops supplied by major photographers and curators on the national and international scene, students experience the various fields of photography: commercial, editorial, documentary and artistic, to learn to translate abstract concepts and photographic ideas into observable representations.
    Graduates from the photography BA will be able to work on both applied or self-assigned photography projects, but also in art direction or as curators, photo editors, photo retouchers or art buyers.  

    Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

    Description

    Context – Photographers nowadays are challenged not just technically but – and above all – in the interpretation and rethinking of their own assumptions to expand their knowledge and ideas and become notable contributors to the visual arts culture.

    Methodology and structure – Bachelor's Degree in Photography is an intensive undergraduate program addressed to both technical and creative aspects of current digital and analog image practices.

    Students explore all the main areas of photography through an expansive curriculum which includes theoretical, creative and technical skills, contextual subjects (photographic history, arts semiotics, the phenomenology of contemporary arts...) and professional development.
    They gradually learn to use the equipment, to set up lighting and shoot pictures both outdoors and in highly specialized environments - such as the photographic studio – and to develop and to print black and white films in the darkroom.
    Within each semester students produce technically outstanding and always more conceptually compelling images, learning how to organize their activities, deal with clients and design individual marketing strategies.
    Liberal Arts lectures challenge students to understand cultural and social contexts, to read potential shifts in the interpretation of images through historical and contemporary perspectives thus improving their awareness of a wide range of issues.
    Students are also invited to enter cross-disciplinary approaches, working collaboratively and respond to external events and activities.
    The course is delivered by a team of professional photographers, artists, curators, and journalists, and broadened up by visiting tutors and speakers.

    Subjects

    I year

    History of Contemporary Art
    History of Applied Arts
    Design Methods
    Computer Graphics 1
    Photography Direction 1
    Photography 1
    Perception Theory and Psychology of Form
    Arts Semiotics

    II year

    Computer Graphics 2
    Photography Direction 2
    Photography 2
    Photographic Documentation
    Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts
    Sociology of Communications
    History of Cinema and Video
    History of Photography
    Advertising Communication

    III year

    Theory and Methods of Mass Media
    Computer Graphics 3
    Photography 3
    Integrated New Media Techniques
    Art Direction
    Photography 4

    About IED:

    For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.

    The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil.

    Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.

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