The course is aimed at those who wish to develop the necessary skills to make a genuine profession out of photography: the goal of the course is to train professional figures to that they may operate at their ease in the various fields of commercial photography.
Starting from theoretical lessons in which the mainstays of photographic culture are examined, touching on the principal foundations of basic technique, the one-year course sets out to investigate the various specific aspects of photography as a profession along parallel yet complementary paths: from fashion and advertising photography to reportage, from architectural photography to the use of video technology, without overlooking the modern-day roles played by the figure of the photographer, such as that for events and the use of photographic imagery in new media.
Special attention is also given to post-production, to the presentation and promotion of your own work, along with the copyright protection of your images.
In the first part of the year, from January to June, lessons are held full time, from Monday to Thursday. Alongside the hours of lessons, major space is also given over to the development of works prepared during the course. Instead, from October to December, weekend workshops are held focusing on specific aspects: allowing participants to fine-tune the skills they have acquired.
Over the course of the year, the students have the chance to take part in specific projects promoted by the Fondazione Fotografia Modena as well as other institutions, thereby putting the notions learnt into practice. Once the course has been completed, the participants will be able to present their honed professional skills to the market.