ENROLLMENT AND COSTS
How much is the tuition fee?
The tuition fee is € 8000.00 plus € 50.00 for the application call.
Where can I find the application call?
The application form is available in PDF format at the following LINK. The specific form relating to the Master in Photography can be found on page 17 of the document.
How can I enroll?
The procedure must be carried out through the IUAV university portal. More information at the following LINK.
When is the deadline for submitting the application?
Enrolling is open until 12.00 (CET) on Saturday 15/01/2022.
When will the admission ranking be published?
The list with the names of the candidates admitted to the interview will be published by 28/01/2022.
Is it possible to enroll in single courses?
It is not possible to enroll partly to the residences nor to few teaching modules.
What does the tuition fee include?
The fee of € 8000.00 includes the cost of all the teaching modules, the university fee, part of the accommodation costs during the traveling residences, as well as the costs for the production of collective projects (for example prints for the production of dummies and/or exhibitions).
When should the tuition fee be paid? Is it possible to pay it in installments?
The fee can be paid in two installments. First installment at 50% (+ € 16.00 duty stamp) by the admission deadline on 07/02/2022. Second installment at 50% three months after enrollment.
How should the tuition fee be paid?
The amount of the enrolment tax is payable through the PagoPA system according to the instructions at the following LINK.
Does the Master in Photography provide grants to students?
The Master in Photography does not provide scholarships. However, there are scholarships provided at regional level for Higher Education.
Are travel and accommodation included in the tuition fee?
All the travel expenses must be covered by students. In some cases the accommodation is paid by the University, in other cases the Master could suggest accommodation solutions at the student’s expenses. For further information and contacts send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which instruments and materials are granted within the fee to the students?
The Master has a photographic studio at Magazzino 7. During the academic period in Venice, students can use the multimedia laboratory, the printing service and it is possible to rent a series of professional tools (such as cameras, lenses, lights, scanners etc.) for free. Furthermore students can access the Iuav Library at the Tolentini venue.
Are the costs for prints and consumables related to the residences to be paid by the student?
Each workshop includes feedback sessions between students and teacher as well as a collective presentation at the end of the course where the projects are presented on printed matters. The master covers the expenses and/or the equipment for the realisation of the final output.
Is the cost of producing the final thesis included in the tuition fee?
The production costs of the final thesis is not included in the tuition fee.
REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION
What are the requirements / qualifications to access the Master?
To be admitted to the program, it is necessary to have one of the following qualifications: an Italian bachelor’s degree – laurea triennale – or an old-order degree, or a Bachelor’s degree obtained out of Italy considered equivalent to the Italian qualification (see the following LINK).
Does the Master provide an official University degree?
The Master is a first level university master, fully recognised as such by the didactic regulations in force.
Is it there a specific educational background required?
It is not necessary to have a specific educational background to apply for the Master in Photography. Students from past editions have different backgrounds such as architecture, design, visual arts, literature, engineering and others.
Do I need to submit a curriculum vitae or a portfolio to enroll?
At the time of application students must submit a CV, a cover letter and a portfolio. The portfolio can include commercial work as well as personal projects.
Is there an admission exam?
There is no admission exam. The ranking will be drawn up by a judging commission that will take into consideration the curricula and portfolios entered during the application phase. There will be a motivational interview that will be carried out remotely.
How many students are admitted to the Master?
A maximum number of 16 participants is admitted to the Master.
Is it necessary to have photographic equipment?
It is a necessar to own a camera for completing the Master. Each laboratory and residence, as well as the other classes require knowledge and conscious use of the photographic medium.
Is it necessary to have a laptop with specific applications installed?
A laptop is required for the courses. The programs that will be used during the Master are Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom and Adobe InDesign.
Can I use analog equipment?
The exclusive use of analogue equipment is strongly discouraged due to the fast pace of laboratories and residences where the review with the teachers and the editing on the material produced is as important as the shooting phase. The main use of digital equipment is therefore strongly recommended.
What is the average age of the participants? Are there any age restrictions?
There is no age limit to apply for the Master. The age range of the students of the previous editions goes from 23 to 70 years, with an average age of about 30 years.
Do I need to be able to speak Italian? Is an Italian language certificate required?
The Master is mainly held in Italian but dual language (ITA / ENG) is guaranteed in almost all the modules, together with the support of the teaching staff and tutors for foreign students. To access the Master it is however necessary to know the Italian language at an intermediate level, comparable to the following scores in the tests: IELTS score 6, TOEFL score 80 (Internet Based Test) or TOEFL score 550 (Paper Based Test).
Do I need to be able to speak English? Is an English language certificate required?
Not all the guest teachers of the Master are Italian native speakers. To access it is therefore necessary to know the English language at an intermediate level, comparable to the following scores in the tests: IELTS score 6, TOEFL score 80 (Internet Based Test) or TOEFL score 550 (Paper Based Test). In any case, support from the tutors for the management of specific situations is guaranteed.
How long does the Master last?
The Master lasts a whole year. It will start in March 2022 and end in April 2023.
How many days a week do I have to be present?
Lessons as well as workshops and residences cover the entire working week, from Monday to Friday.
Is attendance of the courses compulsory? If I work, can I still attend the master?
The Master has a compulsory attendance for frontal teaching and internship. A minimum percentage of 70% of the total number of hours is required in order to get the Master’s degree. A daytime midweek job is not compatible with the Master's calendar in the period between March and June in which lessons and workshops take place every day.
Can I attend the lessons remotely?
Attendance in the presence is mandatory for the workshops and strongly recommended in the frontal teaching part. However, it will be possible to request access to the streaming of the first two teaching modules (Photography Technique and Post Production).
How is the Master’s programme structured?
The Master is divided into 4 parts: frontal teaching, itinerant residences, internship and thesis. The 4-week teaching part is followed by the various residences across Italy which cover a period of another 12 weeks. During the following months students will have to carry out the internship and work on the thesis project, in view of the graduation. Find the program in detail at the following LINK.
Where can I find the calendar?
The day-by-day calendar of the program will be published together with the admission ranking. You can see the general program at the following LINK
Where are the lectures and residences held?
The technical and theoretical teaching lessons of the program are held in Venice in the photographic laboratory of Magazzino 7 at the IUAV university. The residencies take place in different locations across Italy. For more information visit the following LINK).
How are frontal lessons and residences carried out?
Frontal lessons include classroom teaching between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. The residences follow the teacher’s rhythms of research and production in relation to the topic of each workshop.
Where do I stay during the residences?
The accommodations can be different depending on the location of the residence. In any case, comfort and primary services are guaranteed. Some solutions will include common accommodation or shared rooms.
Is there any arrangement to reduce transportation costs?
As for the frontal lessons in Venice, the venue can be reached on foot if you are already in the lagoon or by surface transport and / or vaporetto depending on the starting point. The Venetian transport company (ACTV) offers discounted rates for students and young people through membership and monthly passes. Transportation between one residence and another takes place according to personal preference. The availability of a car is highly suggested, especially for the more peripheral residences.
What are the requirements for the internship? How long does it last?
The internship is compulsory and will take place after the period of frontal teaching and workshops. The Internship must last a minimum amount of 275 hours. The Master offers internship solutions in collaboration with the workshop’s teachers or with other partner realities and is open to welcome student’s proposals guaranteeing the IUAV patronage. The remuneration during the internship is not guaranteed and remains at the host's complete discretion. At this LINK you can see all the internships activated so far.
What are students expected to do for the thesis project? Will there be a final graduation discussion?
The thesis consists of a personal project that must be designed and realized in the form of a photographic book by the date of the final discussions to be held in April 2023. The form and content of the thesis are at the discretion of the student who must choose a supervisor for the development of the final project. The commission will evaluate the photographic book and the final score will also take into account the student's evolution along the year of the Master.
COVID-19 updates and questions
Detailed information on the university portal at the following LINK.
What happens if it is not possible to carry out face-to-face teaching due to the worsening of health conditions following the increase of COVID-19 infections?
If face-to-face teaching is no longer possible and the residences are temporarily suspended following the application of anti-contagion rules from COVID-19, the Master will reserve the right to request the extension of the program in order to be able to provide all the hours established by the program and guarantee the travel experience.
GUIDANCE & ORIENTATION
Who can I talk to before enrolling in the Master's program?
The tutors of the Master are available for online support. Feel free to send an email to email@example.com!
Will an Open Day of the Master be organized?
For the moment there are no Open Days scheduled. The tutors of the Master are available for any questions and clarifications.