Photography and Image Making

Paris College of Art

12 months
28400 EUR/year
14200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Photography and Image Making programme of Paris College of Art focuses on new types of visual storytelling: still image, moving image, and multimedia, with a curriculum that emphasizes new media and transdisciplinary skill sets, and understands photography as a hybrid and emerging art form.


The Photography and Image Making programme of Paris College of Art explores digital image-making as a force and it is designed as a practice-based and process-oriented program. Based on the intersection of visual phenomena, new media, critical studies, and creative production, the program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training. Students who pursue the program at Paris College of Art have the potential for connection-building while they are still in the program.

At PCA, students can complete either a Masters of Art (MA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography and Image Making. The first two semesters (fall and spring) of these programs follow a common curriculum. MFA students continue for two semesters of study in the following academic year (fall and spring) to receive the MFA degree.

Students with an undergraduate background in photography and demonstrated technical skills (black & white and color photography, digital photography, lighting techniques, common software programs for editing) will be considered for admission.

The program combines technical knowledge and principles of photography and image-making research and theory. Studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals emphasize the mastery of contemporary techniques and professional practices, while theory-based and methodology courses help students develop their personal creative visions. Thanks to internships during the photo events held in Paris several times a year and ongoing partnerships between PCA and relevant Parisian institutions, students will be well prepared to enter the job market and will have started to create a professional network by the time they graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues I
  • Seminar l: Portfolio Development
  • Introduction to Research & Methodology
  • Digital Lab l: Video
  • Digital Lab II: Photo
  • Intermediate Research & Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A prospective student’s potential for artistic achievement is one of the most important criteria in evaluating candidates for admission. PCA students work with high level professionals in their chosen field of study, and a level of maturity and autonomy is expected of our students. 
  • English proficiency is a requirement, but we seek to serve an international student body where no one national group is dominant in numbers. We also care deeply about the sense of community that an institution of PCA’s size is able to offer, and respectful collaboration and teamwork are important values at PCA.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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