MA/MFA On Campus

Photography and Image Making

12 months
28600 EUR/year
14400 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.

Areas of Study

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 
  • Seminar : Portfolio Development
  • Research & Methodology
  • Digital Lab: Video
  • Digital Lab : Photo
  • Intermediate Research & Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines



MFA 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
    • Portfolio
    • Official Transcripts
    • English Language Test Scores
    • CV or Resumé
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Writing Sample or Short Essay on a Recent Creative Project

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14400 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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