Master Photography

ECAL is introducing a new master’s degree in Photography as from the 2016 academic year. Relying on massive use of photographic images – a key element in today’s visual communication – this two-year programme, unique in Switzerland, gives students with a related Bachelor’s degree an opportunity to develop projects in the long term. It especially pushes the boundaries of applied research in contemporary photography with an emphasis on digital, web and network manipulation, new forms of books, shaping images on various media, interactive exhibition design, up to and including the moving image.

Taking advantage of ECAL’s numerous collaborations with economic, industrial or cultural stakeholders, this training allows students to regularly rub shoulders with influential figures in fine art photography and commissioned work. Structured around practical lessons and workshop weeks, the programme fosters privileged encounters. As for theory, visual analyses and text productions also guide students towards the clarification and disclosure of project concepts. Finally, workshops, labs, studios and the availability of a state-of-the-art print shop ensure that the projects initiated are given concrete form.

The skills acquired and research conducted during the course give students the necessary tools to produce a wide-ranging innovative project, with significant opportun-ities in terms of dissemination and visibility. Through its pragmatic, artistic and applied nature, the Master Photography ensures that each graduate, based on their specific strengths and inclinations, finds a place in the top networks of contemporary photography.


Milo Keller 

Anoush Abrar
Claus Gunti
Milo Keller
Anniina Koivu, Bâle
Joël Vacheron, Londres

Visiting Lecturers
Linus Bill, Bienne
Viktoria Binschtok, Berlin
Adam Broomberg, Londres
Stefan Burger, Zurich
Bruno Ceschel, Londres
Pierre Debusschere, Bruxelles
Jason Evans, Londres
Erwan Frotin, Paris
Julien Gallico, Paris
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Philipe Jarrigeon, Paris
Rachel de Joode, Berlin
Erik Kessels, Amsterdam
Kim Knoppers, Amsterdam
Nicolas Krebs & Talyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin
Thomas Mailaender, Paris
Lonneke van der Palen, Amsterdam
Christian Patterson, New York
Harri Peccinotti, Paris
Walter Pfeiffer, Zurich
Augustin Rebetez
Maya Rochat
Paolo Roversi, Paris
RVB Books, Paris
Daniel Sannwald, Londres
Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Amsterdam
Jaap Scheeren, Amsterdam
Lukas Wassmann, Zurich
Qiu Yang, Amsterdam

Maxime Guyon
Frederik Mahler-Andersen
Nicolas Polli

ECAL/Nicolas Polli

ECAL/Nicolas Toulotte

ECAL/Christelle Boulé

ECAL/Senta Simond

ECAL/Dimitry Bukreev