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 

Claus Gunti
Milo Keller

Anniina Koivu, Basel

Bruno Ceschel, London

Kim Knoppers, Amsterdam

Alix Marie, London
Charles Negre, Paris
Lars Willumeit, Zurich

Visiting Lecturers
Ann-Christin Bertrand, Berlin
Linus Bill, Bienne
Thibault Brevet, Berlin
Melanie Bühler, New York
Stefan Burger, Zurich

Federica Chiocchetti, London
Marco De Mutiis, Winterthur

Jason Evans, London
Brad Feuerhelm, United States
Erwan Frotin, Paris

Julien Gallico, Paris
Christophe Gaillard, Paris

Golgotha, Paris
Ethan Greenbaum, New York
Christophe Guye, Zurich
Joe Hamilton, Melbourne

Harm van den Dorpel, Berlin
Felicity Hammond, London
Darius Himes, New York
Ill Studio, Paris
It’s Our Playground, Paris
Rachel de Joode, Amsterdam
Erik Kessels, Amsterdam

Nicolas Krebs & Taiyo Onorato (Tonk), Berlin
Sébastien Leseigneur
Jonas Lindstroem, Berlin
Flemming Ove Bech, Berlin
Lonneke van der Palen, Amsterdam

Alona Pardo, London
Christian Patterson, New York
Nicolas Poillot (Études Studio), Paris
Paolo Roversi, Paris
RVB Books, Paris
Philip Schuette, Amsterdam
Thomas Traum, London
Lukas Wassmann, Zurich
Letha Wilson, New York
Qiu Yang, Amsterdam
Joël Vacheron, Lisbonne
Anne de Vries, Berlin
Francesco Zanot, Milan

Calum Douglas
Clément Gicquel 
Nicolas Polli

Mirage Club
Workshop with Golgotha
Diploma project by Calum Douglas
Diploma project by Bastien Gomez
Diploma project by Yuliya Khan
Body without Organs
Diploma project by Justinas Vilutis
Power, Technology & Lies
Diploma project by Shin Young Park
Diploma project by Karla Hiraldo Voleau
Robert Swierczynski's diploma project
Diploma project by Eunwook Nam
Global Market
Designed Pleasure
Diploma project by Simone Sandhal
Workshop with Golgotha
Semester Evaluations
Semester Evaluations
Virtual Excavations
Workshop with Felicity Hammond