ACADEMIC COURSE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

The Photography major of LABA in Florence is designed according to the Ministry’s new academic system (3+2). At the end of the first three years of studies, the student receives the ‘Diploma Accademico di 1° Livello(equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree).

The course prepares the students to work in the Photography industry with skills ranging from working as freelance photographer to directing photography.

It addresses the various aspects of all-round Photography, thereby ranging from post-production to editing, from video-making to the application of traditional photography techniques, reportage, show business, landscape, fashion, industrial and still-life photography, as well as the digital design aspects across the entire Adobe package.

USEFUL INFORMATION

ENROLMENT: Open

BEGINS: October 2020

DURATION: 3 years

QUALIFICATION: First level degree

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 15

LANGUAGE: Italian

WHAT WILL I LEARN BY ATTENTING THE LABA PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE?

 

The LABA course in Photography lasts three years.

Each student receives state of the art tools for learning the profession in all of the career paths involving photography: reportage, show business, landscape, fashion, industrial and still-life.

 

1° Year

  • History of modern art
  • Phenomenology in the media
  • Photography 1
  • Digital photography 1
  • History of photography
  • Basic computer science
  • History of cinematography and of video making
  • Digital image processing
  • English

2° Year

  • History of contemporary art
  • Semiotics of art
  • Digital technologies and applications
  • Multimedia dramaturgy
  • Photography 2
  • Digital photography 2
  • Digital video
  • Philosophy of art
  • Theory of perception and gestalt psychology

3° Year

  • Techniques and technologies of digital printing
  • Photography 3
  • Digital photography 3
  • Photographic documentation
  • Photography for the cultural heritage
  • Photography directing
  • History of photography critique
  • Cultural marketing fundamentals
  • English for artistic communication

PHOTOGRAPHY

WHICH CAREERS CAN I ASPIRE TO WITH A DEGREE IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

By attending the LABA Photography course (Diploma accademico di 1° livello – 1st level academic diploma), you will achieve access to many different careers in many different sectors, such as freelancing, photography directing and art director.

The educational program by LABA, in fact, allows its students to acquire skills that are easily marketable in the labour market.

The LABA Photography course creates professional figures capable of securing jobs such as:

ART DIRECTOR

Studies the visual, graphic and typographic aspects of communication. Has a solid background in visual communications and finds solutions thanks to the knowledge of the evocative and symbolic value of images.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

The professional who shoots pictures in highly specialised sectors such as: fashion shows and fashion shootings, reportages, still-life, industrial, landscape and architectural photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

The specialised photographer in charge of cinematography or theatre photography, the person who oversees all photography-related aspects for a film or a theatre performance.
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