Academic Courses -

Bachelor's Degree in Photography and New Media



The course is offered in two different ways:

• ITALIAN BACHELOR OF ART DEGREE RECOGNIZED BY MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education)

• INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM

 

The Bachelor's degree in Photography and New Media is an artistic course of study at the university level that offers practical experience as well as cultural and technical knowledge that students apply to various areas of photography, from fashion to still life and from photojournalism to photo shoots in the studio and outdoors.
Students will graduate with the professional skills required to work with images on a global level, the knowledge to work on integrated and complex projects and specific technical expertise for various sectors: fashion, advertising, journalism, sports and publishing.
Students work in the Accademia's laboratories in individual and group projects under the guidance of professors who are specialists in the field.
During the program's three years, students are invited to participate in exhibitions, conferences and workshops. Interdisciplinary projects that involve the Fashion Design and Interior and Product Design departments are encouraged.
The driving philosophy of the program is one of global experimentation with visual languages and techniques to prepare students to enter the working world not only as photographers but as creative workers who know how to communicate with images and who can respond in an individual way to the needs of a society and market in continuous evolution.

There are two options for pursuing this degree. Students can select the program that best matches their needs.

• THREE YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY LEADING TO A DEGREE RECOGNIZED BY THE ITALIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (MIUR - MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, UNIVERSITA' E RICERCA)

This course of study, approved by the Italian Ministry of Education (Ministero dell'Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, D.L. n. 165 del 18/03/2013), is part of the Ministry's Department of Design and Applied Arts in the School of Artistic Design for Industry and includes various types educational activities related to diverse disciplines that contribute to the student's professional training.

• THREE YEAR INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND NEW MEDIA

This three-year program is divided into six academic semesters. Students who have previously completed coursework in this field of study may request admission into a more advanced semester.
Students who complete the program will be awarded an international degree. The program unites the Accademia Italiana's 30 years of experience in Italian fashion, art and design with training of an international orientation. The program will provide students not only with valuable knowledge and skills but also a global perspective and approach toward the international market that will serve them well in their future professions.


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List of (indicative) principle subjects of the course
Elements of Photography
Visual Arts Laboratory
Art History
Basic design
History of Photography
Technology of Photography
Elaboration of the Photographic Image (Photoshop)
Traditional Photography and Dark Room
Photography Studio (Portraits)
Landscape photography (urban and countryside)
Photography of Interior and Exterior Architecture
History of the Media
Contemporary Visual Art
Video Design
Web design
Still life
Fashion Photography
Photojournalism (reportage)
Photographic Portfolio
Graphic Layout

Activities
Speaking to the students of the Accademia Italiana during a recent encounter organized by the school, the internationally famous photographer, Oliviero Toscani, gave this advice: "Don't be afraid to have doubts and of being insecure because often it is precisely the moment of major uncertainty that corresponds to the moment of maximum creativity." This declaration can, in part, express the concept that is at the basis of the teaching philosophy proposed. In fact, the best ideas are born out of unceasing research resulting by turning sure things upside down and taking the product and heading towards a process of experimentation.
For this reason the school, in addition to giving the student the technical and cultural basis, promotes the birth of new stimuli, even unusual ones that will become specific research projects.
The school represents a moment of growth, but it is each individual student who will make the final choices on the basis of each one's own affinities.
The "maximum creative freedom" must always be accompanied by strong technical knowledge. This knowledge must include, together with photography, other areas pertinent to art, design and culture. This is the formative mission to which the Accademia Italiana is dedicated.


Course Start Dates:
- Italian Bachelor's degree program recognized by MIUR: September 11
- International Bachelor's degree program: September 11

 

 



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