Photography Diploma

General

Program Description

School of Creative Photography

Our 2-year full time stimulating program in English introduces students into all photo techniques including digital, analogue, advertising, wedding, fashion photography and there are also separate workshops for film making, photojournalism, landscape and architecture photography, product and food photography, commercial graphics and art photo techniques. The graduates receive the diploma – Fine Art Photographer.

The number of places is limited. There are no entrance exams. The order of applications determines the admission.

The school is approved by the Polish Ministry of Culture and is listed in the Ministry’s Art School Directory.

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The program ends up with a diploma collection of photographs on a chosen theme. Every student presents his work during an individual exhibition in one of the galleries in Krakow. During four semesters of study at the School of Creative Photography, you can prepare an outstanding portfolio that will open many doors and career opportunities.

Photography School owns a professional computer lab, fully equipped in Adobe programmes package.

There is also a separate workshop for gumprint (an old technique which changes ordinary photos into extremely attractive artistic works in long-lasting handmade process) and for liquid light photography (a technique of pacing photography on a different background like stones, wood, etc., involving the use of specific emulsion). Except for regular classes, students can attend a photography studio for free.

The educational philosophy is not to cram in information, but to release creative potential. This is accomplished through personal attention. Our success is based entirely on the flexibility, variety, and quality of the curriculum we offer. We attract students who want to invest in a creative education as their first step towards a fulfilling and expressive future.

The school is located in a pleasant and historic part of the city, an area characterized by its 19th-century buildings. Its location is both central (less than one mile from the Wawel Castle) and convenient – a two-minute walk from public transport.

The school has two modern buildings.

Teachers

Central to the school’s philosophy is a concept of the artist-teacher. All teachers are employed part-time so they are able to pursue their professional careers alongside their teaching. Many are established and distinguished photographers and bring to the school their invaluable professional experience. This system ensures that the students are taught by a variety of individuals who offer different perspectives. All teachers place a high value on the initiative, entrepreneurship, determination, evidence of experimentation, and the students’ willingness to look at the chosen subject with a fresh eye and an enquiring and critical mind. General arts classes are taught by university professors, artists with great professional achievements, participating in many international exhibitions. We invite also international experts in various fields of photography and art: Lucia Benická (Slovakia), Gary Baseman (USA), Mark Bickerstaffe (UK), Ernestine Ruben (USA), Naomi Rosenblum (USA) and more.

Language requirements

Classes will be held in English and command of the English language on an intermediate level is required. Polish classes are held for the first year of education.

For our perspective students who decide to study Polish in Krakow, we are opening a one-month language course in September.

Duration

  • Full time: 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Weekly attendance 25-27 hours per week.

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Fees

Education fees for European Union Citizens and citizens of Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Russia

Education at our school entitles you to a Polish visa.

Education fees in the school year 2020/2021:

Students are liable for bank charges and must instruct your bank accordingly.

  • Registration fee: 150 Euro
  • Education fees: 780 Euro per semester

Fees must be paid by transfer in Euro. Payment before the 15th of September and 15th of February.

Education fees for non-EU Citizens

Education fees in the school year 2020/2021:

Students are liable for bank charges and must instruct your bank accordingly.

  • Registration fee: 250 Euro
  • Education fees: 1500 Euro per Semester

Fees must be paid by transfer in Euro. Payment before the 15th of September and 15th of February.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design was established 30 years ago in Krakow, a cultural capital of Poland. The School offers tuition in English in the following fields

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design was established 30 years ago in Krakow, a cultural capital of Poland. The School offers tuition in English in the following fields Read less