Second Edition of the European Master of Fine Art Photography

Proudly announcing the Second Edition of the European Master of Fine Art Photography

Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Program director Moritz Neumüller

Faculty include: Martin Parr | Simon Roberts | Alejandro Castellote | Javier Vallhonrat | Jean-François Chevrier | Elger Esser | Beat Streuli | Andreas Müller-Pohle | Dinu Li | Irina Tchmyreva | Joan Fontcuberta.

The European Master of Fine Art Photography is based on 3 fundamental premises:

– Its international nature, with a special focus on the European context.

– The excellence of its faculty.

– Its orientation towards artistic projects.

The purpose of the program is based on the premise that there is a conceptual European creative identity, which is and must primarily be a reference point in academics, culture and the art market. Its purpose, however, is not closed, but rather encompasses everything European; it is an invitation to diversity and exchange. In this sense, the participation of students from other continents is especially interesting and enriching.

This program is targeted at emerging photographers, as well as professionals in the photography industry who want to break into the art world. Classes will be held in Spanish and English. Thus, an upper intermediate level of both languages is required. Courses are taught by artists and international experts in their field, who speak from their own point of view, not from the text book. Our project tutors are the young and talented photographers Ricardo Cases, Joan Villaplana and Nicolás Combarro.

Workshop with Martin Parr, November 2011

A fundamental element of the Master’s academics is its orientation towards personal projects and exhibition, as well as personalized assistance. Throughout the process, the close experience with professors and tutors is one of the most enriching aspects of the program.
Course Information
The duration of the course is 450 Hours, equivalent to 60 European Credits. The course is based on individualized workshops with some of the best photographers and curators of the continent. These intensive sessions mostly take place towards the weekends and last between one and five days. Additionally, we will hold tutoring sessions (group and individual), excursions, extracurricular activities and a students’ “Jour Fixe” meeting once a week.

Start Date: April 10, 2012.
End Date: March 2013.

Partner institutions: European Photography Magazine | PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin | Central European House of Photography | Lumen Gallery, Budapest | Image Galleri, Aarhus | PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia | Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Brussels | Photographic Social Vision, Barcelona.
About the school
For the past 45 years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the field of research and education in the disciplines of fashion, design, visual arts and communications. Today, the IED is a constantly growing international network with branches in Italy (Milan, Rome, Torino, Florence, Venice, and Cagliari), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), and Brazil (São Paulo).

Ricardo Cases, “Tuneros” series, 2006

For more information visit European Master fo Fine Art Photography or download the program in PDF in  English or in Spanish.
For inquiries and enrolment, call +34 91 448 04 44, skype info.iedmadrid or write to

The students’ blog features the work for current Master students,
including their “Picture of the Day” project.


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