|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
The MA Program Photoghraphy at FAMU in English is designated for students with completed bachelor’s studies. Bachelor’s study in the field of photography or visual arts is an advantage but not a prerequisite. All applicants should have a deep interest in photography in general, as well as in own original work in this media. The program offers an extension and intensification of the understanding of photography in practical, as well as theoretical areas of study and it prepares the students for a career as a professional photographer.
Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media.
Courses in history and theory of photography, film, art and visual culture represent an important part of the study of photography at the Department of Photography (“DoP”), FAMU. Lectures and seminars mainly serve the purposes of putting things in context and strengthening students’ creative practice; they teach critical thinking, research practices, and the basics of handling academic texts in the fields of humanities and social sciences. In addition to instruction provided by DoP’s key teachers, focusing primarily on the history and the present of technical images, students can attend also other courses at FAMU that are focused mainly on the history of Czech and world cinematography and culture.
Studio Tabletop is equipped with Sinar type large-format cameras with a film format of up to 18 x 24 cm, including digital alternatives. Studio for life photography has a flash lighting system with above standard power of 12 000 Ws; it has a Hasselblad camera with a digital back, and an analog camera Mamiya RB 67 with a set of interchangeable lenses. Studio Portrait and Figure offers similar equipment as above and the possibility to create an endless background. Computer room and a room for scanning films (negatives and positives) are available in the school. For more demanding work there is the scanner Hasselblad Flextight x5.