Masters documentary and artistic photography


Program Description

Since its inception, despite all the technological, social and cultural changes that have occurred throughout history, the essence of photography and the basis of the professional photographer and social function remains the same: to tell stories through images, either with the intention of picking up a testimony of our time and society or to create an artistic discourse.

But we are aware that we live in a time of change, in which publications are increasingly turning to documentaries and reportage with a more personal and contemporary style, while the artistic photography is a clear trend towards documentation reality seen through a more intelligent and more critical look more personal. The media has also evolved and the traditional press has given way to a variety of media: photo book, exhibition, installation, online presentation or intervention of public space.

As a result, they have erased the lines between media and professional dissemination of art, so now it is essential to have solid knowledge to develop in parallel as an author and as a professional witness of this in which we live, promoting ability to create a particular vision through personal projects.


This master's degree aims to provide participants of the relevant professional, technical and historical knowledge to develop successfully in the world of photo-reportage and contemporary documentary in different professional fields and media, relying on the personal contribution and the artistic vision of the work. It is designed as a specialization for photographers who wish to develop their creative abilities in the field of documentary and contemporary art through a broad knowledge of different practices, styles and concepts covered. The program provides students with the knowledge and resources for the use of photography as a narrative tool to communicate a speech, with special attention to their structure and coherence.

At the end of the program, students will have gained the skills to manage and produce projects with a vision of the market, artistic and professional, to take advantage of different ways of distributing their work skills. It will also develop an exhibition project of the work of the participants, self-managed by them, with the help of professionals.

Addressed to

Graduates and graduates with experience in photography by creditable academic curriculum and / or portfolio. Otherwise, it is necessary to take the Degree / Photography course.

Access and Degree

Access university degree (bachelor or graduate degree) and internal selection process. own master's degree awarded by the Universitat Abat Oliva CEU is obtained.

Curricular Itinerary

This master's degree is the result of combining the academic curricula of postgraduate Documentary Photography and Feature Applied Art and Contemporary Photography.

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En este nuevo escenario, mucho más exigente y que plantea sus propias necesidades, el principal objetivo de Idep Barcelona es formar a los mejores profesionales en el entorno del Diseño y la comunicac ... Read More

En este nuevo escenario, mucho más exigente y que plantea sus propias necesidades, el principal objetivo de Idep Barcelona es formar a los mejores profesionales en el entorno del Diseño y la comunicación gráfica y audiovisual, del Diseño y la imagen de moda y de la Fotografía y creación contemporánea. Una nueva generación de creativos que reúna, además de los conocimientos técnicos necesarios para utilizar con eficacia las herramientas más avanzadas, una visión contemporánea de las nuevas tendencias conceptuales. De esta manera, facilitamos su incorporación al mercado laboral en las mejores condiciones. Read less