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Master In Cinema and Photography - Master In Cinema and Photography - Specialization in Photography


The master's degree in Cinema and Photography at the University School of Media Arts and Design (ESMAD) at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) promotes the development of skills in research, theoretical conceptualization, artistic creation and project practice, with the aim to form professionals with higher qualifications in the fields of cinema (documentary, experimental and fiction genres) and photography.

The course stands as a quality reference in its fields, combining artistic vocation with technical demand. It counts on modern facilities and equipment, providing the students with the technological and logistical means to carry out ambitious academic projects, with the support of a qualified and experienced teaching staff.


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Number: R/A-EF 797/2011/AL03 DE 24-02-2023
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Advanced Specialization I (Photography) 1st Semester 7.0
Research Methods 1st Semester 7.0
Photography Theory and Critique 1st Semester 16.0
Advanced Specialization II (Photography) 2st Semester 25.0
Project Management and Legislation 2st Semester 5.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Project/Dissertation/Internship (Photography) Annual 60.0
  •   The graduate will have professional skills across the many areas of cinema and photography: directors, producers, cinematographers, sound directors, editors, technicians from the various audiovisual departments in cinema, television and advertising
  • photographers, image consultants and editors, image office professionals
  • researchers and teachers in the areas of audiovisual communication, cinema, photography and aesthetics.

  Holders of a higher degree organized in 180 credits or legal equivalent; holders of a foreign higher academic degree in a course in compliance with the principles of Bologna; holders of a foreign higher academic degree which is recognized by the ESMAD Technical-Scientific Council; holders of an outstanding professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this course; holders of a Bietapic Degree or a Degree organized in 300 ECTS or legal equivalent.