10 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Master in Photography at RafflesMilano

Ten amazing months, with internationally renowned lecturers and agencies. Once in a lifetime opportunity to learn directly from the protagonists. The Master course starts in November with 20 international selected students in the classroom. It lasts ten months, taught entirely in English. Unlike conventional Master courses, the RafflesMilano Masters brings to the classroom knowledge in action thanks to top-notch photographers and professionals who alternate in the classroom during the ten months.

Admission requirements

This Master is designed to suit the needs of everyone who wants to learn and develop the themes of contemporary photography. In particular, it is designed for students aiming to (re)define and (re)position themselves professionally, to keep abreast of today's developing contexts. 

Required documents

  • Application Form
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copy of degree and/or evidence of educational background or Substitute Declaration of Certification
  • Copy of ID or Passport

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute's website.

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Program content

Who are the photographers of the future (and of the present)? They are people with the skills, abilities and critical awareness it takes to tackle the enormous scene of contemporary production without any hang-ups and to launch an independent, continuing and successful business of their own.


Working side by side with the professionals who lead in today’s market, our students acquire a fully rounded appreciation of the new approaches to designing an identity, a reportage, advertising campaigns and corporate communications. This Master focuses on tangible experience with real assignments proposed by firms and institutions. A vital part of the curriculum is devoted to how the market for collecting, publishing and fine art functions. It does this by putting together a personal portfolio with the help of the Course Leader Denis Curti, the first step towards establishing relations with international galleries and curators.


  • Context of Italian and international photography
  • Collecting and fine art
  • Creativity and design process in photography
  • Advertising and corporate communications
  • Beauty and portraiture
  • Focus on storytelling
  • Organising and curating exhibitions and events
  • Compiling a portfolio
  • Digital technology for creativity

Teachers and Lecturers

  • Denis Curti (Course Leader)
  • Claudio Composti
  • Leica Akademie Italy
  • Toni Thorimbert
  • Matthias Harder / Eric Aichinger
  • Gloria Maria Cappelletti
  • Erik Kessels

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships that cover 30% of the tuition fee are available for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. 

Deadline to apply for Scholarships - 31st of August, 2022


European Union and EFTA students

  • Enrollment fee: 3,000 euros
  • Tuition fee: 18,000 euros

Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students

  • Enrollment fee: 3,000 euros
  • Tuition fee: 23,000 euros

Career paths

Photographers have to be active, effective and conscious interpreters of the contemporary world. That is why the lectures are built around a lifelong education approach. Our lecturers are renowned and important professionals: this ensures that our students will receive high-profile training, culminating in the possibility of them finding professional placement in various areas of visual production, communication and image, both in Italy and internationally, from still motion and storytelling to advertising and corporate fields.

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About this institute

Raffles Milano Istituto Moda e Design

Raffles Milano is a design school in the heart of Milano which offers Master's courses and Three-year Courses to both Italian and international students. It has an unconventional teaching approach that allows students to dive into Milano's design lifestyle, work...

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Contact info

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design

Via Felice Casati, 16
20124 Milan Lombardy

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