In the second year, you’ll dive further into specific aspects of your chosen specialisation Fiction or Documentary.

The difference is primarily manifested in long-term photography courses, taught by internationally acclaimed specialists with different backgrounds in photography. An important goal for the second year is to have your personality shine through in your projects. This ambition is helped by courses like Civil Society Lab where you will be encouraged to explore your fascinations outside the world of art and photography. 

As the focus on technique subsides after the second year, this is the last year to bring your technical skills to the highest level possible. You’ll deepen your knowledge and experience of moving image and interactive media in courses that are tailored to your chosen direction. You also follow a course that entirely focuses on presentation techniques - in line with the ambitions within your work.

The Individual Study Track (IST) – starting in the second year – provides you an opportunity to follow courses outside the department or to do projects that complement your personal interests. You can also choose to follow an exchange semester at one of our partner institutions abroad.

One of the highlights of the second year is the international fieldtrip where you will produce a body of work on a self-chosen topic within one week. The project is preceded by intensive preparatory research. After the trip, you and your peers will collaborate in editing and producing a publication in a one-week workshop.

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1. Art, Photography History & Reflection 1 & 2
Ingrid Grootes

1. Audiovisual / Film Theory (D)
Anna Abrahams

1. Civil Society Lab
Thomas Bragdon

1. Graphic Design Online / Offline
Jeroen Kummer

1. Interactive Media Design (F)
Pawel Pokutycki

1. IST
Anja de Jong

1. Photography Directing People (F)
Annaleen Louwes

1. Photography Technical Skills
Eddo Hartmann

1. Photography: Dissecting Methodologies
Thijs groot Wassink

1. Professional Practice Skills
Donald Weber

1. Storytelling (D)
Donald Weber

2. Art, Photography History & Reflection 3 & 4
Ingrid Grootes

2. Audiovisual / Film Theory (F)
Anna Abrahams

2. Digital Workflow & Skills
Arno Bosma & Loek van Vliet

S2 Constructing Identity (F)
Ari Versluis

S2 Documentary Photography (D)
Raimond Wouda

S2 Fieldtrip Prep-course and Fieldtrip
Donald Weber

S2 Fieldtrip Publication Workshop
Vincent van Baar

S2 Image Development: Presentation
Ton van Kints

S2 Interactive Media Design (D)
Pawel Pokutycki

S2 Photography: Fiction & Society (F)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Semester Presentation
Rob Hornstra

Studium Generale


S2 Image Development: Presentation
Ton van Kints

Short description
In this phase of studies, the main goal is to gain insight into the professional practice of the chosen field of photography: Documentary or Fiction. In this course, the focus is on learning how to present the work to a specific audience, helping you to make choices regarding presentation. In this block, the material we will be working with is an existing series of photos that has been recently made. From this material, an ideal presentation will be designed. After the images are selected, the reflecting and analyzing of your own work is a first and essential condition. This allows the meaning of the work can be fully consumed by a specific audience, your ideal audience. The starting point for creating a presentation is that you position yourself as a director who understands the content and chooses the most effective form. The director prepares a spatial story that consists of a collection of fragments, and that enables experience, perceptions and knowledge to reinforce each other. You might end up with a multidisciplinary product where the visitors can see, hear, smell and/or feel the subject at various levels. Our goal is to persuade visitors with all available resources so they can create their own stories out of your presentation. The audiences’ stories will vary, depending on their knowledge and background. This assignment will be executed in three components: namely a spatial model, a maquette. An important condition in the presentation of your work, is your understanding of the meaning and message. Therefore, you will write a concept and make an invitation addressed to your specific audience. Use the work process form on the PHft2 page of the portal.

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Credits (ECTS) Meeting time (in hours) Self-study time (in hours)

12 16

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