PROFICIENCY & IN-DEPTH RESEARCH

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
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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
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S2 Constructing Identity (F)
Ari Versluis

Short description
People think photographers just take photographs, and that is bullshit 2.0 – you should know that by now. You have to work for it, to search for it, you have to construct it. You have to engage with your subjects, you must plan, budget, organize and calculate your risks. You have to execute and exceed. And have you ever thought about the 'aftercare' when a project is finished? Parallels of this deceptive simplification can be traced when thinking about the concept of Identity.

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

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