Master course Raffles Milano
New stories, new visions
Ten amazing months. Ten top-level international photography experts in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last.
Photography means providing a useful and interesting model of the world, one that helps us love reality by talking about it. To be a photographer is no longer a craftsman trade. Digital technology forces him to shrug off the obsession with the technique in favor of a mindset increasingly related to the ability to see, to interpret and to narrate.
Curator and critic
Born in 1960, Denis Curti is a benchmark among critics of Italian and international photography. He has curated exhibitions dedicated to such lens masters as Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Lachapelle, Elliott Erwitt and the Italians Gianni Berengo Gardin, Franco Fontana and Ferdinando Scianna. An expert in the market and collecting, he has also curated auctions for Sotheby’s and Minerva Auction. The author of the first manual on collecting photography, he founded the Still gallery in Milan and has served for 15 years as Director of the Milan venue of Contrasto, creating a host of projects for firms and institutions. A co-founder of Milan’s Forma Foundation, he held the office of Vice-President until 2014. Over the years, he has co-ordinated publishing and advertising activities with leading international photographers, in particular with the Magnum agency. Editor of the monthly magazine Il Fotografo, he co-ordinates the Sprea Fotografia group’s publications. He is a member of the Artistic Committee at the Villa Reale in Monza, he is the director of the photography festivals of Capri and Bergamo.
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 experienced, skilled and great at their work: 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.
Who should attend
Who should attend
This Masters is designed to suit the needs of everyone who wants to learn and develop the themes of contemporary photography, transforming a passion into a profession. In particular, it is designed for students aiming to (re)define and (re)position themselves professionally, to keep abreast of today’s developing contexts. 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 Masters 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, 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.
- Landscape and architecture.
- Focus on storytelling.
- Organising and curating exhibitions and events.
- Compiling a portfolio.
- Digital technology for creativity.
For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Masters course has been endorsed by:
Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge direct into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader professionals occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.
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Lecturers in method
Lecturers in method
There are some kinds of practical and theoretical knowledge and abilities that cannot be learned overnight, but need tailored tutoring. You never know when you will need them, but one thing is certain: you will.
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In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.
Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.