Degree in photography in Madrid

Build the iconography for the new digital culture

This Degree is designed to meet the needs and requirements of the global market of today. A unique programme in web design and advanced photo-editing, video postproduction, marketing campaign tracking, web and social media content management, trendsetting, and more.

Become a versatil image-maker for a booming industry, by mastering digital workflows and the necessary skills and artistry to forge the image of agencies, media companies, businesses or institutions.

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  • Not only will you use photography as a technique and discourse, you will have become a full-fledged creator of trends and modern iconography.
  • You will be versed in all genres of still and moving image: fashion, advertising, urban, still life, artistic, documentary, etc.
  • You will master workflows for web environments, social media and marketing strategies.
  • You will be able to manage and curate photographic archives, exhibitions, art shows, festivals and other arts events.
  • You will have exhibited your own photo project.
  • You will have become a versatile image-maker, ready to head the Image Department of agencies, media companies, businesses or institutions.

PROGRAM: Official Degree in Photography / CAMPUS: TAI Arts University (Escuela Universitaria de Artes TAI) / URJC AREA: Engineering & Architecture / CREDITS: 240 ECTS (4 full academic years) / MODE: Classroom instruction / LANGUAGE: English / START: September 2021


The Degree in Photography goes beyond traditional instruction in photography and gives students the technological competence for professional workflows, helps them master artistic and industrial languages, and covers all current genres and approaches to the still and moving image.

Associated centre

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Admission Requirements

In Spain, access to official university undergraduate studies requires a certificate of secondary school education or equivalent and compliance with article 42 of Organic Law 6/2001, on Universities, amended bay Law 4/2007, of 12 April, notwithstanding other access mechanisms provided by current regulations (RD 1640/1999, of 22 October, (BOE of 27 October 1999), amended and supplemented by RD 990/2000, of 2 June (BOE of 3 June 2000) and by RD 1025/2002, of 4 October (BOE of 22 October 2002) and implemented by the Order of 25 November 1999 (BOE of 30 November 1999).

For admission to the Degree in Photography, candidates must submit to a practical assessment (portfolio or sample of work) and personal interview (to assess attitude, quality of work, creative capacity and artistic vocation).

It is possible to arrange for an online interview.

Language Requirements

Candidates opting for the program in English must have a level of fluency in English that is sufficient to study, understand instructions, take notes, acquire additional information from sources written in English, write papers and sit for exams.

The recommended level is B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment):

«Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.»

+2000 hours
of artistic practice


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Student Work & Interdisciplinary Projects

From the beginning of your degree, you will develop personal projects and collaborate with students in other arts. This will grow your portfolio and build teammates and network relationships for your professional future.

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TAI has agreements with universities and art institutions in more than 50 countries around the world, offering our students opportunities for unique academic, cultural and life experiences.

These experiences can increase your job prospects and personal growth. Developing an international perspective is a key goal of TAI’s educational model, where we promote a universal approach to arts education.

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Careers for a Booming Industry

We live in the culture of image, a global creative industry that demands professionals that not only master photography but also video, social media, marketing web environments or new media (fashion films, still movies, music videos, etc.).


Our Degree + Expert certification will give you the competence to work in the artistic, fashion, entertainment or advertising industries as well as in mass media or corporate communication departments.

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*Only offered in Spanish