Bachelor Photographer and Videographer

This program aims to prepare students to become professionals in the field of photography and videography, covering areas such as shooting (in studios and outdoors) and post-production (editing, 3D, printing, video editing, color grading).

It provides a strong technical foundation that allows creativity to be fully expressed. 



3 years

Pace of study



Paris Saint-Marcel

Minimum requirement: High school diploma

  • Creativity, developed artistic sense
  • Strong knowledge of visual art
  • Visual communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team, attention to detail

Internships are scheduled for each year of the program:

  • 3 weeks in the 1st year
  • 4 weeks in the 2nd year
  • 2 to 3-month mission abroad at the beginning of the final year. 

Professional certification as a "photographer-videographer", NSF code 323t at level 6, registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) by decision of the Director General of France Compétences, after the certification professional committee's review on January 27, 2020.

  • 2022 Exam Success Rate: 94% 
  • 2022 Professional Integration Rate: 100% (after 7 months) 

  • Retoucher 
  • Editor 
  • Photographer/Videographer 
  • Post-production Director

Tuition fees

  • For European Union citizens: €8,700 
  • For non-European Union citizens: €14,950
    (Plus €300 for staggered payment) 

Possibility of obtaining scholarships. 

Admission process

  • Selection based on application (CV, cover letter) and photographic portfolio
  • Motivational interview with tests (multiple-choice and written tests)

Download the admission process


  • Photography and videography techniques: mastering composition and light in various settings (studio, indoor, outdoor, analog, digital)
  • Editing and retouching software (Photoshop, Capture One, Da Vinci Resolve, Premiere...)
  • Learning digital photo and video production processes: technical requirements, colorimetry, digitization, printing, web and social media distribution
  • Project creation: photography and videography, mood boards, professional portfolio and website development
  • Web tools: mastery (social networks, websites) and showcasing work online
  • Self-promotion, branding, project presentation
  • Team management techniques and resource handling
  • Budgeting, invoicing, and business management for enterprises, agencies, or studios
  • Understanding image rights and professional statuses
  • General culture in photography and cinematography
  • Conceptualizing and creating photo and/or video projects
  • Execution of photographic and audiovisual creations
  • Managing and developing a videography/photography business
  • Supervising photo and/or video production processes

Specific workshops and masterclasses in professional settings: portrait, still life (objects, culinary photography), fashion, architecture, beauty, advertising...

Simulated professional situations to validate mastery in photo and video creation, from conception to realization in various image genres. 

  • Portfolio and website presentation for promotion
  • Personal research work comprising a thesis and creation
  • Validation of 60 ECTS credits per year
  • Mandatory internship completion (one per year)
  • Learning through practical projects
  • Faculty and trainers from the professional field
  • Industry experts in photography and videography for masterclasses
  • Building a professional network through interactions with professionals, juries, advisors, and mentors throughout the programme

Timeline of selection process

Registration opening date

November 10th 2023

Registration closing date

March 21st 2024

Interview dates

April 29th and 30th 2024 - May 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th 2024

Start of the course

September 2024

End of the course

June 2027

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