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Master of Photography Program

Advanced educational program for photographers

BECA Photo Award 2021

Аimed at encouraging and supporting Bulgaria-based photographers

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A place for visual storytellers.

Learn with BECA

Established in 2020, BECA Before Creating Academy is a private photography school that offers a range of photography courses and programs, aimed at all levels, from emerging photographers to established professionals. Our mission is to provide talented photographers with quality educational development opportunities and to encourage and support their professional realisation.

Last but not least, BECA is committed at fostering creativity, individual approach and visual storytelling.

Learn with BECA

Established in 2020, BECA Before Creating Academy is a private photography school that offers a range of photography courses and programs, aimed at all levels, from emerging photographers to established professionals. Our mission is to provide talented photographers with quality educational development opportunities and to encourage and support their professional realisation.

Last but not least, BECA is committed at fostering creativity, individual approach and visual storytelling.

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We are not born photographers, but we learn! I believe that anyone who’s motivated can become a great photographer with quality education and mentorship.

— Dimitri Stefanov, founder and CEO

Start your journey into the world of photography

EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS
EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS

COURSES

The photography courses are aimed at all levels, from beginners to early-career photographers. We are committed to provide students with great opportunities to learn and support them in becoming successful photographers in the field of their choice. The courses are organised in small groups with a lot of practice and are taught by highly qualified professionals.

PROFESSIONALS
PROFESSIONALS

PROGRAMS

BECA offers professional photography program in 8 months aimed at advanced photographers and established practitioners. The program is a unique learning experience, and give the students an opportunity to discover their own visual language and understand themselves as visual storytellers.

с за надграждане на авторската визия на фотографа и разширяване на визуалната му култура. Обучението се фокусира върху усъвършенстване на умението за създаване и развитие на дългосрочни фотографски проекти. По време на мастър програмата ще получиш необходимите знания, които ще ти помогнат да се развиваш като автор и да надградиш себе си като разказвач на визуални истории.

ФОТОГРАФСКА ОБЩНОСТ
ФОТОГРАФСКА ОБЩНОСТ

ЧЛЕНСТВО

Желанието да разберем света, страстта да го споделим с останалите и стремежът ни да го правим все по-добре са нещата, които ни обединяват. Наша мисия е да вдъхновяваме и разширяваме фотографската общност у нас. Вярваме, че заедно можем да създадем творческа среда за развитие и обмен на идеи. Членството е естествено продължение на нашето съвместно пътуване и възможност да продължиш да бъдеш част от нашата общност.

Why choose BECA?

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Studying at the Academy enriches not only your technical knowledge, but also helps you develop an individual style.
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We believe that practice is a fundamental approach to improvement and we go to great lengths to organise practical sessions at the highest professional level.
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Throughout the training various creative projects that can serve as a portfolio for each student are developed.
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Your photography is examined and analyzed in detail. You get feedback on your ideas, approach and style.
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The Academy nurtures passion towards photography and encourages individuality in each student’s work.
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Our guest speakers are professionals with many years of experience in different types of photography, with whom you have the opportunity to interact and gain valuable knowledge.
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The Academy enables the promotion and development of authors with distinctive photographic projects in Bulgaria and abroad.
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Our mission is to assist the development of each student by organizing various initiatives, exhibitions, portfolio shows and competitions.
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At the Academy you will meet people who seek, learn, create and love photography.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the next session start?
The fourth session at the Academy, starts on October 4th 2021. Applications are open for anyone interested in immersing themselves in the world of photography! We kindly remind you that groups are limited to 10 people, but you can reserve your spot.
Where are we located?
We look forward to welcoming you at our academy, which is located at 57 Vasil Levski Blvd. (above Photosynthesis store). Together with our partners from Photosynthesis and Synthesis Gallery we have built an artistic and friendly environment where you can fully immerse yourself in the world of photography.
Do I need to have basic knowledge to sign up or can I be a beginner?
The courses the academy are aimed at people with basic and advanced knowledge of photography, but also organizes courses for beginners to acquire the skills.
How long is one class?
The duration of a class is 2 hours.
How will classes continue during the state of emergency?
BECA‘s programme is fully aligned with the challenges facing education systems around the world today. Therefore, an online form of learning is provided which will be practiced in case there are circumstances that prevent the physical presence of the students. They will have the option to continue their studies virtually until necessary, after which the live classes will resume.
How can I sign up?
Apply via our application form by choosing a course and answering a few questions. This way we will learn more about your personality, creative process and motivation. After filling out your application, you will receive additional information about your course of choice, a detailed price list and class schedule, and answers to your questions. It is important to know that you’ll be successfully signed up, once you receive a bank transfer confirmation.
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