Master courses


Ten amazing months, with internationally renowned lecturers. Once in a life time opportunity to learn directly from the protagonists. Raffles Milano Masters: finally someone has thought of it. Scopri il nostro master in Photography,.


10 months



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Course leader

Denis Curti


Denis Curti has worked with international high profile photographers on exhibitions and on editorial market projects: David LaChapelle, Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Jean Henri Lartigue, Ferdinando Scianna, Olivo Barbieri, Francesco Jodice. He is the Art Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and the Director of the digital magazine Black Camera, in cooperation with Rolling Stone Italia. He is the Art Director of influential Festivals of Photography in Italy. In 2015 he founded his own agency Still in Milano, a space for exhibitions and photographic corporate productions.

Find out “Why Raffles Milano”
and learn more about the Master in
with the Course Leader Denis Curti.

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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.

Professional opportunities

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 is this for?

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
– Focus on storytelling
– Organising and curating exhibitions and events
– Compiling a portfolio
– Digital technology for creativity

Student of the Year

At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.
The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)

Project Lecturers

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.
Each professional spends a month with the students. 8 four-week months and 2 three-week months.
Each week you will have a 6 hour day and an 8 hour day lesson with the experts.
At the end of the month, the student receives an evaluation on the developed project.
Some professionals can be replaced during the Master, with other top-level studios, maintaining the international Faculty’s standards.

Leica Agency/Maurizio Beucci

I:D Gloria Maria Cappelletti

Claudio Composti

Matthias Harder

Erik Kessels

Toni Thorimbert

Method Lecturers

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.
For this reason, the students have 200 hours of lessons with the Method Lecturers which are spread over the 10 months of the Master.
Some lecturers can be replaced during the Master, maintaining the international Faculty’s standards.

Jacopo Anti

Claudio Composti

Maki Gherzi


Cristina Manasse

Stefano Mirti

Beatrice Ravelli

Marina Rotondo

Lady Tarin

Enrica Viganò

Serena Zeppilli

Companies & Brands

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

Raffles Talks

Every Monday evening at 6.30 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


Applications can be sent by the “Admission Form” below or made by phone by calling the Secretariat directly. When we receive the required documentation and a motivational letter written by the Candidate, the Management will set the date for an introductory interview with the Course Leader or with the College Director if necessary.

If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive official notice regarding the acceptance of their application, which in any case is non-binding for the Candidate.

Admission documentation
– curriculum vitae
– artistic and/or professional portfolio
– letter of motivation
– copy of Bachelor’s Degree/Graduation certificate
– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens

Candidates can also send the application documents to the e-mail address:
For further information, please fill in the “Information Form”.


Following the Management’s official notice concerning the Candidate’s admissibility, the latter may proceed to the enrolment stage. All students who fulfil the requirements must pay the enrolment fee when they formalize their enrolment, which must then be integrated by the yearly tuition fee before the beginning of the course.

The amount can be paid in a single solution, or in two other installments after enrollment: the second by the beginning of the First Semester, the third by the beginning of the Second Semester.

For international students there is only one payment option in a single installment at the time of registration.

European Union and EFTA students
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Tuition fee: 18.000 euros
Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Retta di frequenza: 23.000 euro