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Fairy-Tale Photography

Experience the fascinating world of Fairy-Tale Photography

Focused around two major photo shoots, this summer school will improve your skills and upgrade your resume within the genre of fairy-tale photography

About the Summer School

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Fairy-Tale Photography

    Duration: 10 days

    Dates: 6 August to 17 August 2018

    Language: English B2 level

    Credits: Equivalent to 5 ECTS.

    Academic level: Bachelor level

    Prerequisites: To ensure the best possible learning environment, the course is open to applicants with documented experience within photography.

    Course fee: €980.00. Please note that the fee includes all materials used, teaching costs, plus admission fees for any day trips or study excursions that may take place. Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

    Application deadline: There is a limited number of spots available on the course (first come, first serve basis). On-going admission until 1 May, 2018

    Location: VIA Film & Transmedia, Filmbyen 2-4, DK-8000 Aarhus

    The Summer School course is offered according to the Danish rules of Open University.

  • Content

    This summer, 2018, VIA Film and Transmedia are offering a unique summer school adventure in the very centre of Aarhus, entitled Fairy-Tale Photography. The summer school is offered in close collaboration with Aarhus University and Aarhus Academy 2017.

    Fairy-Tale Photography is a genre that has gained global popularity, as both fine art and commercial.

    During the summer school, you will work with technical grips regarding camera, light and staging. This, combined with a practical yet theoretical presentation of the area, will enable you to work further within the genre, including as a professional.

    Taking place in the city’s beautiful forest and beach areas and in our advanced LED studio in Aarhus Film City, we promise a creative learning experience. The summer school will inspire you to develop your skills, and will introduce you to a new network. It is also a chance to experience the very attractive student city of Aarhus, and a unique opportunity to sample VIA’s internationally recognised four-month course “Film and Transmedia Storytelling – The Fashion Experience”, for which this summer school is a good precursor.

    Course Coordinator: Thomas Erland Pedersen will coordinate the course. He will also be teaching alongside industry professionals.

    Content: The summer school course is focused around two major photo shoots, one for each week, arranged as an indoor and an outdoor shoot.

    Storytelling: Presentation and analysis of how successful photographers create their fairy-tale style and universes. Concept development and location scouting.

    Technical exercises: Camera and lighting exercises, with special focus on the possibilities in indoor and outdoor shoots.

    Fairy-tale photography shoots: Preproduction, production and postproduction of two fairy-tale photography shoots with models. Production design, styling and props. Directing and editing.

    Exhibition: An exhibition of the created works will round off the summer school

  • Practical information

    The course fee does not include food or accommodation expenses.


    Accommodation assistance is provided by VIA Summer School administration. Please see the VIA Summer School website for more information.

    Transport to and from Campus Filmbyen

    Campus Filmbyen is located in the prestigious harbour area near the city centre, where you can easily get to and from any part of Aarhus. Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and it is connected by train and bus to Copenhagen – Denmark's capital. The closest airport is Tirstrup Airport, located about 50km from Aarhus.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    VIA Summer School:
    Summer School Coordinator
    Anna Kronborg Bell
    T: +45 87 55 15 05

    VIA Film & Transmedia:
    International Coordinator
    Rikke Thomsen
    T: +45 87 55 05 53 

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