Why choose Spéos

Spéos trains the photographers of tomorrow

Established in 1985, Spéos has more than 30 years of experience in higher education in professional photography. Spéos’ mission is to prepare students to meet current market demands and accompany them in becoming successful photographers in the field of their choice. Courses at Spéos are organized mainly in small groups, hands-on with a lot of practice, and supervised by a team of highly qualified professionals.
The facilities are spacious and equipped with the latest equipment.

Choosing an international school, recognized by the profession and the industry

Spéos has 2 campuses, in Paris and London and offers courses in English and French. Spéos diplomas are recognized by the French State with the Title of Photographer RNCP level I and the school has received numerous accreditations. Spéos offers unique and exclusive specialized programs with prestigious partners: Creative Documentary with Magnum Photos, Photo-reportage with Paris Match, Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography. The school is official partner of the Voies Off festival of Arles since 1997.

A wide range of programs, tailored to everyone’s needs

The school offers programs in 1 year or 2 years, programs in 5 months in Paris5 months in Londonsummer workshops and workshops in evenings and weekendsStudents present their portfolio and website to a graduation jury made up of professionals, and then at the Spéos end-of-the-year exhibition, the profession’s appointment for more than 30 years.
The Spéos Alumni Care program helps our graduates in their first professional steps.

For several years, Spéos has been selected among the Top 5 photo schools in the world according to many different and independent rankings.
At any time you are most welcome to come and visit the school, just make an appointment!

Quick overview of Spéos specialized programs:

The Magnum Photos & Spéos School for Photography

Magnum Photos and Spéos have partnered to create 2 unique programs:

A 1-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris, in English.
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A short program in 5 months with Magnum Photos in London.
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© Caroline Jiang – Spéos 2015

The Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography Program

Created and launched for the first two years by Dominique Issermann, Paolo Roversi and Spéos, this program is aimed at students who wish to evolve exclusively in the domains of fashion, luxury and beauty. Students have the opportunity to work on products of major brands such as Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Issey Miyake, La Prairie, Lacoste, Dior, Longchamp…
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© Roee Bokobza – Spéos 2018

Paris Match & Spéos program

Paris Match and Spéos have partnered up to create a new and exclusive “Photo-reportage and Press Magazine” program in Paris. This program is designed for students who wish to work for the mainstream media press, deal with national and international news, from breaking news to big news reports, as well as covering the lives of celebrities, artistic, cultural, scientific and political news.
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