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ETPA, school of photography since 1974
School
of photography

School
of photography

Among the oldest French schools of photography, ETPA, with its forty years of experience, offers the best to its classes and ensures that each of its students reveals his / her talent in mastering their professional, technical and artistic environments.

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Head of school

Corine FRANSEN

At ETPA,
passion is the starting point and pugnacity the key word. From their arrival until the end of their course, students evolve in an environment where determination, rigor and the need to express themselves prevail over the rest.

The student is then open to the abundance of research, will dig deep within himself while relying on his own artistic and cultural references, which make him a singular "artistic individual". The students evolve within a structure that plays an active role in this process, by remaining attentive to its environment and the realities of professional life.

Growing, asserting their choices, blossoming, defining their art and defining themselves. This is what students aim for when they enter ETPA and what they manage to accomplish over the years.

They realize that talent is expressed through hard work and dedication.

ETPA, school of photography since 1974

Since its creation in 1974, ETPA's vocation has been to train future professionals and artists in photography on a national and global scale. In our school in Toulouse, our teaching teams welcome future professional photographers in an optimal setting to enable them to acquire all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for their future activity.

In terms of equipment, ETPA offers its students top-of-the-range equipment, aiming to train them as well as possible for their future professional activity. Because offering the best to our students, both in terms of teaching and equipment, is ETPA's primary vocation and its commitment as a school of photography.

In order to provide students with training adapted to their needs and professional aspirations, ETPA offers 3 courses:

  • The " Practitioner Photographer " course, in 2 years,
  • The BTS photography, also in 2 years,
  • And the 3rd year of specialization, which consists of 1 year of study and improvement.

PRACTITIONER PHOTOGRAPHER - 2 YEARS

The Practitioner Photographer course is a professional training, which is mainly oriented around an intensive practice of photography. History of photography, discovery and deepening of photographic equipment and shooting techniques, work in a shooting studio, practice of analog and digital photography... All aspects of professional photography are studied, in order to integrate the world of professional photography.

 

BTS PHOTOGRAPHY - 2 YEARS

ETPA, school of photography, offers a 2-year BTS in photography in Toulouse. Within the framework of this BTS, students are led to explore the world of photography in its technical, artistic and scientific reality. The program aims at training both the future technical and artistic photographers of tomorrow.

3rd YEAR OF SPECIALIZATION - 1 YEAR

As its name suggests, the 3rd year offered at ETPA aims to allow students who have completed a 2-year course to deepen their artistic and technical skills in photography, and to develop their own artistic approach. Operating in real professional conditions, students are confronted with the reality of the profession of photographer and experience their future work activity.

THE STRENGTHS OF ETPA, SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Since its creation 45 years ago, ETPA has always set itself the goal of providing its students with the best possible training for their future professional integration. To this end, over the years, the school has acquired new technologies, developed new partnerships, and entered into partnerships with new players, in order to remain in tune with the professional market and ensure that its courses are fully in line with the needs of the professional market. Today, the school benefits from numerous assets, in terms of facilities, networks and pedagogy.

Educational teams anchored in the professional reality

All the members of the teaching staff of our school of photography come from the professional world. Still active or entirely dedicated to their role within ETPA, they all keep a strong link with the professional sphere and the actors of photography.

A network of committed professionals

At ETPA, we do our very best to build quality relationships with the players in the professional world. Throughout the year, the school organizes a large number of events aimed at strengthening these links and enabling our students to benefit from this network, in particular to facilitate their future professional integration.

Cutting-edge equipment

In terms of photographic equipment, ETPA makes it a point of honor to provide its students with top-of-the-range, state-of-the-art equipment, with a view to mastering the instruments that they will have to use in their daily professional lives. Analogue and digital printing rooms, photo studios, large-format color processors, cameras and high-performance computers are all at their disposal in our school.

Success rates of 100% in BTS photography!

After experiencing very high success rates in the BTS photography from year to year (88.5% in 2017), ETPA students have achieved a success rate of 100% in 2018! This performance, which is the result of the work and involvement of our students as well as our teaching teams, is also the fruit of all the means implemented within ETPA for the success of our students.