In line with our philosophy for continuous development, AKTO introduces the two year vocational training programmes – IEK to its programmes of study, covering almost all the educational levels in Applied and Fine Arts, Design and Media. The vocational studies programmes – IEK offer greater flexibility both in attendance and fees, with the status and credibility of AKTO – the most specialized educational institution in Art & Design in Greece.
Philosophy of the programme
ΑΚΤΟ created the first School of Photography in Greece in 1970. Many known contemporary Greek photographers and thousands of other prominent professionals in the field are graduates of AKTO. This programme of study provides the knowledge, skills and professional standing which enable graduates to work in professional studios of applied photography and image, both public and private, as free lancers, undertaking photographic works.
The subjects taught during your studies, are the following:
Drawing-Colour-Synthesis, Art & Aesthetics, Introduction to Computers, History of Photography, B/W Photography, Photometry, Introduction to Photoshop, Advertising Photography, Colour Photography, Composition & Aesthetics of Photography, Visual Understanding & Communication, Communication Techniques – Entrepreneurship, Digital manipulation of the Photographic image, Dark Room, Photographic image Semeiotics, Advertising & Communication, Still Life, Photographic applications (Ind. Architecture), Fashion-Wedding-Portrait etc, Marketing-Market research, Law-Ethics of Photography, Environment protection.
Upon successful completion of the two year cycle of studies, graduates are awarded the Vocational Studies Certificate, giving them the right to take part in the certification examinations undertaken by E.O.P.P.E.P. (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance) leading to the Vocational Diploma. With the acquirement of a recognized diploma, the graduate is able to participate in competitions announced by ASEP.
Graduates of all I.E.K. in Greece, public and private, can equally participate in the examinations by E.O.P.P.E.P., both on a theoretical and practical level. The Vocational Training Certificates issued by private I.E.K. are, in all aspects, equal to those issued by the public I.E.K.
As a professional Photographer, a graduate of this programme can find employment in Advertising companies, television and cinema, photographic studios, digital manipulation of image studios. As a free lancer one can work on the photography of social events, fashion shows, portraits, and create and operate his own professional studio.
Graduates of this specialization are able, should they wish to do so, may continue their studies, following the submission of a portfolio, and be accepted in an advanced semester or year of studies in the Photography programme of our College, to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree level, validated by Middlesex University.