Speos Photography School

Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: 17 y/o
France, Île-de-France, Paris
United Kingdom, England, London

Why choose Spéos photography school

Spéos is a private higher education course. Since its foundation, Spéos has trained thousands of photography students and communication and image professionals. The school has developed its activities in the following domains: training, consulting/audit, Internet services, research/publications. The name Spéos comes from the Greek σπέος (speos), which means “den, cave” and refers to the allegory of the cave presented by Plato in Book VII of The Republic. It depicts men turning their backs to the entrance and seeing only their own shadows and those of external objects projected on the walls of the cave. This is a situation comparable to the pinhole and the camera obscura, both precursors of the camera, where an image of reality is projected inside the box. This allegory also illustrates the conditions of man’s access to knowledge, as well as the transmission of knowledge — both of which are the very missions of the school. Spéos is an international photography school that prepares you to meet current market demands and accompanies you to become a successful professional photographer in the field of your choice.


  • 1985: Year of foundation.
  • Campuses: ParisBiarritz and London.
  • 4,000 professional photographers in more than 50 countries.
  • 35 nationalities (including India, China, USA, Russia, Korea, Latin America, Middle East, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland …).
  • An average of 200 students each year.
  • 18 studio sets in Spéos Paris and 3 studio sets in Spéos London.
  • Black & White Printing: Spéos has one of the largest labs in Paris still in activity. Possibility of organizing introductions to analog photography with film development and black & white printing in the Spéos laboratory. Students will be introduced to the Stop System, a method developed by Spéos that allows to quickly take control of prints and masks. These optional sessions will take place on demand and at the end of the school year only, once students have acquired all the essential knowledge and techniques within professional photography.

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Start Dates:
September 1, 2024
January 1, 2025
September 1, 2025
Required Documents
English Proficiency Test
High School Transcript

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Speos Photography School
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study levels
Master's Degree
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Campus locations
France, Île-de-France, Paris
United Kingdom, England, London