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Photography School in English

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    Number of places is limited. There are no entry exams. Classes  are held in English.

    The 2 year full-time program of the School of Creative Photography ( Poland, Europe) ends up with diploma collection of photographs on a chosen theme. The graduates receive diploma – Fine Art Photographer. Every student presents his work during an individual exhibition in one of the galleries in Krakow . The educational philosophy is not to cram in information, but to release creative potential. This is accomplished through the personal attention. The school’s program is composed in the way that allows student to study all photography techniques.  The School of Creative Photography ( Poland, Europe)  is approved by the Polish Ministry of Culture, and is listed in the Ministry’s Art School Directory. Photography School owns a professional computer lab, fully equipped in Adobe programmes package.


    There are separate workshops for portrait, still nature, nude photography , fashion photography, advertising photography, landscape photography and press photography, visual arts, computer classes, presentation techniques and composition in photography . There also separate workshop for gumprint (an old technique with changes ordinary photos into extremely attractive artistic works in long lasting handmade process) and for liquid light photography (technique of pacing photography on different background like stones, wood, etc., involving use of specific emulsion). Except for regular classes students can attend photography studio for free.
    The school is located in a pleasant and historic part of the city, an area characterized by its 19th century buildings. Its location is both central (less than one mile from the Wawel Castle) and convenient – a two minute walk from public transport.
    School has two modern buildings.

    Central to the school’s philosophy is a concept of the artist-teacher. All teachers are employed part-time so they are able to pursue their professional carriers alongside their teaching. Many are established and distinguished  photographers and bring to the school their invaluable professional experience. This system ensures that the students are taught by a variety of individuals who offer different perspectives. All teachers place a high value on initiative, entrepreneurship, determination, evidence of experimentation, and the students’ willingness to look at the chosen subject with a fresh eye and an enquiring and critical mind. General arts classes are taught by university professors, artists with great professional achievements, participating in many international exhibitions We invite also international experts in various fields of photography  and art: Lucia Benická (Slovakia), Gary Baseman (USA), Mark Bickerstaffe (UK), Ernestine Ruben (USA), Naomi Rosenblum (USA), Martin Pegler (UK), Carol Morgan (UK) and more. The educational philosophy is not to cram an information but to release creative potential. This is accomplished through the personal attention. Our success is based entirely on the flexibility, variety and quality of the curriculum we offer. We attract students who want to invest in a creative education as their first step towards a fulfilling and expressive future.


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  • Admission

    Number of places is limited. There are no entry exams.
    Admission is open to any applicant with a high school diploma. No former study in the field of art is required, however, it is advantageous. It has been proven, that students without former artistic experience may have the talent to benefit enormously from taking our course of study. All that is required is a true interest in fashion, creativity and commitment. We are dedicated to providing entry to people within age range and from diverse backgrounds. No portfolio is required. Although most of our students will one day work on assignment or begin their own businesses, some complete the course simply for the satisfaction that achievement brings.

    When to apply

    Application and admission are possible throughout the year. International students are strongly encouraged to apply early to allow time to complete all admission requirements. The school year starts at the beginning of October and lasts until around 20th of June. There are no extra entries in spring.

    How to apply

    The admission process is completed only when all components of the application reach the school and the registration fee reaches our bank account.

    Documents required:

    • An international student application form DOWNLOAD
    • Original certified copy of high school or university diploma with official, notary translation into English by a court approved translator (if not in English)
    • 4 photos
    • A photocopy of the passport page with photo and personal data
    • A medical certificate, confirming eligibility for study, translated into English by a court-approved translator (if not in English).
    • Confirmation of payment of entrance fee
    • Health insurance arranged with insurance agency before coming to Poland, translated into English
    • Signed school regulations (rules)

    Reservation of addmission

    The students should fill in application form (in the attachment), scan it and send the signed document to: Reservation for admission will be held for four weeks until all other documents reach the school by post and the registration fee reaches our bank account.

    Completed application form with all other required documents should be posted to the following address:
    Krakowskie Szkoły Artystyczne
    ul. Zamoyskiego 52,
    30-523 Kraków, Poland

    Certificate of eligibility
    After receiving all application documents and the registration fee, the school will issue by mail or post a Certificate of Eligibility, which may be necessary when applying for visa in Polish consulates. If a student needs a visa please let us know promptly about it.

  • Classes will be held in English and command of English language on intermediate level is required. English classes are held for two years and  not compulsory Polish classes if  are held for first year of tuition . To make your life in Poland easier we advise to complete at least one month Polish course prior to the beginning of the school year or to take Polish language courses in your country . For our perspective students who decide to study Polish in Cracow we are opening one month language course in September(80 hours per month). Total cost of the course(groups 5-10 people) for our prospective students is 250 Euros per month which is much less  then in other Polish courses in Cracow . Payment must reach our account by 30th of June. Price for people who are not going to study with us is 300 Euros.
    Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design
    ul. Zamoyskiego 52, 30-523 Kraków
    tel. +48122662111, +48126561726


  • Duration
    Full time: 2 year (4 semesters).
    Weekly attendance around 24 lessons (45 minutes each)

    Tuition fees for European Union Citizens and citizens of Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Russia

    Education at our school entitles you to  Polish visa.

    Tuition fees in the school year 2018/2019:
    Students are liable for bank charges and must instruct your bank accordingly.
    Registration fee: 150 Euro
    Tuition fees: 720 Euro per semester
    Fees must be paid by transfer in Euro. Payment before the 15th of September and 15th of February.

    Tuition fees for non EU Citizens

    Tuition fees in the school year 2018/2019:
    Students are liable for bank charges and must instruct your bank accordingly.
    Registration fee: 220 Euro
    Tuition fees: 1400 Euro per Semester
    Fees must be paid by transfer in Euro. Payment before the 15th of September and 15th of February.

    Intensive Polish Language Course

    Total cost of the course for our prospective students is 250 Euros per month (80 hours) which is much less in other Polish courses in Cracow (groups 5-10 people). Payment must reach our account by 30th of June. Price for people who are not going to study with us is 300 Euros.

    The bank account details:

    Krakowskie Szkoły Artystyczne,
    ul. Zamoyskiego 52, 30-523 Kraków, Poland
    Deutsche Bank Polska, O. Kraków, pl. Szczepański
    IBAN: PL06 1910 1048 2102 2006 1786 0002

    Please notice:

    1. The above prices are valid until 31st of December 2017.
    2. The registration fee and tuition fees are non-refundable. No allowance is made for non attendance.
    3. There are no extra fees for taking part is scheduled fashion shows.
    4. The fees do not include the cost of materials necessary for attending classes such as paints,drawing paper, fabrics for collection, although the school may occasionally provide some necessary materials for students.
    5. Tuition fees are payable in advance and students who are in arrears will not be allowed to enroll for the next year.
    6. Many students may be eligible for financial assistance from their local education authority,in such cases the school is happy to provide any documentation to assist students in obtaining financial aid.

    Average cost of living in Krakow
    The average rent for a one bedroom apartment is around 300 Euros per month. You can also share a flat with other students and lessen the cost dramatically. We can recommend reliable owners and estate agents. The best time for seeking an apartment is July and August. Monthly cost of living for a single person in Krakow is 200-250 Euros.

    1. Photography workshop
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    2. Fashion design workshops
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    3. Jewelry workshop
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  • mail:
    phone: 0048 12 656 17 26, 0048 12 266 21 11

    Polish and English only.
    9.00 A.M. – 4.00  P.M. (Central European Time (CET) +01 UTC

  • 11 reasons to study in Krakow

    Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. It’s a historic city whose unique atmosphere is created by its numerous students!
    Did you know…

    • everything here is within walking distance, so you’re always in the middle of things
    • it’s a city that never sleeps
    • Krakow is a place where dreams come true
    • only here you will find Kazimierz, a charming quarter with hundreds of magical and thought-provoking locations
    • the people in Krakow are truly kind-hearted and helpful
    • there’s always something happening here: you can attend cultural events, performances and festivals
    • the city’s renowned artistic circles will welcome you
    • Europe’s biggest main square is located in the heart of the city
    • Krakow is truly a place to fall in love with
    • it’s a city which constantly attracts and inspires
    • you can spend the best years of your life here – and you will not want to leave!

    „Krakow best European city trip 2014” – see more
    Would you like to study in Krakow and develop your artistic interests? Do you want to turn your passion into a profession? Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design is your best choice! Find out more by phone at (+48)122662111 or e-mail

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„I’ve  learned  all  areas  of  photography.  It was challenging English group. However it is a good opportunity to learn Polish in the place. School provides Polish classes included in the school price and teachers are always helpful. I highly recommend the school for its level of  education  also  the  city itself is full of art / cultural activities.”/Güler Soysal TURKEY