Photography (M.A.)

University of Europe for Applied Sciences
City, country:
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
M.A. (Master of Arts)
3 semester(s)


Study photography and develop your distinctive style. Whether still life, portrait, fashion, advertising, or artistic photography. Often images aren’t produced spontaneously, but rather created using specific production techniques. That doesn’t just involve technical know-how, but also skill in developing ideas and realizing them using state-of- the-art knowledge in digital development. As a graduate of the Photography master’s program, you’ll be in the perfect position to think conceptually and realize your ideas using knowledge of the most modern technology for artistic or applied work. The master's program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe is one of the first in Germany to have recognized this need and offer photography at a master’s level.

One of the most important elements to successfully studying photography is the ability to experiment and further develop your personal style. To offer you precisely that, our campuses have an extensive range of media technologies on offer. These include a green screen studio, fantastically equipped photography studios, an analog darkroom, scanners, printers, editing rooms for film technology, as well as sound studios. Students have the opportunity to borrow various analog and digital camera systems, professional lighting, and other technical accessories so that they can work on their projects off campus too.

Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths, while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned photographers and study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the newest technology and that is known for its international and English-speaking character.

Job description and job opportunities

The Master’s degree provides you with the necessary qualifications to work as a successful freelance photographer, as an artist, or to take a leading role in an agency or company for example within the fast-paced media industry. You will have the skills and competences of working in interdisciplinary, multicultural, and international teams which is sought after in art institutions, design agencies, at publishers and magazines, in galleries, film and media industry, or the art market.

Our alumni started careers as:
  • Photographers for advertising and magazines, company communications, and events
  • Photographic artists
  • Freelancers


The objective of our master’s program is to help you develop your own unmistakable visual language which you can use for applied or artistic work. The core curriculum therefore consists of two experimental projects that you work on independently. A considerable portion of the program focuses on the analysis of narrative perspectives and their structure as well as visual storytelling to train your capacity for self-reflection as an artist.

With an additional elective block, we enable you to choose from a wide range of courses that impart knowledge of strategies in entrepreneurship and curatorial practices. The master’s thesis that you’ll complete in your third semester is made up of a photography project and an academic report.

Admission/Entrance requirements

What is required for a Master of Design at UE?

  • Proof of a completed university degree qualifying you for a professional career in an art, design, or media-based area of business[1] (bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university, university of applied sciences, or equivalent university in Germany or abroad); and the appropriate bachelor’s degree for which you have gained at least 210 credits in line with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)[2].
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of English (IELTS — overall band score from 6.0). This is not needed for applicants who have completed their bachelor’s degree or profession-qualifying university degree in the English language.
  • The same requirements apply for international students

When you study at University of Applied Sciences Europe, you are making an investment in a successful future as a designer. Our international and multidisciplinary programs prepare you optimally for a career in the creative industries.

    950€ per month (18 months)
    1,050€ per month (18 months)

Definition of a non-EU Applicant:
This price model is applicable for students with a non-EU nationality.

All costs are included in the monthly tuition fee. No additional costs will be incurred, such as a matriculation fee, exam fees, master thesis fee or similar (as long as the course is completed within the standard study period). The costs for the semester abroad are not included in these fees as there are substantial differences depending on country and university.

Studying at University of Applied Sciences Europe

The University of Applied Sciences Europe is accredited by the state, has received multiple awards and is a worldwide leader among universities with an international approach.

Here you study in small courses, so you get individual support and personal contact to our professors. All of our lecturers are successful experts in the world of art, design and photography.

Besides the theory your studies contain practical projects. Interdisciplinary courses enable you to determine the content of your studies. Our campus offers state of the art equipment, including photo studios, darkrooms, Mac pools, and more. Voluntary excursions give you the chance to see New York, Iceland, Vietnam, Paris and other destinations and work on your skills there.

Working during your study time:
We want your studies to fit perfectly into your life. That's why the lectures for the Master’s degree students are scheduled during the semester on Wednesday afternoon until Friday and/or Saturday afternoon. That is how you can reconcile part-time work with studying more easily. But don't disregard the preparation and follow-up work a full-time study course implicates.

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The University of Applied Sciences Europe - Iserlohn, Berlin, Hamburg educates the designers and decision-makers of tomorrow in the fields of Business, Psychology, Media and Communication, Sports Management, Art and Design. It came into existence in 2017 after the merge of BTK University of Art & Design and BiTS University of Business Leadership.

The university promotes the future-oriented development of skills and interdisciplinary teaching formats in step with actual practice and according to the highest international standards at locations in Iserlohn, Berlin and Hamburg. Through the interaction between creative, entrepreneurial and digital thinking, as well as an international perspective, the various fields of study mutually enrich each other and offer new approaches in teaching and research tailored to the requirements of Job Market 4.0.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe is member of Global University Systems and opens up unlimited career opportunities to its students by awarding a degree with an international reputation. At our university you complete a globally oriented program that offers far more than a semester abroad and foreign language courses.


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