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Photography, MA*

Develop your own distinct signature and refine your style.

Our MA programme will deepen your knowledge of the diverse applications of photography. You will get a better understanding of contemporary art practices and requirements, and will optimise both the artistic and professional potential. Our curriculum encourages you to explore the significance of the photographic medium within a cultural, political and social context, and to develop an individual vision while interacting with current trends in art and design. You will also learn to write and speak about your work with an advanced level of fluency and to frame your practice in historical and critical contexts. By the time you graduate with the Master’s in Photography, you will have acquired the skills to think conceptually and to realise your ideas in artistic and practical projects using state-of-the-art technology.

Our campuses are equipped with professional workspaces and an extensive range of equipment. Facilities include spacious photo and green screen studios, an analogue darkroom, a scanning and print studio, film editing suites and sound studios. Students also have the opportunity to borrow a range of photographic equipment free of charge for projects both on and off campus. This includes digital and analogue camera equipment, professional lighting and other accessories.

* Accreditation in preparation due to new master reform.

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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September 2021/22

· Summer semester: March 2022

· 2, 3 or 4 Semesters

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English

Degree
Degree

Master of Arts

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

EU applicants: from 13,000 € yearly Non-EU applicants: from 14,300€ yearly

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Credits
Credits

Fast Track: 120 ECTS

Prior Knowledge: 60 or 90 ECTS

*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19.

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Highlights
Highlights

· Individual development

· Small learning groups

· Creative freedom

Campus
Campus

Berlin

Master of Photography

See here for an in-depth look at our master programme Photography.

Meet Phuong Hoang - Photography (MA) Graduate

Phuong Hoang, a recent UE Photography (MA) graduate, speaks about her experience studying at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences and why she chose to study photography in Berlin.

Benefits

What makes it outstanding to study at UE?

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The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is state accredited and has received multiple awards. 

At the UE you even get the possibilty to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specialisations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programmes taught at our university also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry, field trips and workshops, which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job.

Studying at UE in Germany

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We put emphasis on internationality. That is why we were ranked among the top 25 performers in student mobility and international orientation worldwide (U-Multirank 2016). Our numerous international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and ZEvA recognised) German degree that is entirely taught in English.

Germany, known as the country of innovators, is the perfect place to get your degree. Germany is a particularly safe and livable country with relatively low tuition fees and affordable living costs. Furthermore, Berlin is known as Europe's creative capital, magnet for artists, and "place to be" for designers.

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.”

– Phil Knight.

The programme - courses and projects

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The New Media Design master’s programme is a project-based degree programme and perfect for students who have completed undergraduate studies at university level in an artistic, design, or media-related subject area. At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), you’ll have the unique opportunity to contribute your own personal design skills and background and make something meaningful out of them – whether in communication design, media design, architecture, stage design, design management, or media theory.

The first two semesters consist of interdisciplinary project-based studies, the theory of various media and process-based events, as well as a catalog of compulsory courses. You will work in a team throughout an entire semester on a joint challenge and go through the typical phases of a project, just as you would in your future career: from research, planning, and concept creation to realisation, documentation, and presentation.

The entire 3rd semester is dedicated to your master’s thesis. This module includes the completion of your thesis, which consists of a design-in-practice part and an academic part. The programme offers an in-depth, hands-on approach, which creates unlimited opportunities for you to explore new, hybrid ideas and discover new career areas – above all within in the digital media realm.

Career options with a degree in Photography

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With a master’s degree, you will have the qualifications required to work successfully as a freelance photographer or artist, or to take on a leadership role in an agency or company. You will have the skills and expertise needed to work in interdisciplinary, multicultural and international teams in a wide range of contexts such as art institutions, design agencies, advertising publishers, magazines, galleries, the film and media industry, or the art market.

Potential career options could be (e.g.) editorial and commercial photographer, artist, art buyer for advertising agencies, online and print picture editor, photography educator, curator or gallerist.

The degree category Master of Arts allows students to pursue an academic career path, including doctorate and postdoctorate qualifications.

'Photography is pretty simple. You just react to what you see"

- Elliott Erwitt

Tuition fees and funding

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As a private university, our fees are worth it: UE will help you set them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved. 

We are happy to provide you with information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Admissions Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on bachelor funding.

How to apply

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1. Please complete our online application form in its entirety.
2. Upload the relevant certified documents.
3. Interview stage: it can take place at our campus, or via telephone or video conference (e.g., Skype).

4. Your portfolio:

  • should consist of at least 20 photos. It is particularly desirable to see from the selection of images, that the applicant works on thematically coherent series.

Important: In the application phase, you must have already decided in which of our degree programmes you would like to study. However, please note that you may change programmes at a later time if desired.

Students who are currently completing their bachelor’s degree can also apply. Please refer to our admission requirements for more information.

Our educational approach is to enable students to discover and fully develop their individual talents. Teaching takes place in small groups in a friendly, informal atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to actively shape your studies and your career path by choosing your own specialisations and selecting courses from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. Our professors will support your individual progress helping you to develop your own distinct signature and to refine your talents and strengths. The master’s programme includes practical projects led by distinguished photographers and artists, as well as international study trips and workshops in New York, Iceland or different cities in Asia to help you prepare for your future career.

Our modern, centrally located Berlin campus is a meeting place for students from over 60 countries. Famous for its lively arts scene, in recent years, Berlin has also become one of Europe’s most important start-up capitals. 

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Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real- life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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Gain access to internships and real- life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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