· Winter semester: September 2021/22
· Summer semester: March 2022
· 2, 3 or 4 Semesters
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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.
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· Winter semester: September 2021/22
· Summer semester: March 2022
· 2, 3 or 4 Semesters
Master of Arts
EU applicants: from 13,000 € yearly Non-EU applicants: from 14,300€ yearly
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.
What makes it outstanding to study at UE?Show more
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 GermanyShow more
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.
– Phil Knight.
The programme - courses and projectsShow more
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 PhotographyShow more
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.
Tuition fees and fundingShow more
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 applyShow more
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.
UE Stories: Anna Lea
"There is really a lot of emphasis on practice. As a student, you quickly gain project experience and many contacts.""
UE Stories: Marcel
"I have always understood the lecturers more as companions who can also help you with your first real projects in addition to the daily study routine.""
UE Stories: Constantin
"In retrospect, I really appreciate the freedom offered by studying at UE. The professors and lecturers give the students the space to develop individually. There is no uniform teaching.""
UE Stories: Niklas von Schwarzdorn
"Niklas completed his bachelor's degree in photography from the UE. Today, he is the editor of his own fashion magazine "Hart" and takes over the tasks of Creative Director and Editorial Designer.""
UE Stories: Christina Heurig
"My interactive books of experiences are the protagonist’s fictional diaries, which the reader decodes for him or herself.""
UE Stories: Alain Walter
"The experiences that inspired me were the experiences of the instructors.""
UE Stories: Felix Hülpüsch
"It was good for self-discovery and helped me establish my own style. It was really great that my family and friends encouraged me to take a break and pursue my passion.""
UE Stories: Mascha Camino
"We have great instructors in our programme. …and I’ve collected a wide range of experiences.""