MA Photography

Deepen your knowledge and strengthen your handling of people, emotions and the view for the essentials.

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Mastering Moments, Illuminating Futures.

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.
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Immerse yourself in a city full of culture, diversity, and opportunities!

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Admission Requirements

Here are some things you will require for your application at the UE:

  • Completed admission form
  • Transcript & language proficiency
  • CV & Copy of passport
  • Portfolio required
Photostudio at Berlin Campus

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.

Semesters & Credits

  • 2, 3 or 4 semesters
  • 60, 90 or 120 ECTS (Credits)
  • Choose between the Standard Track (120 ECTS) and the Fast Track (60 or 90 ECTS) study options based on your previous education.
  • Teaching language: English

The programme starts in both the winter and summer terms.


  • EU applicants standard: € 820 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 10,938 yearly

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How to build a successful career in photography

The Photography 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 area or photography. The first two semesters consist of interdisciplinary project-based studies, like History and theory of Photography or Concept, Identity & Culture. 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 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.

The Master's programme includes practical projects led by renowned photographers and artists as well as excursions and workshops that will prepare you optimally for your dream job. We also cooperate with:

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Learn from our Experts

Here you will find further valuable information about our professors and their career.

Prof. Walter Bergmoser

Prof. Walter Bergmoser

Walter Bergmoser is the Vice Dean of the Art & Design faculty at University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Berlin and professor for Photography.
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Prof. Dr. Till Julian Huss

Prof. Dr. Till Julian Huss

Prof Dr Till Julian Huss is Professor of Art and Media Theory at UE Berlin and Vice Dean for Business and Art & Design at the UE Innovation Hub in Potsdam.
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