MA Photography Programme


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

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MA Photography Programme

Photography, MA

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.

Start | Language of instruction

  • Winter semester
  • Summer semester
  • English


  • Berlin

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

Credits | Duration | Degree

  • 60, 90 or 120 ECTS
  • 2, 3 or 4 semesters
  • Master of Arts (MA)

Study option

Choose between the Standard Track (120 ECTS) and the Fast Track (60 or 90 ECTS) study options based on your previous education.

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.

At the UE, you’ll have the unique opportunity to contribute your own personal design skills and background and make something meaningful out of them.

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

Why UE?

Phuong Hoang, a recent graduate, speaks about her experience studying at the UE. And also little insides from our great collaboration with MAGNUM Photos.

Cooperation Partners

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

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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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