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 (UE) 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. On top of that, you can select interdisciplinary elective subjects from other study programs. This means you’ll have more opportunities to expand your creative profile and make a fantastic impression on the job market.
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.
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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.
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.
As a private university, we are funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at UE costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: UE graduates meet essential requirements of design, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved.
All costs are included in the monthly tuition fee.
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 Guidance Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on Masters funding on this website.
You can apply a year in advance for the winter semester.
A complete application will include the following:
The admission procedure includes an approximately 45-minute personal interview and the review of your proposal and portfolio. Your knowledge of English will be tested in the interview.