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.
Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths, while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned photographers and study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the newest technology and that is known for its international and English-speaking character.
At 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 specializations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programs taught at UE also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry, field trips and workshops, which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe is accredited by the state, has received multiple awards and is a worldwide leader among universities with an international approach.
Here you study in small courses, so you get individual support and personal contact to our professors. All of our lecturers are successful experts in the world of art, design and photography.
Besides the theory your studies contain practical projects. Interdisciplinary courses enable you to determine the content of your studies. The UE campus offers state of the art equipment, including photo studios, darkrooms, Mac pools, and more. Voluntary excursions give you the chance to see New York, Iceland, Vietnam, Paris and other destinations and work on your skills there.
We put emphasis on internationality. That's why we were ranked as "one of the best 25 best international universities worldwide" (U-Multirank 2016). Our many international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and FIBAA recognized) 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.
That's why we encourage international students to come here and study with us. You can apply with your national school degree now. We will then take a look at your application and guide you through the process.
We want your studies to fit perfectly into your life. That's why 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.
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 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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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.