SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 7 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 210 ECTS
  • €690/Month
  • No foundation year necessary
  • In accreditation
  • university cooperations
  • Full time

Styling models, building sets, setting up lighting, obsessing with details. Scouting locations, capturing moments. Merging analog and digital. If this is your world, then our Photography degree is perfect to help you develop your own visual language.

  • English
  • summer & winter semester | SRH Gera collaboration
Photography´s bachelor student at SRH Berlin

Your course content

Photo studio, documentary photography, CGI...

In the BA Photography programme you will learn how pictures work and what they can achieve. You will learn how to design and stage information using analog and digital image recording techniques. With artistic freedom you will be able to explore all possibilities of image design and find your own style. You will work on your own projects and learn how to handle customer orders professionally. The content of your studies will include advertising photography, press photography and photojournalism, artistic photography, product and documentary photography.

Your career prospects

Photojournalist, fashion photographer and more

Upon completion of your studies, you will have mastered a wide variety of forms of photographic image design and possess extensive methodical, strategic and conceptual media skills.

You will work, for example, in the applied field of portrait, fashion, editorial, advertising, product or reportage photography.

Further professional fields arise within the new image media (computer generated imagery, Stereo3D, 360 x 180°, virtual & augmented reality) or in the areas of curation and image editing as well as in artistic photography.

In addition, with a Bachelor of Arts degree you have access to numerous postgraduate and master's courses in Germany and abroad.


Get more information about the study programme!

Study programme brochure and more ...

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Modules B.A. Photography

Your curriculum

7 Semester 210 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Photography Studio I: Studio Photography & Typography

  • Photography Studio II: Portrait Photography Studio, Photo Aesthetics Portrait Studio, Graphic Design I

  • Photography Studio III: Product Photography, Photo Aesthetics Product, CGI Product

  • Media Sciences & Academic Writing

  • Media Lab Photography: Photographic Technology, Photographic Software Training, Design Software Training

  • Elective I*


* e.g. Image Editing I, Analog Photography I, Web Development I

2. Semester
  • Photography Location I: Portrait Photography Location, Photo Aesthetics Portrait Location, Contemporary Graphic Design

  • Photography Location II: Architectural Photography, Photo Aesthetics Architecture, Editorial Design I

  • Photography Location III: Automotive Photography & CGI Automotive

  • Communication Sciences: Theory & History of Communication, History of Design and Art

  • Media Lab Film: Film Technology, Film Software Training, Animation Software Training

  • Elective II*


* e.g. Image Editing II, Analog Photography II, Web Development II

3. Semester
  • Photographic Documentation I: Documentary Photography I & Panoramic Photography I

  • Photographic Documentation II: Documentary Photography II, Panoramic Photography II, CGI Panorama 360° x 180°

  • Photographic Documentation III: Documentary Photography III, Sports Photography, Editorial Design II

  • Research & Aesthetics I: Excursion, Techniques of artistic research, Application & Evaluation

  • Photographic History

  • Elective III*


* e.g. Image Editing III, Analog Photography III, Web Development III

4. Semester
  • Staged Photography I: Fashion Photography I & Stereoscopic Photography I

  • Staged Photography II: Fashion Photography II, Stereoscopic Photography II, CGI Stereo 3D, Graphic Design II

  • SRH Elective: Staged Photography or university-wide offer

  • SRH Lab: Project SRH Berlin, Project Support, Project Evaluation

  • Discourses of Photography & Expert Talks

  • Elective IV*


* e.g. Image Editing IV, Analog Photography IV, Web Development IV

5. Semester
  • Practical Phase Photography

  • Photographic Project

6. Semester
  • Artistic Photography I: Conceptual Photography I, Virtual & Augmented Reality I

  • Artistic Photography II: Conceptual Photography II, Virtual & Augmented Reality II, Graphic Design III

  • Scientific Colloquium: Methods of Scientific Work & Writing Scientific Texts

  • Research & Aesthetics II: Excursion, Scientific Work, Translation & Proofreading

  • Exhibition Design

  • Elective V*


* e.g. Image Editing V, Analog Photography V, Web Development V

7. Semester
  • Photography Portfolio: Portfolio & Digital Portfolio Web

  • Experimental Photography

  • Photography Colloquium I & II

  • Foundation & Law: Entrepreneurship, Media Law, Career Center

  • Bachelor's Thesis


Discover Photography at SRH Berlin

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Sports photography

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Under the supervision of David Turakiewicz and Prof. Sebastian Denz, the students from the third and fourth semesters created some pretty sporty shots.

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Admission requirements

Degree and portfolio

Admission requirements vary according to the educational background and citizenship of all applicants. Our admission requirements are in accordance with German legal stipulations. 

The basic requirements are:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife). In case you have not graduated yet, please apply with your existing transcripts or your latest interim certificate. However, we need your final degree certificate before you can start your studies.
  • CV
  • Portfolio with approx. 15-20 creative works*
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

Find out if you are eligible
Submit your application directly through our online platform to see if you qualify for our Bachelor's programmes. Our admissions experts will review your documents and directly inform you of your eligibility, or if further education is required. Apply now!

Important: Applicants with foreign degrees who can access a state-accredited university in their home country (or country of their studies), and meet the SRH subject and GPA requirements, are typically eligible to start our Bachelor's programmes directly. Our team will meticulously evaluate your application and provide feedback on your eligibility. 

Here are the English requirements you should bring along:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 on average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required
  • Duolingo 110 points
Fees and Funding

Your tuition fees

As a state-recognised, private university, the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences is financed by tuition fees. This revenue goes towards equipping our campus, providing services for our students, and quality assurance. In this way we ensure that you receive the best possible education under optimal study conditions.

Tuition fees (per month or semester)

  • EUR 690 / month (Citizenship EU/EEA incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)
  • EUR 4,725 / semester (Citizenship non-EU/non-EEA)

Enrolment fee (once)

  • EUR 750 (Citizenship EU/EEA incl. Western Balkans, Switzerland and Ukraine)
  • EUR 1000 (Citizenship non-EU/non-EEA)

The monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of the study programme. More information about our fees.

Please find information about funding options on our Financing Your Studies page.

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Application and entrance examination

Please find the Application and Late Arrival deadlines here.

We look forward to getting to know you. This is our application process:

  1. You apply online at our SRH Application Portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a selection interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the registration fee
  6. We will prepare your letter of admission for you
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then it begins!

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* Mandatory information
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  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in small teams through practice-oriented tasks
  • You can concentrate on what is important in 5-week blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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