SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences


  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 120 ECTS
  • €790/Month
  • Full time

Deepen your knowledge of photography. Think interdisciplinary. Develop a unique, modern photographic vision. By taking the Master's in Photography degree, you will find your individual style and define your career path as a photographer and designer.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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Your course content

Photojournalism, photo techniques and more

The Master's degree in Photography provides critical perspectives on photography and new visual media. You gain the tools to think and look critically at your work and the work of your peers, while also looking outward to the professional world of image makers and the historical roots of the medium. The programme is designed with enough flexibility for you to refine your own photographic orientation and artistic practice.

Photography´s master degree students at SRH Berlin

Your career prospects

Art Photographer, Fashion Photographer and more

The MA Photography prepares you for an immediate entry into the diverse field of visual art. This could mean, for example, working as an independent artistic or applied photographer, picture editor, art buyer or art director.

Due to the theoretical focus of the programme, you will also be able to pursue a career as a curator for museums and galleries.

The international Master of Arts degree also allows you to pursue an academic career, including doctorate and post-doctoral studies.

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Manifest:IO Symposium 2024

Led by SRH lecturer Harshini Karunaratne and the team at TimeLab, the ‘Symposium for New Media and Electronic Art’ allowed our master students to show off their visual storytelling skills.

Based in the Alte Münze in Berlin, the event gave them excellent exposure, where they could make a name for themselves in the expansive Berlin creative scene. 

The artists and art enthusiasts experienced a unique space to engage in creative showcases, performances and workshops, which encorporated innovative uses of technology. 

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Student Trip to Łódź, Poland

In a vibrant fusion of academia and creativity, SRH Master students embarked on an unforgettable excursion to Poland.

This enriching journey was not just a trip, but a significant educational exchange with the renowned Łódź Film School. 

The highlight of the visit was their attendance at the prestigious ‘Fotofestiwal’ in Łódź, a melting pot of innovative photography and cinematic talent. 

The Erasmus+ international exchange programme (co-funded by the European Union) generously supported our excursion, reflecting their commitment to fostering cultural and educational experiences across Europe.

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Course Registration deadline for German Intensive Courses (online) for SRH students

Online German courses | Course period: 9 - 26 September 2024; Registration deadline: 2 August 2024

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Curriculum M.A. Photography

Your modules

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Orientation in the Medium: Photography Lab I, Core Integrated Practice I, Encountering the Image

  • Individual Development: Photography Lab II, Core Integrated Practice II, Methods of Image Analysis

  • Work in Progress: Photography Lab III, Core Integrated Practice III, Images in Context

  • Core Project

  • History of Photography

  • Site-Specific Learning

2. Semester
  • Image and Medium: Printed Matter, Advanced Integrated Practice I, Foundations of Media Theory

  • Photograph as Object: Photo Book, Advanced Integrated Practice II, Advance Research Methodologies

  • Boundaries of the Medium: Photographic Print, Advanced Integrated Practice III, Theory of lens-based Media

  • Advanced Project Print

  • Issues in Contemporary Photography

  • Excursion

3. Semester
  • Spatial Shift: Spatial Practice, Expanded Integrated Practice I, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Media

  • Photograph and Space: Expanded Photography, Expanded Integrated Practice II, Contemporary Media Theory

  • Beyond Photography: Spatial Intervention, Expanded Integrated Practice III, After Photography

  • Expanded Project Space - Manifesto

  • Critical Perspectives on Photography

  • Back to the Future

4. Semester
  • Master's Colloquium

  • Master's Thesis


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Admission requirements

Our requirements

To submit your application, please provide us with the following:

  • Bachelor's degree - please submit your degree certificate and your transcript of records. If you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies.
  • Two or three creative works - you can also add more works to your portfolio
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID

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/ IELTS ONLINE (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

  • citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine): EUR 790 / month
  • citizenship | Non-EU/EEA: EUR 5700 / semester

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

An additional enrolment fee of EUR 750 (EU/EEA) / EUR 1000 (non-EU/EEA) is to be paid once. More information about our fees.

Please find more information about financing options on our page Financing your Studies. Our Student Advisory Service will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Application process and deadlines

Please find the Application and Late Arrival deadlines here.

We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH Application Portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone 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 enrolment fee
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!
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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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