• Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 120 ECTS
  • €800/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
  • winter semester
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Your course content
What you will learn

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.

Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

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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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 5
  • Individual Development: Photography Lab II, Core Integrated Practice II, Methods of Image Analysis 5
  • Work in Progress: Photography Lab III, Core Integrated Practice III, Images in Context 5
  • Core Project 5
  • History of Photography 5
  • Site-Specific Learning 5
2. Semester
  • Image and Medium: Printed Matter, Advanced Integrated Practice I, Foundations of Media Theory 5
  • Photograph as Object: Photo Book, Advanced Integrated Practice II, Advance Research Methodologies 5
  • Boundaries of the Medium: Photographic Print, Advanced Integrated Practice III, Theory of lens-based Media 5
  • Advanced Project Print 5
  • Issues in Contemporary Photography 5
  • Excursion 5
3. Semester
  • Spatial Shift: Spatial Practice, Expanded Integrated Practice I, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Media 5
  • Photograph and Space: Expanded Photography, Expanded Integrated Practice II, Contemporary Media Theory 5
  • Beyond Photography: Spatial Intervention, Expanded Integrated Practice III, After Photography 5
  • Expanded Project Space - Manifesto 5
  • Critical Perspectives on Photography 5
  • Back to the Future 5
4. Semester
  • Master's Colloquium 10
  • Master's Thesis 20
We support you

Full-Flex Offer | For international students only

Are you worried that Covid-19 might affect your academic future? Are you facing visa delays and travel restrictions? Take advantage of our offer to start your studies in October 2021 in a virtual format and receive a reward!

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 yet have the degree certificate, you can also submit it later).
  • Two or three creative works
  • Optional portfolio containing more work
  • School-leaving 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:

  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Duolingo 95 Pts
  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct recording)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - deviations from this rule are governed by the current version of the Language Centre's guidelines
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

As a state-recognised, private university, the SRH Berlin University 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): EUR 800 / month
  • citizenship | Non-EU/EEA: EUR 5400 / semester

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

An additional enrolment fee of EUR 500 (EU/EEA) / EUR 900 (non-EU/EEA) is to be paid once at the start of the programme.


You can finance your studies through BAföG, student loans, education funds and scholarships. The possibilities vary according to nationality. You can find more information under 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

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 (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student – the 3-month deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!
Get started now Your path into the future
  • 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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