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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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 design projects (can include the BA project)
- A written proposal for an MA project (around one DIN A4-sized page)
- Optional portfolio containing more work
- School-leaving certificate
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of your passport/ID
Admission requirements in detail
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)
Applicants whose mother tongue is English or who hold an English language school and/or university degree may be exempted from this requirement.
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.
- 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.
Funding in detail
Application process and deadlines
We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:
- You submit your online application via the SRH Application Portal
- If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
- If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
- You sign the study contract and send it back to us
- You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student – the 3-month deposit
- You receive your letter of admission
- 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