Master Fotografie - Photographic Studies (4 Semester)

....addresses issues including...

  • the interactions of photography with other media and their different characteristics.
  • media and visual processes in an increasingly visually oriented society and culture.
  • the academic and artistic and creative advanced training and expansion of skills in the different photographic genres and media dialects.

Photographic Studies

Photographic Studies

... is unique because
the degree programme offers the opportunity for independent and individual, innovative and professional project work in close collaboration with lecturers from a wide variety of fields of media.

...offers advanced subject-specific training in the areas:

  • professional qualification,
  • expansion of students’ individual creative forms of expression,
  • interdisciplinary cooperation, and
  • critical reflection of media events.

Additional information:
The master's programme Photographic Studies also includes regular talks, field trips and workshops as well as exhibitions and publications.

Who is a perfect match?

Who is a perfect match?

Applicants for this study course

...shall provide:
a (German) Diplom or a bachelor’s degree (with 180 CPs) in photography or in a comparable degree programme in the field of design

...are interested in:
creative design work, asking critical questions, developing projects independently, and interdisciplinary exchange

...have to struggle through:
finding ideas, implementation, challenging ideas, resistance of the material, highs and lows...

→ more information about the profile of requirements

Graduates of this master course often work in leading positions or as freelancers in:

  • photographic design, photographic art
  • art direction, photographic editing
  • curating
  • higher academic positions


What do I need?

What do I need?

Required degree...
in a (German) Diplom or a bachelor’s programme in photography/photographic design or a in a related field with an overall grade of at least “good” (2.3) and 180 ECTS is obligatory.

An aptitude assessment ...
for applicants is conducted at the University of Applied Sciences and Art Dortmund (FH Dortmund).
The artistic and creative aptitude for this particular programme requires an application by the 15th January of every year.

→ see total prerequisites for admission

And what else?
A stay abroad during the course of the programme is desirable!
Overview: All contacts to institutions of higher education worldwide

Who will help me?

Who will help me?

Student Advisory Service
The Team: contact and office hours
Tel.: 0231 / 9112-8965

Course director
Office of the Faculty of Design
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2, room E 45
Phone: 0231 / 9112-426 or -447
Contact details and office hours


Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Start of studies Summer semester
Regular course duration 4 semesters
Classroom language german
Admission Restriction unrestricted
Semester contribution € 292,62
Sommer semester:
1st December until 15.01.

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