Photography Bachelor of Arts
Pictures say more than words: the bachelor for passionate photographers
Photography is an international language with its own rules and ways of finding legitimacy. It can allegorise complex relationships, tell stories, and kindle emotions without using words. It influences the way we think and act and affects how we perceive the world. It’s ubiquitous and impossible to push out of your mind. As you can imagine, understanding photography as a medium and how to use it consciously is not only indispensable in artistic practice, but also in advertising and editorial occupations.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe has a pioneering study programme in this field. We were among the first German private universities to establish a photography programme. During your studies, you’ll familiarise yourself with and try out various photographic genres, such as portrait, fashion, art, and documentary.
The programme - courses, internships, semester abroad
- This programme is divided into modules. In the foundational courses, we’ll teach you compositional skills, such as lighting design, composition and the complete analog and digital workflow, as well as how to film experimentally.
- Parallel to this, you’ll receive an overview of historical and contemporary developments in art, photography, design, and film in the theoretical courses. In project modules, you’ll deepen your knowledge of individual photographic genres. Through our range of interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, and study trips, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire skills from other study programmes in design.
- In the 5th semester, you’ll choose between an internship in Germany or abroad, or studying as a guest at one of our partner universities or colleges. In the last semester before your bachelor’s project, you’ll devote yourself to finding and defining your individual profile.
Your career options with a degree in photography
- Working with photos does not automatically mean you have to be an independent photographer. With a bachelor’s degree in Photography, a whole world of career options is open to you, including image editor, art buyer, retoucher, or curator.
- Of course, you can also work as a photographer within the advertising industry, for publications, corporate communications, and events, or as an artist. In most cases, you will work as a freelancer. Since the technical aspects of photography are becoming more and more accessible, being able to turn your ideas and feelings into visual concepts, to learn soft skills, self-marketing, and organisational talent, is required more today than ever before.