Photography | Bachelor of Arts

The course of study for photography and new visual media

Style models, set up sets, arrange lighting, and get the details just right. Use the city as the backdrop for your shoots. Capture moments. Blend analogue and digital. Research motifs, experiment with image design. Does this sound appealing? During the BA in Photography, you have will have plenty of opportunities to develop your own visual language.

Your studies

During the internationally recognised BA in Photography, you will research the inexhaustible depths of image design, enjoying creative freedom and discovering your own style.

You will acquire a profound understanding of the use of modern and traditional techniques of photography. You will create your own artistic projects and learn how to professionally carry out assignments in line with customers’ briefs.

You will be qualified in designing image content and aesthetic effects in a conscious and targeted way, allowing you to convey emotions and visual messages.

At the design akademie berlin in the Aufbau Haus, you will have access to the latest camera and studio technology, spacious studios and high-performing computers for digital image processing.

Also you will benefit from an international network of skilled professors and students from various fields of the creative industries and advance your ambitions as an artist in the national and international art scene.

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Your career prospects

Graduates of the BA in Photography will have mastered a wide variety of forms of photographic image design and will have extensive, methodical, strategic and conceptual media skills.

You will be able to work in applied areas of portrait, fashion, editorial, advertising, product and reportage photography.

Other professional fields are also available within the new image visual media (CGI, Stereo3D, 360° x 180°, VR/AR) or in the fields of curating and image editing and in artistic photography.

The internationally recognised Bachelor of Arts offers a professional foundation for immediate career progression.

You will also be able to access numerous postgraduate and Master’s programmes.

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Your application

The admissions process for the BA in Photography includes the submission of a portfolio with 15 of your own works and a personal admissions interview. You can also bring your portfolio with you to your admissions interview instead.

Arrange a personal portfolio support session by emailing the programme director for this course, Prof. Sebastian Denz.

B.A. Photography – Partnerships and university collaborations

Since 2010: 3D research group, stereocamera prototypes test, regular excursions and stereo projections in 3D cinema at 3IT - Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. 3IT – Fraunhofer HHI

Since 2015: Joint practical projects as well as regular excursions and exhibition visits to the Wolfen Industry and Film Museum. IFM Wolfen

Since 2016: CTM preliminary exhibition “Spatial Allocation” and festival documentation as a partner to the transmediale festival for art and digital culture berlin. transmediale

Since 2011: University exchange of students and lecturers, guest speeches, joint collaborative projects and exhibitions in 3D/VR with the New Media Pathway at the Merz Akademie Stuttgart. Merz Akademie Stuttgart

Since 2013: collaborative photography exhibitions and publications, visits from international arts festivals, regular university exchanges of students and lecturers with the Film School Łódź (Poland). Film School Łódź