Basic info "Photography" (B.A.)

Standard period of study

Language of instruction

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
8 semesters full-time
(part-time study is possible)
240 ECTS Credits
Folkwang University of the Arts

Admission requirements

  • Evidence of qualification for entry (general university entrance certificate; official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements:
  • Applicants without a general university entrance certificate may also be admitted, provided that they exhibit outstanding artistic talent (see "Rahmenordnung" Nr. 323 §8)
  • Evidence of artistic aptitude or outstanding artistic talent respectively by passing the aptitude test

Language requirements

  • Language level B2 required to take part in the aptitude test and to be proven with application Language level C1 required for admission and to be proven at the time of enrolment.
  • The required levels of language skills at Folkwang University of the Arts are in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


  • Each semester all students have to pay a social contribution for the services of the Student Union, a student contribution for the work of the AStA (General Student Committee) and the VRR/NRW ticket. A breakdown of the amounts plus information on how to pay is available here.
  • Please note: In the study course Photography you will likely be facing costs for production material.