Basic info "Photography Studies and Practice" (M. A.)

Standard period of study

Language of instruction

Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters
(part-time study is possible)
120 ECTS Credits
Folkwang University of the Arts

Admission requirements

  • A first university degree in the field of photography or in a comparable/related subject (official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements:
  • Evidence of artistic aptitude 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 Studies and Practice you will likely be facing costs for production material.