Curriculum. What awaits you in your studies?

After you have attended the introductory seminars in the first year with all students of the Visual Journalism and Documentary Photography programme, you can plan your seminar programme from the third semester on. The three profiles for Photography, Digital Journalism, and Documentary Practices will give you an idea of what that might look like.

The first two semesters: technical and methodological basics

1st semester

Imagery (6 credits)
Photo, Image and Media History (3)
Research (3)
Photographic Techniques and Digital Image Processing 1 (3)
Basics in Layout, Typography (3)
Visual Storytelling (12)

2nd semester

Portrait Photography (6)
Photo- and Visual Theory (3)
Storytelling in journalism (3)
Photographic Techniques and Digital Image Processing 2 (3)
Audiovisual Production (3)
Visual Storytelling (12)


From the 3rd semester onwards, you can choose from various options and put together your own seminar programme. You can use the following three profiles as a guide, which we have selected for you to illustrate this for you.

Profile A: Photography

3rd semester

Politics of Representation (3)
Elective Course 1 (3)
Documentary Photography (6)
Fine Art Printing (3)
Journalistisches Schreiben (3)
Photo Project (12)

4th semester

Media Theory (3)
Elective Course 2 (3)
Bild und Text (6)
Image Market (3)
Media Ethics and Media Law (3)
Photo Project (12)

5th semester

Internship (30)

6th semester

Theory 1 (3)
Elective Course 3 (3)
Porträt narrativ (6)
Digital Communication Strategies (3)
Entrepreneurship (3)
Short Documentary (12)

7th semester

Theory 2 (3)
Elective Course 4 (3)
Online-Magazin: Redaktion und Entwicklung (6)
Projektmanagement (3)
Curating and Exhibiting (3)
Photo Project (12)

8th semester

Bachelorproject (30)

Profile B: Digital Journalism

3rd semester

Politics of Representation (3)
Elective Course 1 (3)
Online-Magazin: Text und Social Media (6)
Data Visualisation (3)
Journalistisches Schreiben (3)
Short Documentary (12)

4th semester

Media Theory (3)
Elective Course 2 (3)
Online Magazine: Code and Design (6)
Image Market (3)
Media Ethics and Media Law (3)
Digital Storytelling 1 (12)

5th semester

Internship (30)

6th semester

Theory 1 (3)
Elective Course 3 (3)
Photo Workshop (6)
Digital Communication Strategies (3)
Entrepreneurship (3)
Data Project (12)

7th semester

Theory 2 (3)
Elective Course 4 (3)
Online-Magazin: Redaktion und Entwicklung (6)
Projektmanagement (3)
Immersive Journalism (3)
Digital Storytelling 2 (12)

8th semester

Bachelorproject (30)

Profile C: Documentary Practices

3rd semester

Politics of Representation (3)
Elective Course 1 (3)
Documentary Photography (6)
Studiopraxis (3)
Fine Art Printing (3)
Short Documentary (12)

4th semester

Media Theory (3)
Elective Course 2 (3)
Online Magazine: Design and Code (6)
Image Market (3)
Media Ethics and Media Law (3)
Photo Project (12)

5th semester

Internship (30)

6th semester

Theory 1 (3)
Elective Course 3 (3)
Photobook (6)
Digital Communication Strategies (3)
Online-Magazin: Text und Social Media (3)
Data Project (12)

7th semester

Theory 2 (3)
Elective Course 4 (3)
Photo Workshop (6)
Projektmanagement (3)
Curating and Exhibiting (3)
Digital Storytelling (12)

8th semester

Bachelorproject (30)

In the study guide, you will find details about the individual seminars. Click on the semester you want to look at.

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