M.A. On Campus


Budapest Metropolitan University

24 months
7200 EUR/year
5600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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If you would like to deepen your knowledge, if photography means more than just a representation of reality as it is a medium for transferring ideas and defining themes, you should choose the Photography program from Budapest Metropolitan University.


The aim of the Photography program from Budapest Metropolitan University is to master the practice of thinking in a photography sense and to create such a creative environment in which the students receive appropriate feedback on their work. Another aim is to help the students create their own style, creative philosophy, visual world, and visual language through the development of creative photography project plans; and also, to prepare the path leading to the birth of more complex, high quality, independent pieces of art, created in the future. 

Visual communication is one of the cornerstones of information societies, including photography, the latter has become an influential cultural factor and significant foundation of related visual fields. After centuries of verbal communication, it has emphasized the visual and created the inevitable balance between the written and visual world. 

  • You will be able to manage the different photographic genres and media surfaces not only as a visual problem, but you will also learn how to think in a communication and information structure 
  • You will learn the latest digital technology used in professional photography, and also a wide range of traditional small-format cameras, and the medium-format cameras applied in specialist fields as well as large format photography. 
  • We offer an opportunity for continuous development, independent and teamwork as well. 
  • You will receive such knowledge that helps you join the art world in Hungary and abroad. 

Career Opportunities

  • A position of photographer in the different specialist fields of photography and visual media. 
  • As an independent artist and/or as a freelancer (running your own business). 

Programme Structure

In the first year the focus is on the followings: 

  • As you have mastered the technical skills, the focus is shifted on the independent selection of themes. 
  • We try to find connections, inspire you to think in the system of mediums, and treat photography as an instrument for expression. 

In the second year: 

  • Through integrated research and design tasks, you are prepared for your future tasks. 
  • We strengthen your work relying on your independent selection of theme and the relevant knowledge on the media. 
  • Beside the applied and autonomous fields of photography, we focus on the design work relying on visual concept and the possibilities lying in this. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • IELTS min. 6.0 
  • Bachelor’s degree or above from a relevant field 
  • Portfolio of previous works 
  • CV and motivation letter 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2800 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Budapest

172338 - 268251 HUF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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