This study programme focuses on the realization of applied photography tasks through the media of photography and moving image. Core areas are the exploration and elaboration of new solutions (with regard to both contents and technique), the development of a visual identity and the creation of an individual imagery. Important personal requirements include curiosity and power of imagination, intuition, social competence and perseverance.
Students will need to dedicate about 35 hours a week to their studies.

This is the preliminary schedule as of 9. December 2020.
Due to Covid-19 there may be changes in the schedule.
Please inform yourself at short notice!


Informational events

Unfortunately, the Open Day of the University of Applied Arts Vienna will not take place this October. There will be a corresponding (limited) offer on on 9. + 10. December.

November 2020: Portfolio consultations will be offered from. Please send some samples of your work with contact details to . We will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Entrance Exam Part 1

6 February 2021, until 9 a.m.
Submission of a portfolio including the application documents in digital form. An informal text explaining the motivation behind the application and a CV with photo are required. The portfolio should contain samples of work, mainly in the media of photography and moving image (links to YouTube/Vimeo are welcome).

Details on the data transfer will be anounced later.

12 February 2021, 6 p.m.
Announcement of the candidates admitted to the examination by email.

Entrance Exam Part 2

22 February to 26 February 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Exams and short interviews will be held at the Dept. Applied Photography and Time-based Media, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, stairs 2 (courtyard), 4th floor, A-1010 Vienna.
Please bring cameras (smartphones or Polaroid cameras are also acceptable) and laptops if possible.

Class starts on 01 October 2021

Please send Erasmus applications to