The course imparts comprehensive technical knowledge, as well as practical, artistic/creative and editorial competencies in photography, visual communication and media. Students explore local and global contexts (both social and related to everyday situations), and develop a feel for relevant issues and themes. They learn to incorporate them in creative concepts and to develop photographic/visual projects on their own or with others.
Photography, art, design and media theory and a knowledge of scientific methods enrich their practical work and help them reflect on and identify their creative activity, as well as develop a feel for the history of photography, art and design. Students also acquire skills in communication, rhetoric, interaction, project management and law.
Camera Arts sees itself as a laboratory for contemporary and future practices and, as such, holds itself open to change. Because of this, students are encouraged to play an active part in shaping their studies. In doing so, they are able to rely on the support of a dedicated team of lecturers.
Since communication cultures are no longer restricted to national borders or linguistic regions, and the realms of photography and digital media are assuming an increasingly international dimension, English is the second language of instruction after German. It means students can communicate with foreign visitors, lecturers and exchange students.