The course at the Neue Schule für Fotografie is three and a half years long. Each year is made up of two semesters. Each semester is comprised of five months with lectures and one month off.
Classes consist of 8 teaching hours (45minutes) from 10:00 to 17:00. Between classes, students are expected to continue their studies working on their tasks and personal projects. The studio, equipment, darkrooms and printers can be used at any time through the reservation system.
First Year (semesters 1 and 2) 30 days of classes and 80 hours of work space usage per semester. Second Year (semesters 3 and 4) 30 days of classes and 80 hours of work space usage per semester. Third Year (semesters 5 and 6) 30 days of classes and 80 hours of work space usage per semester. Exhibition Semester (semester 7) 15 hours of private tutelage per student and 13 days of self study. Presentation of final year project in the gallery and a publication.
Our courses start twice yearly.
The summer semester begins on 1 March.
The winter semester begins on 1 September.
Graduating students are graded based on their third year project and thesis presented at the end of the sixth semester. In the third year project students fully plan, shoot, and produce a coherent series from concept to publication. The thesis is a written work of at least 15 pages on a selected theme.
Students with exceptional work are then invited to exhibit their work in the gallery of the Neue Schule für Fotografie at the end of the seventh semester. The exhibition is accompanied by a collectable publication.