• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Lucerne, Switzerland
The artistic and creative Camera Arts degree programme at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts prepares students for a professional life centred on photography and visual expression within the context of art, design, media and society. Narrational, relational, transmedial.
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The Camera Arts course at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers a strong interplay between practice and theory, which has, at its core, the development of an awareness of the history of photography, art and design. 

Learning outcomes

The quality criteria for the coursework are defined by the relevant context and rendered as discourse in close cooperation between students, lecturers and the wider professional community. The course calls for a sense of initiative and of engagement. 

The students need to be open to the world and capable of critical reflection; they also have to be able to address issues of relevance to them through creative work. In addition, they are required to be capable of self-reflection and of critiquing their social roles as designers, artists and individuals engaged in the cultural sector. Instead of focusing on the development of a specific "visual style", students are supervised as they seek to identify their personal interests and mental signatures. In particular, we support their desire to keep developing and innovating, as well as their interest in pushing the boundaries of photography both now and going forward.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Field of activity

  • The Camera Arts degree programme and its cross-disciplinary focal points Photography & Arts, Editorial Photography & Media Design, Transmedia Storytelling, and Communities & E-Cultures qualify the graduates for narrational, relational and transmedial careers in the realm of photography and visual culture. 
  • They acquire an eclectic mix of knowledge and skills, which can be put to good use in fields such as editorial photography, visual journalism, transmedia narrative in print and online media, or artistic projects. They are capable of working as freelancers, in collectives or in the communication departments of commercial enterprises or cultural institutions both public and private. The bachelor's degree also qualifies them to enrol in a consecutive Master of Arts in Fine Arts or Master of Arts in Design.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The admission procedure consists of two parts. Assuming that the application has been submitted on time, the applicant is then required to submit a portfolio of his or her work and complete an art-related task. This will determine whether he or she is invited for an interview. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1508 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 754 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1508 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 754 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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803 CHF

Living costs for Luzern

  • 1500 - 2100 CHF/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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