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.

More info in the curriculum

Info events for the 2022 application

Portfolio consultations will be offered from November 2021 onwards. Please send a few samples of your work (max. 5MB, ideally as a PDF) with contact details to in advance. We will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Erasmus applications

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Entrance Exam 2022, Part 1 (online)

From 12 to 28 January 2022 (each 11:59 p.m., Vienna time/CET) upload of application documents.

The application documents will be submitted in digital form. All documents must be sent to us in one PDF file. The PDF must not exceed 50MB and must contain the following:

The online application is done in two steps:

1. registration on the university application website with the following personal information:

Please select 'Design (diploma) - Applied Photography amd Time-based Media' under Application.

After registration, the access data for the portfolio upload will be sent to the specified email.

2. upload of the portfolio PDF. The PDF can be overwritten until the deadline. The PDF file that is on our server after the deadline is valid.

LINK to online registratrion and portfolio upload:


For support:

To avoid last minute technical problems, please make sure to plan the upload with enough margin before the deadline!

Registrations after the deadline will not be considered.


4 February 2022
Announcement of the candidates admitted to the examination by email.


Entrance Exam 2022, Part 2

February 21 to February 25, 2022, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. examination and short interviews at the Dept. of Applied Photography and Time-Based Media, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, staircase 2 (courtyard)/4th floor, 1010 Vienna. If travel is not possible due to corona, the interview can optionally take place online.


The study programme begins on 3 October 2022.



As of 28 January 2022, 10:10 a.m.