Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design | Media Institute

Photography MA in English

A new generation of experimental and responsible-minded photographers
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Type of course
2 years
4 semesters
MA degree deadline
Applications closed deadline
Accepting applications
State funded
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Media Institute
Career opportunities
Visual Artist (Fine Arts)
Photo Editor
Visual Storyteller
Specialised Writer
Scientific research career
Documentary Filmmaker
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Krisztina Erdei
programme manager
Our Photography MA programme trains open-minded and highly autonomous artists who are able to respond sensitively and progressively to the challenges of the world, supported by state-of-the-art technology and renowned teachers.
Our long-standing programme covers the development and full-spectrum implementation of long-term photography projects; design and art research; the development of the Central and Eastern European vision of the genre; and the exploration of its intersections.
Thanks to their solid knowledge and skills, artists graduating from our programme can hold their own in the international photography arena. We place a strong emphasis on collaborations with professional partners, and the successful participation of our students in international and domestic competitions, fairs and festivals.


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What does it take for a young designer to be successful? Whether for running their own graphic design or animation studio, founding their own fashion label or working as an employee, future designers need market and entrepreneurial skills to succeed and realise their goals. For this purpose, MOME teachers have developed a course that is unique in the Central Eastern European region, providing students with a business approach specifically reflecting the needs of the creative industries. The Business to Design (B2D) educational programme was created with involvement of prominent professionals and entrepreneurs in the field, MOME alumni, as well as invited international speakers. Its originality lies in it forming part of the curriculum and being a mandatory subject for all BA students.

The invited speakers for the spring semester of the Photography MA explore the possibilities of the responsible use of photography in light of the challenges posed by the post-photographic era. Their work serves as inspirational examples for further interpretations of art-related interdisciplinary research.

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) further expands its international education portfolio following the successful launch of its first two English MA programmes. Students looking to continue their education in the creative industries will now have the opportunity to study Animation and Design in English language from September 2023, in addition to Photography and Interaction Design, building a valuable network and gaining future-shaping, competitive knowledge while still at university.


The exhibition The Apples of Their Eyes by Rudolf Balogh Award winning photographer and Head of the MOME Photography BA Gábor Máté DLA habil. opened on 15 March 2023 at 12 noon at the Yossi Nahmias Photography Gallery in Jerusalem (Department of Photographic Communication Hadassah Academic College).

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Course Week events of the spring semester at MOME Campus.

If you are interested in our MA programmes offered in English language, come and join our MOME Open Day in March.


A photo lab for one person with a developing machine for black and white and colour films and a 4x5’ LPL enlarging machine presently only for enlarging in black and white.

It is a professional photo studio with Broncolor, Hensel and Multiblitz studio flashes, a wide range of light formers, pillared studio equipment stands, background stands and backgrounds. A Hasselblad camera set with a digital back and a Mamiya RB 6x7 analogue camera with a digital back are also available. The studio’s floor area is 150 m² and its floor to ceiling height is 7.5 m. It has three balconies and an infinity cove.


Krisztina Erdei DLA

programme manager

Gábor Arion Kudász DLA

Head of MA programme, associate professor


Imre Drégely


Anna Fabricius DLA

external lecturer

Viola Fátyol

assistant lecturer, supervisor

Judit Gellér PhD

external lecturer

Csaba Hajnóczy DLA

senior lecturer

Gábor Arion Kudász DLA

Head of MA programme, associate professor

Gábor Máté DLA

associate professor, BA programme lead, Head of BA programme, supervisor

István Oravecz

senior lecturer, workshop leader

Zsolt Petrányi

external lecturer

Gábor Pfisztner

guest lecturer

Richard Usher

master teacher, vocational technical instructor

Ábel Szalontai DLA, habil.

associate professor, ECoC programme lead, supervisor

Éva Szombat

assistant lecturer, supervisor
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