About us

Photography education at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has a history dating back over 35 years, with excellent results. From September 2022, the programme will be available in English, supported by various scholarships covering up to 100% of the tuition fee. On a university campus with one of the most cutting-edge technical backgrounds in the region,  professors renowned in Hungary and Europe support students in becoming highly autonomous creators who can respond to the challenges of the world sensitively and progressively, both locally and globally. We place a particular focus on the past, present and future of photography in Central and Eastern Europe.


The central elements of the training are the development of long-term photographic projects, research in design and art, the mastery of an experimentational approach, the exploration of the boundaries of photography, and  collaboration with professional partners and cultural institutions in a real-life setting. Already during the training, we put emphasis on the successful participation of our students in international and Hungarian competitions, fairs and festivals.


Director of the Media Institute: Balázs Vargha Habil. associate university professor

Head of Programme: Gábor Arion Kudász DLA, associate university professor

Programme Manager: Ábel Szalontai DLA, Habil. associate university professor

Department Manager: Tímea Fábry 


Headline Photo: Kincső Bede
Supervisor: Gábor Arion Kudász

Consultant: Zsolt Gyenge


Professional competences

Graduates of the Photography MA programme are proactive, open-minded artists with a deep understanding of the Central European photographic scene, who can leverage their communication skills confidently in the international photographic community. They are capable of delivering a full spectrum of sophisticated, in-depth and autonomous photographic projects and, as a new generation of responsible photographers, they understand the considerable extent to which photography is shaping our changing society. 


The skills acquired in the Master's programme provide the technical and theoretical background necessary for our students to succeed in a variety of jobs. 


Possible career paths:

  • Photographer
  • Visual artist (Fine artists)
  • Photojournalist
  • Photo editor
  • Teacher
  • Journalist, specialised writer
  • Publisher
  • Curator
  • Scientific, research career
  • Researcher

Degree program descriptions


Level of training: Master of Arts 
Duration of training: 4 semesters (full time)
ECTS: 120 
Language of training: English 
The academic year starts in September 2022.


Tuition fee

For Hungarian and EEA citizens, the programme is available with self-funding as well as with state-funding (subject to special conditions).

MOME offers a Regional Social Mobility Scholarship to citizens of Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine, covering up to 100% of tuition fees based on professional accomplishments and financial situation.

For non-EEA citizens not mentioned in the above list, the program is available with self-funding only.

Hungarian citizens
- state-funded programme (subject to special conditions)
- self-funded programme: HUF 1,850,000/semester
EEA citizens
- self-funded programme: EUR 5,000/semester
- state-funded programme (subject to special conditions)
Non-EEA citizens 
- self-funded programme: EUR 12,000/semester

Learn more about the Regional social mobility scholarship here.



Admission is based on the applicant’s professional portfolio and personal interview. Prospective students are selected based on their talent, abilities, and previous achievements and works.

Application period: 

Through the MOME application system:
1 February 2022-31 May 2022 
Through the Hungarian Central Application System at www.felvi.hu: 
1 February 2022-15 February 2022
Preconditions of application: any university degree already obtained or to be obtained in the year of application, professional portfolio 
Language of training: English 

Information about the application requirements can be found in this PDF. Detailed information about the admission process to MOME is available here.



MOME provides permanent individual and group workstations in homespaces, thus encouraging collaboration, intensive professional discourse and undisturbed creative work among students. In addition to a well-equipped photography studio, film studio, analogue colour and black-and-white darkrooms, students have access to post-production studios, analogue and digital printing facilities (risograph, screen printing, pigment printing, etc.) and a number of technical workshops offered by MOME TechPark.


Would you like to know more?

Join our Introduction Day on 18 January from 4 PM CET to learn more about our programme, the application process, and the tuition fee support options. At the online event, you can also meet our staff and students and attend one-on-one portfolio reviews. Register to the event via the following link.

Alternatively, you can only contact our department manager Tímea Fábry at photography@mome.hu.



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Photography Project II.

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Photography Project III.

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Head of Department
Gábor Arion Kudász DLA, head of master department
Ábel Szalontai DLA, programme accreditation manager
Tímea Fábry, department manager
Imre Drégely, art teacher
Viola Fátyol, assistant professor
Miklós Gulyás, associate professor
Gábor Arion Kudász DLA, head of master department
Gábor Máté DLA, head of bachelor department, leader of bachelor program
István Oravecz, senior lecturer
Richard Usher, art teacher
Ábel Szalontai DLA, programme accreditation manager
Guest Lecturers
Anna Fabricius, lecturer
Judit Gellér, lecturer
Csaba Hajnóczy DLA, senior lecturer
Beáta Istvánkó, sessional lecturer
Zsolt Petrányi, lecturer
Gábor Pfisztner, sessional lecturer
Éva Szombat, lecturer