The interdisciplinary Master's degree in MediaArchitecture takes into account the ongoing structural change in society and the increased importance of the mutual influence of media and architecture. The aim is to open up the increasing entanglement between architectural and media space for teaching and research and for new professional fields. Based on the increasing medialisation of public life and everyday culture, the master’s course reacts not least to the increasing demand for highly qualified university graduates in the interdisciplinary area between media and architecture.
The interdisciplinary masters course, MediaArchitecture reacts to the continuing structural change in society and the increasing importance of the reciprocal influence of media and architecture. The aim is to open up the growing cross-section between the architectonic and medial space for study and research, as well as new professional fields. Based on the increasing medialization of public space and everyday culture the master's course is not lastly a reaction to the ever higher demand for highly-qualified university graduates in the interdisciplinary area between media and architecture.
On the one hand, the MediaArchitecture course offers a well-founded further qualification in contemporary media and architecture-related professions. At the same time, it is also an experimental field, a kind of laboratory, in which new meeting spaces for common research fields and new work areas with cross-border forms of expression are created. The focus of the course is the project module, which, supported by an intensive supervisory relationship with an experimental character, enables exemplary work on open problems. As a student, you yourself determine the weighting between theoretical and practical components according to your individual needs.
Working together in interdisciplinary project groups enables learning beyond the boundaries of the disciplines and thus promotes the ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner. The course is open to new professional fields in the broad spectrum between architecture and new media.
Only those who have a degree-specific or comparable degree and / or can demonstrate relevant practical experience and who have passed the aptitude test can be admitted to the degree program.
A course-specific degree is a university degree from a German university or an equivalent degree from a foreign university in the following courses or subject areas: Architecture and media courses as well as related disciplines with a scientific and / or artistic and creative orientation (bachelor, master or diploma degree).
The study program is bilingual; Very good knowledge of English and German must be proven.
The application deadline for the MediaArchitecture course is July 15. The application deadline for the integrated study programs "International MediaArchitecture Master Studies" (IMAMS) and "Interactions and Interfaces for Digital Environments" (IDE) is also July 15th.
The course begins at the beginning of October of the respective year.
The entrance examination has the following sequence:
- Aptitude assessment based on the documentation of previous work
- Aptitude interview (as determined by the commission; not mandatory)
- Decision and announcement of the result.
Form of application
The following must be submitted with the application:
1. a tabular curriculum vitae with study, internship and international experience
2. a certified copy of the final school certificate (university entrance qualification) or a certificate recognized as equivalent by the responsible authorities,
3. a certified copy of the final certificate (bachelor, diploma or master’s degree) or an equivalent qualification as well as the Diploma supplement
4. a letter of motivation that comprehensively justifies the study and career aspirations on approximately one A4 page.
5. Documentation of previous work showing the ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner as well as special skills in theory and / or practice, a maximum of 25 A3 sheets (or videos, CDs, etc.).
6. a written declaration of the authorship of the submitted work (declaration of independence),
7. language certificate as proof of very good language skills. The course is bilingual; Very good knowledge of German (at least level B2 GER, e.g. through DSH-1 or TestDaF 4xTDN 3) and good knowledge of English or very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of German (English at least level B2 GER, German at least level B1 GER) must be proven.
The IMAMS and IDE study programs are taught in English. Good English language skills must be proven (e.g. TOEFL (PBT 550, CBT 213, IBT 79-80), IELTS).
Applicants whose mother tongue is not English or German must provide evidence of this language skills. Exceptions are possible if a degree from an English and / or German-speaking country can be proven.
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