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Digital Media

Master

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Communication, work, or leisure time: digital media are changing the world, while at the same time being subject to perpetual change themselves, often at a rapid pace. Only if we learn to live with this process of constant revision will we be able to mold the future according to our needs, both professional and personal.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

31.05.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

31.05. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Communication, work, or leisure time: digital media are changing the world, while at the same time being subject to perpetual change themselves, often at a rapid pace. Only if we learn to live with this process of constant revision will we be able to mold the future according to our needs, both professional and personal.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The master's thesis' task is to prove the ability to follow scientific research methods (resp. artistic or design approaches for M.A.) and to contribute to science and/or art in the field of digital media, building on state-of-the-art knowledge and methods.
The topic for such a work can arise from unsolved problems in the prior master's project, can be chosen from topic offers available from several professors and other research staff of the faculty or may even be chosen from other, individual research.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The study program Digital Media is a 4-semester, international master’s program, jointly offered by the University of Bremen and the University of the Arts Bremen in English. It aims at students who are enthusiastic about both art and science and want to acquire skills and knowledge in both the design and the technology of digital media linked by a solid understanding of media theory.

Thus, in the Digital Media study program, computer science meets design, and engineering interconnects with the arts.

Media connect people, and digital media do so using connected computers that in turn interact with humans. Human-computer interaction has many facets, involving new devices and interaction metaphors, scientific evaluation, user experience design, (serious) games, computer graphics, cognitive foundations, as well as interactive art in a virtual or physical form and ultimately cultural and social questions. The computer is the central tool for digital media; therefore, programming is a central skill that allows “creating your own media without the bonds of existing software tools” (D. Shiffman). Building on this essential skill as a prerequisite, the program addresses algorithmic questions, e.g. in computer graphics or machine learning, questions of human centered software design, as well as generative design, the process of designing by writing a computer program.

The unique inter-university cooperation of the Digital Media study program lets students select from a broad selection of courses, giving them the opportunity to authentically experience all aspects of Digital Media. Students can take advantage of the university’s atmosphere of research as well as the University of the Arts’ creative environment. Flexible study conditions and project-oriented learning allow for the creation of individual profiles and fields of focus.

This combination of two worlds is the unique opportunity of the digital media program in Bremen.

Course schedule

Major fields

Media Informatics, offered by the University of Bremen, focuses on technical-informative aspects and ends with the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.); Media Design, offered by the University of the Arts, focuses on artistic-creative aspects and is terminated with a Master of Arts (M.A.).

Foreign language skills

English level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 31.05. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 31.05. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Claudia Kessler
Building: MZH
E-Mail: c.kessler(at)hfk-bremen.de
Professor Dennis Paul
Building: GW2
E-Mail: dennis.paul(at)hfk-bremen.de
Prof.Dr. Udo Frese
Building: GW2
E-Mail: ufrese(at)informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-64207

Examination’s Board secretariat

Nadja Bäker
Building: MZH
E-Mail: baeker(at)tzi.de
Fon: 0421/218-63518

Status

03.04.2018
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Communication, work, or leisure time: digital media are changing the world, while at the same time being subject to perpetual change themselves, often at a rapid pace. Only if we learn to live with this process of constant revision will we be able to mold the future according to our needs, both professional and personal.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The master's thesis' task is to prove the ability to follow scientific research methods (resp. artistic or design approaches for M.A.) and to contribute to science and/or art in the field of digital media, building on state-of-the-art knowledge and methods.
The topic for such a work can arise from unsolved problems in the prior master's project, can be chosen from topic offers available from several professors and other research staff of the faculty or may even be chosen from other, individual research.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The study program Digital Media is a 4-semester, international master’s program, jointly offered by the University of Bremen and the University of the Arts Bremen in English. It aims at students who are enthusiastic about both art and science and want to acquire skills and knowledge in both the design and the technology of digital media linked by a solid understanding of media theory.

Thus, in the Digital Media study program, computer science meets design, and engineering interconnects with the arts.

Media connect people, and digital media do so using connected computers that in turn interact with humans. Human-computer interaction has many facets, involving new devices and interaction metaphors, scientific evaluation, user experience design, (serious) games, computer graphics, cognitive foundations, as well as interactive art in a virtual or physical form and ultimately cultural and social questions. The computer is the central tool for digital media; therefore, programming is a central skill that allows “creating your own media without the bonds of existing software tools” (D. Shiffman). Building on this essential skill as a prerequisite, the program addresses algorithmic questions, e.g. in computer graphics or machine learning, questions of human centered software design, as well as generative design, the process of designing by writing a computer program.

The unique inter-university cooperation of the Digital Media study program lets students select from a broad selection of courses, giving them the opportunity to authentically experience all aspects of Digital Media. Students can take advantage of the university’s atmosphere of research as well as the University of the Arts’ creative environment. Flexible study conditions and project-oriented learning allow for the creation of individual profiles and fields of focus.

This combination of two worlds is the unique opportunity of the digital media program in Bremen.

Course schedule

Major fields

Media Informatics, offered by the University of Bremen, focuses on technical-informative aspects and ends with the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.); Media Design, offered by the University of the Arts, focuses on artistic-creative aspects and is terminated with a Master of Arts (M.A.).

Foreign language skills

English level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 31.05. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 31.05. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Claudia Kessler
Building: MZH
E-Mail: c.kessler(at)hfk-bremen.de
Professor Dennis Paul
Building: GW2
E-Mail: dennis.paul(at)hfk-bremen.de
Prof.Dr. Udo Frese
Building: GW2
E-Mail: ufrese(at)informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-64207

Examination’s Board secretariat

Nadja Bäker
Building: MZH
E-Mail: baeker(at)tzi.de
Fon: 0421/218-63518

Status

03.04.2018