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