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Media Technology (MSc)

About the programme

The two-year Media Technology MSc programme (120 EC) includes mandatory core courses, accent courses, electives, a field trip, a public exhibition, as well as a personal Graduation Research Project.

The Media Technology MSc programme is an intense two-year journey. The curriculum consists of:

  • Compulsory courses (50 EC)
  • Accent and elective courses (28 EC)
  • Public exhibition project (12 EC)
  • Graduation Research Project (30 EC)

The courses in more detail

The compulsory courses are structured around four pillars:

1. Academic skills & being a scientist
• Research Fundamentals
• Playful & Creative Science
• Science & Humanities
• Portfolio

2. Conceptual skills & media
Field Trip, e.g. to the Ars Electronica Festival
Strategies for Creative & Performing Arts
Meta Media
Artificial Creatures

3. Technical skills & computing
• Creative Programming
• Hardware & Physical Computing

4. The human context of technology
• Human-Computer Interaction & Information Visualisation
• Sound, Space & Interaction
• Non-Human Cognition

See the full course list in the university's e-Prospectus.

Methods of education

Students in the programme will be involved in:

  • excursions
  • lectures and work groups
  • individual and group assignments
  • individual and group projects
  • individual and group presentations
  • research proposals and projects
  • exhibition

Read more about the programme's educational vision.

Further information, projects, activities, and events

Do you want to learn more about the programme's activities, projects and events? Have a look at the Media Technology MSc programme's course website.

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