Media Arts Cultures is organized jointly by: Danube University Krems (Austria, lead), Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Lodz (Poland), and Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore).

Associated Partners: Archive of Digital Art, Ars Electronica Linz, ArtSciMuseum, DAM, Europeana, FACT, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Instrument Inventors Initiative, imai, Impakt Festival, MOCAK, monochrome, Neural Magazine, SPEKTRUM, WRO Art Center, ZKM

Media Arts Cultures is a 2-year mobility program, enabling students to study across Europe and in Asia. Students spend three semesters at different universities, complete an internship at a Consortium Associated Partner, and write a master thesis at the best-suited partner during the final semester. Upon completion, students receive a 120 ECTS joint master degree in Media Arts Cultures from three universities. Graduates may further pursue a PhD within Europe or other international higher education regions as well as choose to enter the world of work in the creative and cultural sector.

The MediaAC Consortium invites dedicated and dynamic applicants from all countries and all relevant fields of study and experience to apply.

MediaAC is one of the few culture-centered Erasmus Mundus programs, and the only program connecting culture to the media arts. Digital media art plays a major role at international festivals and in contemporary culture. But, in part due to the obsolescence of presentation equipment and storage formats, media art has not yet fully arrived in archives and museums. The collection, exhibition, and conservation strategies of digital art, as well as their mediation, are necessary for the modernization of the creative and cultural sector.

The joint Master of Arts MediaAC aims to generate a better understanding of the image revolution. It addresses the needs of the evolving fields related to the futures and histories of Media Art Cultures. MediaAC provides education and training for future specialists in Media Arts Cultures and prepares them for emerging careers in the creative and cultural sectors, research, and academia. Selected topics, such as Media Cultural Histories, Digital Heritage, Archiving, Experience Design, Media Arts Theory, New Media Aesthetics, Infrastructures of Digital Cultures, Long Time Preservation, Curating&Arts Management, or Media Arts Futures provide students both internationally-advanced theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the Media Arts, through a singular combination of pedagogical foci, trans-disciplinary approaches, and critical thinking in connection to the needs of both academic and non-academic stakeholders.

The language of instruction is English and includes classroom teaching, internships, and a master thesis supervised by lecturers from the partner universities.

MediaAC faculty include: Andreas BROECKMANN, Wendy COONES, Palle DAHLSTEDT, Steven DIXON, Oliver GRAU, Jens HAUSER, Elizabeth JOCHUM, Sarah KENDERDINE, Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYŃSKI, Lev MANOVICH, Roger MALINA, Wolfgang MUENCH, Frieder NAKE, Maciej OŻÓG, Christiane PAUL, Ana PERAICA, Katarzyna PRAJZNER, Jeffrey SHAW, Morten SØNDERGAARD, Audrey WONG, Jon CATES, Francesco FRANCO, Sean CUBITT, Patricia FALCAO, Tamillo THIEL, Andrés BURBANO, Marian DÖRK and many others.


Contact: Media Arts Culture Consortium / mediaac@donau-uni.ac.at




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