The programme MediaAC is a 2-years-master course with a total workload of 120 ECTS (4 semesters), awarding a joint degree (Master of Arts). The course language is English. The curriculum of MediaAC answers the needs of the evolving fields related to the future and heritage of Media Artistic Culture described under A.1.1. The programme is an innovative blend between the knowledge intensive research spanned between artistic culture, digital futures and their necessary interpretation and heritage alongside the challenges of current cultural management practices and its development and future. MediaAC starts with “Histories and Archiving” - focusing on the humanities oriented study of the Histories of Media Arts Science and Technology and the relation and importance of innovative archiving for future research in Media Arts Heritage. The program continues to the applied processes of initiating and realizing experience design projects and their relationship’s to academic methodologies and the non-academic private and public-sector activities. The sections on Histories, Archiving and Problem-Based applications will take place in Central (Austria) and Northern (Denmark) Europe, including numerous contacts with actors from the field via the associated partners. Between the 2nd and 3rd semesters, students will spend time in an internship collecting valuable experiences on-site at associated partners. The 3rd semester, based in either vibrant international Asian media culture (Hong Kong) or innovative European media environment (Poland), will concentrate on the development of the production of knowledge and creative output within our evolving Media Arts Cultures and help define international directions for future needs within the field to be addressed in research during the 4th Master’s Thesis semester. The Master’s Thesis semester can be completed at any of the 3 Program Country HEIs as well as at the Partner County HEI in Asia. Special emphasis in each section of semesters 1-3 is given to transferable skills (i.e. research methods, presentation skills, languages, leadership) and to real-world connections.


Duration 01/10/2014 - 31/12/2019
Funding EU
Program ERASMUS+

Department for Arts and Cultural Studies

Center for Image Science

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dr.habil. Oliver Grau, M.A.
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