• Graduation

    Master of Arts in Media Arts Cultures - MA

  • ECTS-Points

    120

  • Learning format

    On campus

  • Duration

    4 semesters

  • Costs

    EUR 16.000,--

  • Language

    English

Media Arts Cultures, MA is a research-based experimental full-time program that equips students with the skills and knowledge essential for professional roles and prepares them for an emerging work market and for advanced studies. The overall objective of Media Arts Cultures (MediaAC) is to respond to the needs of the evolving fields related to the future and heritage of Media Arts Cultures. The students will receive internationally advanced historical and theoretical knowledge in Media Arts in an innovative combination of pedagogical foci, transdisciplinary approaches, analytical and critical thinking tailored to meet the needs of academic and non-academic stakeholders.

Media AC prepares students for the demands of the emerging futures in the creative and cultural sectors of our digital age.

Wendy Coones, M.Ed

Course Coordinator

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Media Arts Cultures

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (Project 2014-2019, Project 2018-2025) as an Erasmus Mundus joint master degree, excellent students from all over the world access a challenging learning and research training experience to become global citizens. They will have access to training, facilities and expertise not available in one academic setting alone and only possible through the consortium cooperation and the inclusion of an unparalleled network. Students benefit from a diversity of approaches and high-quality interaction in the socio-economic environment of Media Arts Cultures. Furthermore, students have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable knowledge and (cultural) skills that significantly enhance their future employability. Committed to a balance between thorough research training and creative practice, MediaAC prepares students to engage in the field directly as well as moving on to the PhD level.
 

  • unique

  • digital transformation

  • global/international perspective

The Media Arts Cultures program is structured into four semesters.

The first semester establishes foundational topics in Media Arts Cultures.

The second emphasizes experiential and experimental interventions, blending academic and real-world project-based applications. After year 1, students can engage in professional experiences including internships, independent studies and the Media Arts Cultures Lab, facilitated by the program's partner institutions in higher education and in the emerging work market in the field.

The third semester centres on individualized learning and skill enhancement within a wide range of relevant topics and activities related to Media Arts Cultures.

The program culminates in the fourth semester with a Master Thesis, which can be completed at any affiliated international partner university.

Joint Universities

The partner universities are: the University of Lodz (Poland), University of Aalborg (Denmark), the University for Continuing Education Krems (Austria), LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore), die Aalto University (Finland), the University of Rijeka (Croatia) und the Open University of Catalunya (Spain).

The Master’s programme is a 2-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 120 ECTS credits.

Through the Master's programme in Media Arts Cultures, students will acquire:

Knowledge

  • the historical, institutional, and societal contexts of media art and media culture, and of research practices in this field.
  • the technology- and experience-based design contexts of media art and media cultures.
  • key economical, organizational and management issues specific to the media art and culture sector.

Skills

  • An advanced ability to operationalize research methods and in-depth reflection and the ability to use both inresearch as well as in professional dissemination practices in the field of media culture and media art.
  • An ability to develop innovative strategies and put them into practical application for research and other culturalpractice activities.
  • Recognize and contextualize examples and aspects around gender and diversity that are relevant for Media ArtsCultures analysis.

Competencies

  • Competence in devising and executing strategies for dissemination and promotion within the cultural and creative sector and the arts & sciences academic community.
  • Competence in applying focused theoretical and methodological research within in the heritage, experience, and knowledge infrastructures of media arts.
  • Advanced competencies related to development and implementation of media art projects.
  • Competence in addressing and finding solutions to globally important issues in the field of media art and media culture.

The program strengthened my expert role within national and international decision-making processes.

Seda Shekoyan | Alumni
Seda Shekoyan | Freeelance Curator

MediaAC creates a unique opportunity for its participants to be exposed to the New Media Art scenes of at least three countries which, in my view, is crucial to developing a nuanced approach to the study of contemporary art.

Ronit Ghosh | Alumi
Ronit Ghosh | Alumni

Requirements

Admission to the Master’s Programme in Media Arts Cultures is reserved for and limited to students who have completed the admission process as announced on http://www.mediaartscultures.eu, and who have been selected by the Admissions Board according to criteria stipulated by EACEA / EU Erasmus Programme of Excellence and the MediaAC Consortium.

In order to be admitted to the program, the requirements are:

  • a Bachelor degree issued by a university (quantified as three years of studies corresponding to 180 ECTS).
  • Or (if ECTS is not used in countries where first degree was acquired): proof of a period of study at higher education level considered comparable with a Bachelor’s degree. Appropriate areas from where applicants will have their previous degree(s) include: art history, cultural studies, media/communication studies, fine arts practice (media related), cultural management, museology, art restoration, computer science, and any other field directly related to digital media, the arts or culture.
  • English level equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English for example IELTS (including IELTS Online) (academic test): 6.5 overall band score or TOEFL iBT (internet-based + Home Edition): 85.

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