Digitale Medien Bremen

Studiengang für Technologie, Theorie und Gestaltung
an der Universität Bremen
und der Hochschule für Künste Bremen

Application

The application process is composed of two steps. Firstly, an Application Form needs to be filled-out in the Online Application Portal to submit an application. Secondly, in case of admission, required documents need to be sent in, certified and in paper-form.

Please follow this link to the Master Application Page.

Schedule

  • April 2014: Start (online application system open)
  • 31st May 2014: Final Application Deadline
  • End of June 2014: Results of the selection process will be published
  • October / enrollment: Original/attested copies of certificates have to be filed in (the definite date is mentioned in the letter of admission)
  • October 2014: Start of classes

How to Apply

  • The online application system is activated from April until May 31st 2014.
  • Students applying for the field ‘Media Design’ (M.A.) will have an obligatory personal interview at the University of Arts Bremen ( in exceptional cases an alternative interview form can be agreed upon ).
  • Admission or rejection will be issued shortly after.
  • All documents (in paper-form) need to be sent in to the Admission Office by October (the definite date is mentioned in the letter of admission)

Postal Address of the administration office

  • Master in Digital Media Application
  • University of Bremen
  • SfS -International
  • Bibliothekstrasse 1
  • D-28359 Bremen
  • Germany

Requirements

In order to be accepted for the program, applicants will need a surpassing Bachelor degree in a relevant field (e.g. Digital Media, Interaction Design, Computer Science, Media Design) and proof of good English language Skills (TOEFL, IELTS or similar). Furthermore, applicants have to hand in several accompanying documents, such as letters of recommendation, a letter of motivation and a portfolio of relevant prior academic and non-academic work.

Documents

Below you find a list of all documents you need to submit for your application. Note that you have to upload all documents into the online application system, hence you may need to scan some paper documents first. Please ensure that the scans are readable but not of excessive file size. A resolution of 100 to 150 dpi should be OK. All documents have to be in PDF format.

If your application is successful, you will have to hand in the original documents for enrollment. In addition, you need a valid passport or a birth certificate for your enrollment. Attested copies of certificates will only be accepted if they are issued by German authorities. Documents written in either English or German are acceptable. You are required to provide certified translations of documents written in other languages. Applicants from Mongolia, the People's Republic of China, and Vietnam are required to first contact the "Akademische Prüfstelle" (APS) of the German embassy in their country in order to receive a certificate without which they won't be granted a visa.

In your own interest, to prevent any loss of valuable documents, only use the electronic system. Do not send paper originals of certificates. Try to not send non-digital artwork via postal mail; use digital replicas instead.

Documents required for the application for M.A. at the University of the Arts Bremen:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of an accepted bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Certificate of English language proficiency
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Artistic or Design Portfolio

Documents required for the application for M.Sc. at the University of Bremen:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of an accepted bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Certificate of English language proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation (only for M.Sc. applicants)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Portfolio

Curriculum Vitae

Please write a compact resume, no lengthy curriculum vitae (CV). You might create and design your own format for it (we recommend as a pdf file), or use the European Union's official Europass CV creator. The primary purpose of the resume is to allow us getting an overview on your former education as well as your academic and/or professional career. Be clear and do not omit relevant items such as projects, but keep it brief. One page will usually suffice.

Prior Degrees

In order to get accepted into the master's program, you need at least a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.Sc.) in a field relevant to digital dedia (e.g., digital media, computer science, systems engineering, graphic design, fine arts, architecture), or an equivalent degree. You can already apply now for this master's program if this qualifying degree is underway but will be issued before October 1 this year and if you provide proof of having accomplished at least 150 ECTS credits in that course.

To verify if your former degree(s) qualify you for the entry to our master's program, we rely on the official German database called Anabin. If your former degree cannot be found there, we will contact the German Central Office for Foreign Education. Note that in rare cases the title B.Sc. or B.A. alone does not warrant admission; in particular, a two-year bachelor's degree will not suffice.

Please do not forget to add information about your former program of study (such as a Web address). The Applicant Registration system has an optional section in which you can upload certificates about additional degrees and/or professional experience. Though not required, these documents can give you a bonus.

English Language Proficiency

For admission, you will need to prove good skills in the English language with one of the following certificates:

  • C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • TOEFL Internet- based 90 points (until further notice)
  • IELTS Band 6,5 /7, Cambridge CAE, Grade A or B, Unicert III similar

Your certificate has to be handed in for enrollment. To warrant the timely arrival of your language certificate, do not ask TOEFL or other test providers to send it to us on their own. Rather, upload a scan of the certificate into the application system. Later, you will be asked to present the original or an attested copy.

The requirement for this certificate may be waived if the former degree qualifying for this master's program was taught in English or if the school education qualifying you for university entrance was in English. In such a case, please leave a remark in the appropriate comment field of our online application system and provide proof that the instruction indeed was in English if this is not self-evident, as for instance for studies at regular universities in the U.S.A. or in the UK.

Letters of Recommendation ( M.Sc. only )

If applying for a Master of Science (M.Sc.) at the University of Bremen a minimum of two Letters of Recommendation is required. Such a letter is written by a former lecturer, professor or other persons who has worked with you and presents his/her opinion why he/she considers you a good candidate for our program.

Portfolio

The portfolio should illustrate previous artistic, design, academic and professional work and achievements. The choice of formats is free as long as it suits the purpose. There is also no definite number of works to be included, although a number of 10 – 20 works has proven to suffice. The portfolio can be uploaded to the online application system ( for example as PDF or as a link to a website) or the portfolio can be sent in via postal service.