The Master program is four semesters long and open-structured. The first and second semesters offer introductory courses and project preparation course. The third semester is exclusively reserved for the Master Project, while the forth semester is reserved for the Master Thesis.
Media Design and Media Informatics
M-MA-4 6 CP
Successful development and work on a problem in connection with the master thesis (cf. module on master thesis).
Working on a complex problem with importance to science, arts and design, the students concern themselves with:- Organization of both individual work and team work - Analysis of the problem - Definition of objectives - Theoretical reasoning - Design of a solution /task - Implementation - Examination of the results - Preparation of intermediate and final results for publication, exhibitions or other forms of public display.
M.Sc. students are required to focus on media informatics in their work; M.A. students on media design. The students are able to work empirically, theoretically and practically on complex problems of digital media production and use in a medium-size, self-organized team or individually. They do not only apply existing knowledge in science, arts and design, but also develop new concepts and methods.
Preparing the work on a complex problem with importance to science, arts and design, the students concern themselves with: - Definition of the problem
Students can select courses from the following fields:- Advanced Computer Graphics - Entertainment Computing - Embodied Interaction - Selected Topics of Interactive Systems - Digital Media Design for Children - Foundations of Interactive Story Telling - Educational MIS - Business Intelligence - Informationstechnikmanagement - ITIL - Digital Experience Design
The objective of the course is to provide the students with an overview of the most relevant tools, materials, mechanics and strategies of media design. The students will be introduced to the universities facilities and laboratories relevant to the study of digital media. This course also aims to bridge the differences between the students different understandings of design and its manifold purposes. By discussing and developing smaller design projects, the course will help to evolve a common design vocabulary to foster communication in the following master project and master thesis.
The field of "Free Electives" enables students to improve their individual skills within the studies offered by the University of Bremen. Students can select electives from the digital media lectures as well as lectures from other degree programs or on key qualifications. The aims/competences they achieve depend on the lectures they selected.
in Digital Media
Special Topics in Digital Media
Free Election between 2 courses from the following fields:- Media Design, - Media Informatics and - Media Theory.
Introduction to Digital Media
Introduction to Digital Media
Students will develop a common understanding about research and design of digital media, learn about the essentials in the field of intercultural communication and cooperation. They will acquire skills in understanding current debates in digital media and develop critical judgement of the cultural, social, economic and ecologic impact of digital media.
The course provides an introduction to technical and aesthetic, as well as to symbolic and communicative qualities of a wide range of media. The historical development and changes of media in correlation with scientific, economic, political and social processes, as well as media´s contribution to modes of perception and forms of knowledge will be discussed from a perspective primarily built on cultural studies. The scope of this inquiry includes an exploration of media art based on specific works.