Faculty of Media
Surely there can be no other university in Germany which attaches more value to the academic and artistic analysis of media. Established in 1996, the faculty of Media brings together humanists and economists, computer scientists and natural scientists, artists and designers. Together they raise the profile of media studies. The faculty thus serves as a microcosm of the overall philosophy of the university: the focus is on systems thinking and considering the range of various disciplines.
The Weimar study programme trains creative and academic media experts. Project studies are at the heart of the courses: at the interface between teaching and research, students develop creative and analytical solutions for open topics. The modular teaching concept enables study to be oriented towards individual interests and current developments in the professional world.
The university responded to the changing landscape of the international media market with the introduction of Bachelors and Masters degree courses in 2003. In addition, the university also maintains contact with internationally renowned partners: the "European Media Culture" joint study programme with the Université Lumiére Lyon II has been running since 1998 and the "Integrated International Media Art and Design Studies" programme with Tongji University Shanghai was launched in the winter semester 2005/2006.
At present, 850 students attend courses in Media Design, Media Culture and Media Systems, which are supported by 25 lecturers and departments, with plans for further growth.