Directors, Sound Designers and Media Artists: Professional Opportunities
Whether you want to create your own designs or commission them, work freelance or for a design company, the degree course in Media Art and Design opens up all sorts of professional opportunities for you. You will be able to work in areas that demand a creative and critical approach to the opportunities offered by the media: in editorial offices, cutting rooms and artistic laboratories; at a desk, in a studio or in the open air.
Here are some, but by no means all of the professional openings which the degree course will offer you:
- film production, direction, camera work, lighting, editing, and dubbing for feature films, animation and documentaries
- freelance design
- curatorship of art and media festivals
- creative art on the free art market
- radio journalism, editing, radio drama and features, scriptwriting, direction, sound production and effects
- editorial work and management in the entertainment and information industries (TV, computer games, internet, radio, leisure, interface design)
- academic work
- sound design and computer-assisted composition
- TV direction, editorial work and journalism
- web design/interface design, graphic design
Overview: How is the Course Structured?
The standard study period for the English-language Master’s degree course in Media Art and Design (MAD) is four semesters/two years. The curriculum gives you a short overview of the course structure.
Master's examination: How to get your M.F.A.
What steps do you need to follow on the way to your Master's degree?
Important information on deadlines and prerequisites can be found here (Pdf).
What Are My Study Options?
For students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the programme begins in Weimar and then transfers to the Tongji University Shanghai for semesters two and three. For the fourth semester, which is devoted to the preparation and production of the Master’s thesis, students return to Weimar.
These are the individual core subjects of the degree course:
Tongji University Shanghai
- interaction design
- Chinese art and culture
- multimedia design
- Electroacoustic Composition and Sound Design (Prof. Robin Minard)
- Experimental Radio (Prof. Nathalie Singer)
- Experimental Television (Jun.-Prof. Jörn Hintzer and Jun.-Prof. Jakob Hüfner)
- Media Environments (Prof. Ursula Damm)
- Interface Design (Prof. Jens Geelhaar)
- Media Events (Prof. Wolfgang Kissel)
- Media, Trend and Public Appearance (Prof. Christine Hill)
- Multimedia Narration (Prof. Walter Bauer-Wabnegg)
All academic activities, including all oral and written examinations, are carried out in German or English. As a rule, the Master’s thesis and its defence will be in the student’s native language or in English. Language courses in Chinese at the partner university in Shanghai are also integrated into the study programme.
For Students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the standard study period for the Master’s degree course in Integrated International Media Art and Design is four semesters. Upon completion and defence of the Master’s thesis, students are awarded the academic degree of »Master of Fine Arts« by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar’s Faculty of Art and Design and the academic degree of »Master of Literature« by the Tongji University Shanghai.