Pursuing a degree in Media Studies in Weimar.

Thanks to the intensive research efforts of our professors in Media (Cultural) Studies, the Faculty of Media has assumed a leading role in the field both nationally and internationally. For this reason, the Faculty of Media is now more intensively integrating its research activities into the master’s degree programme Media Studies. Established in 2010, this programme enables students to participate in current research processes, analyse findings and engage in research and project work of their own in the long term.

What does the programme offer?

Professors and students jointly develop historical and theoretical models which can be used to understand and describe aesthetic, social and (media-) technological change as a cultural process and practice, as a social and individual process of signification, and as a catalyst or stabilizer depending on the environment and subjective forms. Cultural scientific media research investigates and describes the wide array of media processes and encourages the historical and theoretical power of judgement when dealing with media and contemplating the effects and design of media.

Course content

The master’s degree programme Media Studies focuses on the following areas:

  • Media Scientific Fundamentals (Media Theory, Media History)
  • Film and Media Philosophy
  • History and Theory of Media Worlds
  • History and Theory of Cultural Technologies
  • Image Theory 
  • Media Sociology
  • Archival and Literary Studies
  • History of Science