Photo: Fabian Grodde/Robert Brock
Photo: Fabian Grodde/Robert Brock

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. 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. 

The Faculty of Media offers the following study programmes:

  • Computer Science and Media, B.Sc.
  • Computer Science and Media, M.Sc.
  • Media Studies, B.A.
  • Media Studies, M.A.


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