mediaarchitecture study program

The interdisciplinary, postgraduate masters course, MediaArchitecture reacts to continuing structural changes in society and the increasing importance of the reciprocal influence of media and architecture.
The aim is to open up the growing cross-section between the architectonic and medial space for study and research, as well as new professional fields. Based on the increasing medialisation of public space and everyday culture, the master’s course is a reaction to the ever higher demand for highly-qualified university graduates in the interdisciplinary area between media and architecture.


MediaArchitecture can be divided into three general ideas and mindsets, as an attempt of setting a framework to developing new practices and approaches within the field:

  • Architecture as medium itself which not only conveys reality and its meaning. At the same time architecture also processes and stores itself as well as generating it.
  • Architecture as extended space through virtual space in order to implement and incorporate media in architecture: Interconnected layers and levels are introduced in order to face new challenges and questions.
  • Architecture as represented in media and conveyed through media in (un)consciously ways applying different channels. Multiple perspectives of (re)mediating contents, ideas and theories are perceivable from various point of views.


Head of Degree Programme
Dr. Sabine Zierold

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
Prof. Bernd Rudolf
Prof. Andreas Kästner
Prof. Dr. Dirk Donath
Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt
Junior-Prof. Dr. Ines Weizman

Faculty of Media
Prof. Dr. Jens Geelhaar
Prof. Ursula Damm
Prof. Dr. Eva Hornecker
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schabacher
Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Siegert


Website of the MediaArchitecture Study Program


Double Degree Programs
The two double-degree study programs IMAMS (International MediaArchitecture Master Studies) in cooperation with University at Buffalo, State University of New York and IDE (Interactions and Interfaces for Digital Environments) in cooperation with Tongji University in Shanghai draw upon an internationally networked study experience and respond to new challenges in the field of media and architecture.

Website of IMAMS

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Department of Architecture and Planning
Department of Media Study

Tongji University Shanghai