Details of programme

Practical, problem-solving orientation

During the two semesters of the foundation studies, you will be taught the basics of computer science and media technology and will gain a solid grounding in maths, physics and programming. You will also take courses in media design and media business.

In the advanced level semesters you will deepen your knowledge of design, development and sales of complex media systems, interactive applications and digital content.

In the third semester you will gain practical experience in a company.

During project work in the fourth and fifth semesters you will be given a complex, real-life task set by a company to complete, or as part of a team you will realize your own project ideas - from the design to the finished product.

A semester abroad at one of our many HFU partner universities is recommended and will be officially credited as a sixth semester.

Required electives allow you to specialize in your areas of interest:

  • Games development
  • Audio and video production
  • 3D computer animation
  • Web development
  • Physical computing
  • Augmented reality

Internship semester

The internship semester in the 3rd semester enables you to deepen your knowledge of computer science, design, technology and business. The goal is to give you a comprehensive overview of the methods and applications of digital information processing. The main aim is to allow you to become familiar with and to understand multimedia in all its forms and complexity. Suitable employers could be:

  • Developers of local or networked multimedia applications
  • Agencies for computer graphics/animation
  • Audio and video studios and radio stations
  • Publishers (CD-ROM, etc.), CBT and crossmedia production, distance teaching and learning
  • Training departments in companies and public institutions
  • Office and telecommunications firms
  • PR and communications departments
  • Film/TV production companies and post-productions
  • Advertising agencies
  • Scenographers, museum designers and events agencies
  • Developers of digital audio and video technology and multimedia components and systems

Project work

The fourth and fifth semesters focus on project work. You will be required to work independently within a team on a practical task to produce a finished product. At the same time you will gain important core competencies such as teamwork and soft skills. Projects should if possible cover several subject areas to encourage and produce synergetic effects. Depending on the theme of the project, teams will therefore also be composed of students from our other programmes, Computer Science in Media B.Sc. and Media Design B.A..

Project work is generally planned in the fourth semester and carried out in the fifth semester. At the end of the fifth semester, you will submit a written project report with relevant documentation and give a 15-minute, public presentation on Media Day in the last week of lectures of the fifth semester.

Interdisciplinary skills

The Computer Science in Media bachelor programme teaches interdisciplinary know-how in the field of media focusing on the development, design and use of computer-aided applications. It offers a very flexible choice of study specialization options, and the combination of media and IT means excellent perspectives in varied career pathways.

Excellent perspectives

As a graduate of Computer Science in Media with a flexible and practical education in the design of digital media, you will be the link between the design and realization of innovative media applications. With your know-how you are well prepared for the diverse challenges of the working world. Multiple future-oriented career pathways are open to you, for example in the following areas:

  • Applications development
  • 3D visualization and simulation
  • Game design
  • Web development
  • Media and project management

Qualify further with a master's

After gaining your bachelor's degree, you can qualify further by taking one of the following master's degrees at the Faculty of Digital Media:

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

  • Broad grounding in IT, media technology, media economics and design
  • Outstanding knowledge of media system design
  • Know-how of design, evaluation and supervision of complex, media-related IT facilities
  • Understanding of complexity of socio-technical media systems
  • Qualification for postgraduate master's degree

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Language/communications and teamworking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Methodology skills
  • Critical analysis skills
  • Ability to reflect on social responsibility
  • Qualification for a higher academic study programme in the faculty or at another university

Learning outcomes - employability skills

  • High level of expertise in the field of media systems
  • Strong communications skills for the planning and implementation of customer-oriented solutions
  • Methodological skills for the responsible and effective development of media solutions
  • Media and IT systems project management skills