Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of computer science in media, media production and media technology. The focus is on interaction design and media technology, the development and implementation of games and on the technologies and applications of networked media production and digital communication.
In the first semester of the programme you will examine in more depth the fundamentals of the various areas of computer science in media, media production and media technology. One focus will be on interaction design. In small, interdisciplinary groups an interactive application will be planned and a prototype produced. You will also complete a module on scientific principles and practice.
In the second semester knowledge already gained is deepened and new subject areas are covered. Theory is also put into practice in a large research project. This unique feature of the programme offers students the opportunity to gain experience and insights into the planning and execution of academic research over the space of one or two semesters.
To complete the degree programme, a master's thesis is written on a specialist topic. This must be carried out within the space of 6 months. Assessment is based on the products created and the accompanying written documentation.
The research project, a unique feature of the Master in Computer Science in Media, is carried out in the 2nd semester. It gives students the opportunity to gain experience and insights into the planning and execution of complex research projects over the space of a whole semester.
By working on a research task on a set topic, students learn to use scientific approaches and methodologies (structure, sourcing of information including citation, preparation and documentation).
The tasks set are related to the modules of the programme. They can be partial projects of larger research projects from the current Digital Media portfolio. It is also possible to take part in cooperative, interdisciplinary projects from our sister programme, Interactive Media Design. The projects are offered and supervised by one of our professors.
With a master's degree in Computer Science in Media, our graduates are qualified for leadership roles with responsibility for human resources and for positions with specialist responsibility. Career pathways include product development and management, IT management, marketing and communication, and multimedia and advertising agencies.
Our cooperative PhD programme makes it possible for master's graduates to gain a further academic qualification.
- Scientific principles and practice including information sourcing, preparation and documentation
- Ability to solve theoretical problems from the field of media informatics, including the ability to independently transfer abstract results to concrete questions and situations
- Teamwork, presentations, project and work management
- Recognition and application of learned content in new contexts and solution of technical/IT and design problems in media
- Ability to discuss and evaluate media products and applications
- Knowledge of planning and design of digital transmission systems
- Modelling, design and implementation of media products and applications including user interfaces
- Ability to employ media products and applications in the correct context
- Ability to do in-depth media research into media design