Interactive Media Design Master (I25979)

Interactive Media Design

Master of Arts

Research and design the future of interaction

  • Master of Science in 3 semesters
  • Personal support from enthusiastic professors and lecturers
  • Small, interdisciplinary teams
  • Degree programme offering a high quality of life in the heart of the Black Forest
  • Possibility of further academic qualificiation with doctoral studies

The completely redesigned curriculum of the Interactive Media Design master's programme offers in-depth academic training in the conception, design and implementation of future-oriented user experiences.

The focus of the programme is on:

  • Interaction and user experience design
  • Staging of interactive media in real and virtual spaces
  • Cognition and perception of multimodal interactive media
  • Game design and gamification
  • Economics and management of interactive media
  • Experimental and application-oriented research and design projects

The multidimensional mindset at the interfaces of design, technology and economy, of reality and virtuality, which is lived and taught in the Master's programme in Interactive Media Design at the Faculty of Digital Media, qualifies graduates for leading positions in industry, in UX-oriented agencies and research institutions in the field of human-machine interaction. After graduation the paths to freelance self-employment, an entrepreneurial start-up or continuation in an academic career are all open.

  • ECTS 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration 3 Semesters
  • Campus Furtwangen Campus
  • Faculty Digital Media
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October), also possible in summer semester
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester), 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements Relevant, qualifying diploma or bachelor's degree. German: minimum TDN 4 (TestDaF Level 4); English: minimum TOEFL 76 points (internet-based)
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)


Who is the Master's in Interactive Media Design degree for?

  • Graduates with a good Bachelor's degree in Media Design, Online Media, Computer Science in Media, Media Economics or related fields of study, with a particular interest in gaining further insights into the planning, design and implementaton of interactive media products
  • Future managers in agencies, industry or media companies
  • Entrepreneurs who would like to become self-employed after completing the master's programme

Why study at the Faculty of Digital Media?

  • Workshop oriented work and research
  • Interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with the sister MSc programme Computer Science in Media
  • Modern laboratories and facilities for independent work
  • Young, open-minded faculty with interaction at eye level
  • Attractive study location in the heart of the Black Forest with outstanding recreational opportunities such as cycling, hiking, skiing and winter sports at the Furtwangen Campus

How do I apply?

  • Regular start of studies in the winter semester (October), start also possible in summer semester (March)
  • Letter of motivation and reflection of at least 3 selected pieces of work from previous studies or professional life
  • Application deadline: Winter semester by July 15, summer semester by January 15

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