Bachelor of Arts

Media Design Bachelor

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Dare to experiment and design concepts

In our Media Design programme, you will shape the future. Reality and the virtual world are increasingly merging – which is why media are developing into ever more complex systems, becoming more interactive and collaborative. Media communication and design are becoming more sophisticated – and that's where you come in!

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Digital Media
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • At the interface between the media To help you successfully shape media, we open up the entire spectrum from user experience to microtargeting, from the Internet of Things to storytelling, scenography and marketing to game design and much more.
  • First class job prospects With us, you will develop your professional, methodological, social and communication skills to qualify you for positions of responsibility in the media business, agencies and industry.
  • Practice-oriented project work In our media labs, we train you with high-end equipment. Small learning groups and personal support for our students are in our DNA and this makes a decisive contribution to your academic success!
  • We celebrate diversity You have a keen eye for the world of media, question established thought patterns and have a creative mind. You want to realise your own potential, are mentally flexible and ready to give your all.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

Foundation courses

During your foundation studies, you will acquire a solid foundation in the areas of conception, audio/video production, computer graphics, user experience design and coding, as well as in business and technical topics. The underlying mathematical functions and a basic understanding of programming are also covered. At the same time, you'll have plenty of opportunity to try your hand at practical work and put what you've learned directly into practice.

Internship semester

The practical semester in the third semester of the curriculum offers you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a company relatively early on in your studies. The aim is to understand how the various aspects of media design interact and to understand methods and applications of digital information processing.

Project work

Project studies take place in the fourth and fifth semesters. Here you and your team solve a complex task from conception to implementation. As in real working life, a wide range of qualifications are required to solve the tasks. That's why our project teams are made up of students from the three bachelor's programmes: Computer Science in Media, Media Design and Online Media. You can present your work on Media Day.

Advanced studies

In the advanced stage of your studies, the focus is on designing innovative applications for a wide range of target groups. Creative design and marketing design are just as important as interface design, e-learning / online learning and media theory. Our labs and studios provide you with the necessary equipment to implement even the wildest ideas.

Semester abroad

We recommend all our students to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities worldwide. The sixth semester is particularly suitable for this, as it consists almost exclusively of compulsory elective courses. This allows you to study exactly what you are interested in abroad and have it recognised with prior approval. So, get your bags packed – you won't regret it!

MKB specifics

The Media Design programme prepares you in the best possible way to work at the interface of the various media production disciplines. As a concept developer, you will develop solutions and then coordinate their implementation in a team. Depending on how you focus your studies, you'll have a wide range of career prospects.

What's covered

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Special features

Our Media Design students create innovative ideas and shape the media world of tomorrow. In our modern media labs, you'll be working in small groups on exciting projects, giving you a broad basis in the world of media. Acquire technical, methodological and communication skills for positions of responsibility. The best career prospects in the media sector, agencies and industry await you.

Your career prospects

With a Bachelor of Arts in Media Design, you'll be in demand, whether in a media or industrial company, a publishing house or agencies – with the skills you learn in the fields of marketing, media design, culture and business, you'll have a solid foundation for demanding jobs. We support graduates who want to set up their own business with advice, state-of-the-art equipment and office space in our special Start-up Lab.


Still want more?

You just don't want to leave Furtwangen? After completing your bachelor's degree, you can add a Master of Arts or Master of Science in our faculty:

Here I can live out my creativity and broaden my horizons through active work.
Vanessa Finck, MKB student

Faculty of Digital Media

Something new is created when the tried and tested is questioned and rethought. This is still practiced today at the Faculty of Digital Media at Furtwangen University. Whereby "old" in this context can be yesterday's innovation.

As one of the leading faculties for future media experts, we open the door to the world of media for our students. We educate young people who are curious and highly motivated. Who not only understand theory in depth, but also want to put it to the test in practice.

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Furtwangen University is one of the strongest research universities in the country. We have a dedicated research focus on computer science and media.  We find solutions for forms of information and communication that are specially tailored to people and their intellectual, auditory, tactile and visual needs.

Find out more about the current HFU research projects.

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