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Media Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • In what way do media influence how meaning is generated?
  • How can the historical, aesthetic und technical dimensions of media be addressed?
  • Which part do media play in the history and formation of the social and cultural sphere and of knowledge?
  • How can the interrelationship between aesthetic and socio-political functions of media be described?
  • What is the function of media with regard to representation and formation of cultural identities?
  • Those seminars that focus on practical application and on film critique and analysis are what I like best.

    Maria Steinmetz, Bachelor's degree read more ...

  • You learn a lot about the nature of media, their structure, and about media and especially film history. All this was great, seeing as I’m a film enthusiast.

    Serafima Sobinina, Master's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Media Studies, Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

 it promotes multi-faceted methods of approaching media phenomena, taking historical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions into account.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Film and television studies
  • Media psychology, media pedagogy
  • Media economics
  • Applied cultural science
  • Communication science/journalism
  • Game studies/digital media
  • Gender and media

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an interest in investigating issues and research methods pertaining to media culture


  • developing subjective perspectives and theses whilst maintaining a dialogue with discipline-related theories

struggle through:

  • comprehensive, frequently English-language texts and complex theories
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as festival organisers, in cinema programme scheduling
  • in film/TV/media production
  • in the media business (PR, marketing, distribution etc.)
  • in journalism
  • in academia

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done from the 3rd semester.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Hilde Hoffmann
Building, Room: GB 1/40
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27812
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Medienwissenschaft
Building, Room: GA 2/39
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24719
Website Fachschaft