OFFICE OF STUDY COURSE

Catharina Hillmann
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Phone: +49(0)331.6202-211
Fax:     +49(0)331.6202-299
c.hillmann@filmuniversitaet.de

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MEDIA STUDIES MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.)


The Media Studies M.A. program offers a more research-oriented curriculum. As Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF considers itself an art school, this includes both basic and applied research that reflects upon artistic practice. The M.A. program allows students to further develop their knowledge about analytical, esthetic, historical, and theoretical issues in the field of global audiovisual media communication and to specialize in the following fields: History of Film and Television; Popular Entertainment; Children, Youth, and the Media; Esthetics and Artistic Practice.

After successful completion of the M.A. program, students may apply for the Media Studies PhD program.

Career Opportunities
The program prepares students for responsible positions in media studies and the media business: media and market research; cultural and event management; program scheduling and planning for audiovisual media; consulting services for the production and distribution of audiovisual media; journalistic, editorial, and conceptual jobs in the audiovisual media industry; development and planning of media-based education and training services; academic teaching and research.

Prerequisites
B.A. in the field of media and communication studies or in a discipline of social sciences, the humanities, or the arts that involves courses in the field of cultural studies and/or esthetics and art history or a comparable academic degree.

Program Duration and Scope
4 semesters (120 credits)

Media Studies (M.A.) – Curriculum
Study Modules:
Analysis
Media Theory
Audiences and Target Groups
Esthetics and Dramaturgy
Media Design and Planning
Special Methods

Practical Module:
Project Management for the "Sehsüchte" Film Festival

General Elective Modules:
Media History
Global Communication
Children's and Youth Culture

Research Modules in the Field of Media Studies:
History of Film and Television
Popular Entertainment
Esthetics and Artistic Practice
Children, Youth, and the Media

Modules in the Field of Arts and Sciences:
Development of Multimedia Contents
Program Scheduling and Format Development
Electives

Graduation Module:
Master's Thesis

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