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Media Studies

Media Studies – Bachelor of Arts


The bachelor’s course Media Studies is interdisciplinary. As a cooperative course between the HBK Braunschweig and the Technical University Braunschweig, it combines the special potential of an art university with that of a technical university. The HBK Braunschweig media studies are oriented towards a broad concept of media and deal with the entire range of medial forms of expression. The students gain insight into the production, structure, function, aesthetics, reception, and social role of the various media.

Lectures at the HBK Braunschweig are culturally mediaoriented and comprise media analysis; media history; and media theory. The emphasis of the lectures at the TU Braunschweig is on media technology and communication science. In addition to this, there is a broad selection of aspects of the media, such as media law; media economy; and media sociology. Both universities offer a comprehensive spectrum of practical media events.

In the bachelor’s course, Media Studies can be taken as a main or a secondary subject.

And afterwards?

Depending on the choice of secondary subject, fields such as press, radio and television, public relations, or media and culture management are open to the graduate.
A successful bachelor’s degree is the basic prerequisite for the subsequent master’s course in Media Studies at the HBK Braunschweig or another university, with the possibility of a subsequent doctorate.


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Media Studies – Master of Arts


The master’s course Media Studies is oriented to the cultural and liberal arts. In particular, it takes advantage of local opportunities for cooperating with other acade­mic, creative and artistic courses of study. The master’s course at the HBK Braunschweig is not only compatible with the bachelor’s course of the same name at Braunschweig, but also with other bachelor’s courses in media studies in Ger­many as well as with comparable international courses.

The students acquire skills in all media relevant social fields. On the basis of their deepened knowledge of media studies, they will be capable of fundamental media-analytic and media-theoretic reflections. Particular emphasis is laid on interdisciplinary perspectives and on the encouragement of a critical faculty in conjunction with a responsible attitude towards technological developments. The iconographical and creative emphasis that is characteristic for the HBK Braunschweig is supported by course elements in the fields of aesthetics and art history and design. The broad spectrum of elective subjects offers the opportunity to create individual areas of study.
A project module with alternating academic or artistic content spans an arc between science and practice.

And afterwards?

Professional fields for course graduates are with independent or public sponsors; in culture management, media politics, editing activities, positions in cultural institutions or foundations, in specialized journalism and media research; as well as employment in the areas of media technology or media art.

A subsequent doctorate opens the way to an academic career.


Last amended by Press and Communication on 28.02.2017