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New Media Design, MA*

Our society is becoming more mobile: terms like “space” and “distance” are undergoing a fundamental transformation thanks to digital media. Today, there’s a whole sector of industry devoted to communicating and producing information, brands, and experiences in media spaces.

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) provides you with the skills to transform communication within virtual and physical spaces into inspiring and lasting experiences. In the New Media Design (before Media Spaces) master’s programme, you’ll learn how to analyse and locate spatial, moving, and non-linear forms of expression and how to apply them to your own spatial concepts. You’ll be in the perfect position to develop complex and advanced design and technological solutions for challenges of a multi-disciplinary nature thanks to the sound media competence you’ll have as a graduate.

* Accreditation in preparation due to new master reform.

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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September 

· Summer semester: March

· 2, 3 or 4 Semesters

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English

Degree
Degree

Master of Arts

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

EU applicants: from 13,000€ yearly Non-EU applicants: from 14,300 € yearly

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Credits
Credits

Standard: 120 ECTS

Fast-Track: 60 or 90 ECTS

*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19.

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Highlights
Highlights

· Individual development

· Small learning groups

· Creative freedom

· exclusive cooperation with RCA

 

Campus
Campus

Berlin

Special: RCA Module
Special: RCA Module

Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence

Module by the Royal College of Art Course as part of the Wintersemester 2021

no additional costs apply for UE students

Media Space project, Berlin

“Change – for a positive future” It is the first collaboration between WallDecaux and UE.

Benefits

What makes it outstanding to study at UE?

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The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is state accredited and has received multiple awards. 

At the UE you even get the possibilty to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specialisations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programmes taught at our university also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry, field trips and workshops, which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job.

Studying at UE in Germany

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We put emphasis on internationality. That is why we were ranked among the top 25 performers in student mobility and international orientation worldwide (U-Multirank 2016). Our numerous international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and ZEvA recognised) German degree that is entirely taught in English.

Germany, known as the country of innovators, is the perfect place to get your degree. Germany is a particularly safe and livable country with relatively low tuition fees and affordable living costs. Furthermore, Berlin is known as Europe's creative capital, magnet for artists, and "place to be" for designers.

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.”

– Phil Knight.

The programme - courses and projects

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The New Media Design master’s programme is a project-based degree programme and perfect for students who have completed undergraduate studies at university level in an artistic, design, or media-related subject area. At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), you’ll have the unique opportunity to contribute your own personal design skills and background and make something meaningful out of them – whether in communication design, media design, architecture, stage design, design management, or media theory.

The first two semesters consist of interdisciplinary project-based studies, the theory of various media and process-based events, as well as a catalog of compulsory courses. You will work in a team throughout an entire semester on a joint challenge and go through the typical phases of a project, just as you would in your future career: from research, planning, and concept creation to realisation, documentation, and presentation.

The entire 3rd semester is dedicated to your master’s thesis. This module includes the completion of your thesis, which consists of a design-in-practice part and an academic part. The programme offers an in-depth, hands-on approach, which creates unlimited opportunities for you to explore new, hybrid ideas and discover new career areas – above all within in the digital media realm.

Career options with a degree in New Media Design

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Graduates of the master’s degree programme in New Media Design are able to analyse and locate spatial, moving, and nonlinear forms of expression and then apply the results to create their own space concept. Thanks to solid competence in media, they are able to develop design-based and technically sophisticated solutions for complex, multidisciplinary challenges.

Furthermore, they have excellent knowledge in methods for planning, organising, and production technologies, and the means to successfully realise projects. These can range from installations, set design, play places, and moving 3D images to guidance systems, brand presentations, architecture, and interior design to exhibition and event design, the visualisation of “data spaces”, and the generation of scientific visuals.

"Only an interdisciplinary approach can create innovative solutions."

Tuition fees and funding

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As a private university, our fees are worth it: UE will help you set them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved. 

We are happy to provide you with information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Admissions Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on bachelor funding.

How to apply

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1. Please complete our online application form in its entirety.
2. Upload the relevant certified documents.
3. Interview stage: it can take place at our campus, or via telephone or video conference (e.g., Skype).

4. Your portfolio:

  • Up to 10 examples works may focus on artistic, conceptual, formal, or technical capabilities. We accept a range of different fields: architecture, visual communication, product design, game design, exhibition-making, interior design, sound design, motion design, event installation, performance. Portfolio submission may also demonstrate basic digital understanding in creative coding as well as analog works e.g.: collage, sculpture and animation. Please include a short descriptive text with each work outlining your process and implementation.

Important: In the application phase, you must have already decided in which of our degree programmes you would like to study. However, please note that you may change programmes at a later time if desired.

Students who are currently completing their bachelor’s degree can also apply. Please refer to our admission requirements for more information.

Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths, while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned lecturers from the creative industry and study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the latest technology (photo studio, VR equipment, print & scan lab, MacPools, etc.) and that is known for its international and English-speaking character.

At the UE you even get the possibilty to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specialisations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programmes taught at our university also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry, field trips and workshops, which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job.

Exclusive: Cooperation with Royal College of Art for winter semester 2021

Starting from the winter semester 2021, all new students enrolling into MA New Media Design at UE will be able to integrate their main degree programme with the Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence course from Royal College of Art (RCA), with no additional fees. This course is taught by esteemed RCA professors and teaches students the most important design principles to develop AI products and services. UE students will be working on their own individual project to get an understanding of how to work with AI. After finishing the course, UE students will receive a certificate and will be best prepared to work in practice.

 

Get more information on Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence here.

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