The interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree programme in Media Studies is a cooperation between the Technical University and the University of Fine Arts. In the Braunschweig model, communication science, news technology and cultural science approaches combine to create a study profile that is unique in Germany. In this way, students gain insights into the aesthetics, reception, effect, production, technology, structure and function of media on the one hand and practical media skills on the other.
Media Studies can also be combined with the main subjects Art Studies or Visual Communication as a minor subject.
In the Media Studies major, students choose from a wide range of courses. During the six-semester programme, students have the opportunity to spend time abroad at one of the partner universities and to complete an internship. Each student sets his or her personal focus and thus forms a very individual profile.
Depending on the chosen minor subject and focus as well as your own practical experience, the degree programme opens up entry opportunities in different areas.
As a graduate student majoring in media studies...
...are able to pursue a professional activity in culturally or technically oriented as well as in the application-related branches of the media sector. Depending on the subject combination with their minor subject, they are particularly qualified for those professional fields:
in which media and art play a joint role (with NF Art Studies): e.g. cultural institutions such as galleries, museums; with activity focuses such as exhibition conception and event management;
in which project-related mediation between designers and clients is required (with Visual Communication): e.g. marketing, advertising, public relations, web design
in which a higher technical orientation is required (with NF Information Systems Technology): e.g. IT, multimedia, research & development, human-machine interaction;
in which advanced linguistic, textual and narrative competences are required (with NF German Studies), or which require intercultural communicative competence (with NF English Studies): publishing, journalism (press, radio, television, internet), PR and public relations, cultural management, cultural mediation, education sector.
As a graduate of the minor in media studies...
...are able to pursue a professional activity corresponding to their major subject, also in culturally oriented as well as in the application-related branches of the media sector.
When you have completed your Bachelor's degree...
you might go to an environmental foundation and be responsible for press relations there
you might do a traineeship at a Bundesliga football club, e.g. Eintracht Braunschweig
or join "Welt der Wunder" in Munich
you might become a marketing assistant at fritz-kola GmbH
or work in the games editorial department of a large publishing house
you might work as an online editor
or in corporate communications
Or you decide to continue your studies with a Master's degree...