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The University

University of the Information Society

A strong foundation in computer science and interdisciplinary combination of many disciplines of information technology provides an excellent basis for your education. The university wants to achieve even more: it wants to advance the scientific-technological development of the information society and wants to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the information and knowledge society.

The University has a focus on the study of sciences and cultural studies. The original institution was founded in 1614. There are five faculties and 67 degree programs. With over 7,500 students the Faculty of Cultural Sciences is the largest.

The City

The population is around 150.000 and it is in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the most important centers of the computer science industry in Germany. The German computer pioneer Heinz Nixdorf had a great impact on the city. He has a museum named after him, which is the 7. Biggest computer museum in the world. A historical town center, an old castle, a wide range of cultural activities, plenty of green areas and hiking trails make it a very attractive place to live.

 

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The Program

Compact Program Information
Degree Name:                                                      Bachelor of Art

Application Fee:                                                  None

Application Time:                                            4 Times a Year

Previous German Knowledge:                     None

Language Preparation Cost:                         500 EUR/ Semester

Language Preparation Duration:               2 Semesters

Program Duration:                                           6 Semesters

Program Description

In the field of media studies we are concerned with examining and assessing media in their technical, social, institutional, cultural and aesthetic dimensions in a well-founded way and classifying them in larger contexts. For this purpose, media scientists need knowledge of various media topics, theories, methods, analytical instruments and design criteria. The combination of theoretical models with historical perspectives and practical projects forms a multi-perspectival, scientific basis for reflection. The special feature of the course is its interdisciplinary approach, which combines cultural-scientific media studies with courses in media economics, economics and computer science.

The Bachelor’s program in Media Sciences is modularized.

Media Theory/History convey the basics of content and methodology as well as historical and theoretical models.

Media Analysis, concrete media products are examined using various methods.

Media sociology/pedagogy/psychology comprises social-scientific and pedagogical concepts as well as the basics of media impact research.

Fundamentals of Business Administration teaches the basics of business administration, management and marketing.

Media Economics deals with topics of media economics, management and marketing as well as structures of media companies and the functioning of media markets.

Quantitative Methods and Statistics contains the basics of empirical methods and statistical parameters.

Introduction to Computer Science for Humanities Scientists and Basic Concepts of the WWW impart basic knowledge of computer science as well as the basics of various programming languages and web-based information systems.

Optional Area necessary key qualifications are learnt through Writing, Presenting, Arguing and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition, an eight-week non-university compulsory internship enables students to gain practical experience and gain insight into possible occupational fields.

Admission Requirements

1- General Eligibility- Requirements to be able to apply at German universities

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2- Course Specific Eligibility- Requirements specificly for your selected program

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