Art and Media
New media are fundamentally changing our society. The gaze through the imaginary camera has transformed our relationship with the world; the presence of television, computer and internet influences our lives down to the most private sphere. Throughout the ages, artists have wanted not only to understand and deploy new media, but also to explore them and impress their own stamp upon these innovations – and equally upon the society around them. In order to find one’s own forms of expression, to pose questions and find answers (temporary ones, at least), it is necessary to take the time for a period of research combined with intensive analysis of artistic processes of the past and present.
Undergraduate Course in Media Art
The degree course in Media Art is divided into two parts. The first part is the four-semester foundation course in which students become acquainted with the subject-specific foundations of media art (moving image/video, interactive media, 3-D animation, sound design, etc.) as well as with the general artistic foundations of the faculty of art, which include nature studies, drawing, and sculpture.
After obtaining the preliminary diploma (Vordiplom), the six-semester main degree course (including the production of the diploma work) begins. For the duration of these six semesters, students are primarily involved in individual projects chosen at their own discretion. Students graduate with a Diploma in Visual Arts (Diplom in Bildenden Künsten).
The four-semester post-graduate course (Aufbaustudium) is aimed at graduates of art schools or related areas of research who have already gathered experience in work with new media and wish to realize a project within the given period of time. In accordance with their experience, post-graduate students will also be integrated into teaching activities.