At a Glance
- Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
- Duration: 6 semesters (3 years)
- Start of course: winter semester (October)
- Number of student places: 36
- Language: English (no German required)
- Study abroad: possible
- Admission restrictions: yes
Do you want to help shape the digital future? Are you convinced that our culture will be defined and transformed by digital media?
Whether it's net culture or the media economy: in the digital media Bachelor’s program you will analyze the ideas, approaches and history, as well as the technical foundations and tools that define digital media. Simultaneously, you will develop and implement your own hands-on project in video, audio, games, apps or mash ups. In the Bachelor’s degree program you will study the theoretical foundations of digital media, analyze digital media critically and test its applications in real life.
International Program in Digital Media
The degree program is internationally oriented. Classes in the digital media major are held in English. The program focuses on the latest discussions about digital media, whether they are coming from Germany, the USA, India, Japan or China. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to complete part of your program abroad, for example at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong.
The School of Creative Media is located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong’s cultural hub, and it has sophisticated technological facilities at its disposal, such as a 3D multimedia theater, a production studio and the Future Cinema Studio as well as the Creative Media Centre (CMC) gallery. If you extend your studies at the City University of Hong Kong for two years, then you can complete a second, internationally recognized degree.
Studying in Digital Media Bachelor's Program
The digital media degree program combines a theoretical engagement in media studies and history with a hands-on introduction to the foundations of programming and the creative application of digital media. Over the course of your studies, you will acquire academic expertise in the field of digital media as well professional qualifications. You will learn not only about the newest theories, analyses, tools and trends, but our well-grounded program also will give you the newest, most creative and critical means to follow and push the pace of change in digital media.
The Bachelor degree in Digital Media combines three main objectives. Firstly, it will teach you how to engage with digital media with a powerful theoretical and critical approach, drawing on knowledge stemming from media studies, media theory and media history.
Secondly, you will be introduced to the fundamental principles of digital technologies. Last, but not least, you will explore the many creative possibilities of digital media in your own practical projects. In all of this, you will acquire a skill set that allows you to be part of future changes in a critical and informed, as well as creative and engaged style.
Half of your courses will take place in Hamburg on the premises of Hamburg Media School. The other half will be taught in Lüneburg on the campus of Leuphana University. The courses are clustered in such a way that studying in Lüneburg and Hamburg in parallel is made easy.
Your teachers are among more than 100 scientists and developers from a dozen countries, researching digital media at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. You can thus develop your theoretical inquiries and practical projects directly in the context of international cutting edge research.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor program are awarded a Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) degree.
Application and Admission
Courses at Leuphana College can only be started in the winter semester. The College runs a two-stage admission process for all Bachelor programs with admission restrictions. In the first stage, extra-curricular accomplishments are also taken into account alongside your university entrance qualification grade. You can increase your chances of admission by taking an admission test in stage 2.
Students who wish to complete a Bachelor degree program at Leuphana College, but who do not have a German university entrance certificate, must apply through the Application Services for International Students, uni-assist, in Berlin.
Leuphana and the Hamburg Media School
Roughly half the courses are taught in the Hamburg Media School with the other half taught on the Leuphana University of Lüneburg campus. The faculty teaching in the digital media major belong to the 100+ researchers at Leuphana University of Lüneburg working on the future of digital media.
Hence, you can develop your own projects within the context of the newest international research. Additionally you will have the opportunity to participate in courses and events involving the world’s leading minds engaged in researching digital culture.
Your Prospects With a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media
Whether they are digital agencies, television networks, publishing houses or internet service providers, Leuphana and the Hamburg Media School can count almost all of Germany’s major media outlets among their partners: these are ideal conditions to find a forward-looking internship at a leading media company.
Are you interested in working with German and international civil or political organizations? The Centre for Digital Cultures can open doors for you here as well! Or are you interested more in artistic projects? The digital future awaits you.
Exchange Programme With Hong Kong
One of the great opportunities that comes with studying Digital Media at Leuphana University of Lüneburg is the chance to get two single degrees, one from Leuphana and one from the City University of Hong Kong. At CityU, you can study at the School of Creative Media for two years in order to earn a second degree.
About the School
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