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
The Digital Media Bachelor's program
The digital future is waiting to be explored by you! This program is made for critical thinkers who are convinced that digital media is the crucial transformative force of our time.
You will have the chance to analyze the technical foundations and tools as well as the history, ideas and approaches which are important in this field. The program consists of both theoretical and practical aspects. You study the theoretical foundations of digital media and develop you own hands-on project in video, audio, apps, games or mash ups.
Cooperation with the Hamburg Media School
About half the courses are taught in the Hamburg Media School with the other half taught on the Leuphana University of Lüneburg campus.
Hence, you can develop your own projects within the context of the latest international research. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in courses and events involving reknown international researchers who work on the future of digital media.
International Program in Digital Media
The degree program is truly international. 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 have the great opportunity to earn an additional degree from the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong.
The School of Creative Media, located in Hong Kong’s cultural hub West Kowloon, is known for its sophisticated technological facilities, 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.
Your Prospects With a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media
Leuphana and the Hamburg Media School have ties almost all of Germany's major media outlets, whether they are digital agencies, television networks, publishing houses or internet service providers. These are perfect conditions to find a forward-looking internship at a leading media company.
If you are interested in working with German and international civil or political organizations, the Centre for Digital Cultures can open doors for you here as well. Another option is to work in artistic projects. The digital future holds countless opportunities for you.
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.
About the School
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