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Master in MediaArtHistories

Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, Krems, Austria 3500

+43 (0)2732 893 2543

+49 (0)631 205 4940

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Type of course
Low-residency part-time

Language of tuition

Length of course
Two Semesters, Certified program
Four Semesters, 90 ECTS Master of Arts
Five Semesters, 120 ECTS Advanced Master of Arts

Date of commencement
May 2019

Class size
15-20 students

4,850 EURO for Certified Program
10,850 EURO for MA
12,850 EURO for Advanced MA

Not available

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Media Arts festivals, museums, archives and residencies. Freelance artists & curators. Academia.

Student profile
1. National / Overseas students: 50% outside Europe, 30% within Europe, 20% Austria, Germany, Switzerland
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 50-50
3. Age range: Average is 35 years old. Since the course is designed for working professionals, many students are returning to study after building up work experience.

Programme Director
Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau

Contact details for application
Wendy Jo Coones, M.Ed.

Danube Universty Krems

Master Program in MediaArtHistories

The post-graduate program is low-residency, either 30, 90 or 120 ECTS offered in English. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather 2-3 times a year for intense five/ten-day seminars with internationally renowned media artists and scholars. These enriching sessions take place at Danube University in Krems, Austria or another European location relevant to the community of media art.

Since its beginnings in 2006, Danube University’s prestigious MediaArtHistories post-graduate program has offered its students both a deeper critical comprehension and a practical orientation regarding the most important developments of this most contemporary art, by building on its faculty network of renowned international theorists, artists, and curators. These faculty come from across the globe to give seminars during the five/ten-day modules held at Danube University, and from their home universities maintain through online network and project collaboration individualized instruction with students throughout the program.

Media Art History offers a basis for understanding evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from historic examples such as the Laterna Magica of the 17th century to the algorithmic art of recent decades. Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology are explored in depth. Courses cover subjects such as computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio art, video games as art, and digital gender theory.

About Danube University Krems

Danube University Krems is the university for continuing education. Its courses are specifically oriented toward the needs of working professionals. The University offers exclusive master's programs and short programs in five areas of study. Serving about 9,000 students from 93 countries and with 20,000 graduates, it is one of the leading providers of further education courses in Europe.

Danube University Krems combines 20 years of experience in postgraduate education with innovation and highest quality standards in research and teaching and bears the AQ Austria seal of quality.

Danube University Krems is one of the pioneering institutions in Europe in the field of university-based advanced education, and a specialized institution in the sector of lifelong learning.

In teaching and research the University focuses on social as well as organizational and technical challenges of current times, and is developing innovating courses on an ongoing basis.

The University for Continuing Education is specifically focused on interdisciplinary cross-linking and future-oriented special sectors: it offers courses that combine medicine and management, education and new media, or law and social sciences. Highest quality standards, a scientific, practical approach, and the use of innovating teaching and learning methods are part of all courses. Danube University Krems bears the AQ Austria seal of quality in compliance with the Austrian Federal Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.