MultiMediaArt

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Art Theory 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1KUTVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of the major theoretical positions and concepts of 20th century art, of the current discourses in art as well as of the developments and the research in art theory. Communicating specifically advanced skills in the competent and differentiated study of the various forms of contemporary art, in the critical assessment and evaluation of cultural forms of expression, in argumentation and analysis skills and in self-reflexivity concerning own artistic creation.

Superior module:

Theories on Media & Art – Focusing

Module description:

Advanced and differentiated knowledge of positions in media studies and art theory as well as their current discourses.Advanced abilities to critically evaluate cultural means of expression and own artistic creation.

Intercultural Cooperation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1IKZVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Communicating basic knowledge of intercultural cooperation and the corresponding skill of communicating and operating successfully in teams from various (corporate) cultures. Basic understanding of the complexity of different forms of perception, thinking and action.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Focusing

Module description:

Communicating basic knowledge of intercultural cooperation and the corresponding skill of communicating and operating successfully in teams from various (corporate) cultures. Basic understanding of the complexity of different forms of perception, thinking and action.

Media Studies

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1MEKVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of the overview of forms, functions, history and economic importance of the individual media and their location in an environment shaped by multimedia and contemporary multimedia phenomena.

Superior module:

Theories on Media & Art – Focusing

Module description:

Advanced and differentiated knowledge of positions in media studies and art theory as well as their current discourses.Advanced abilities to critically evaluate cultural means of expression and own artistic creation.

MultiMedia Master's Project 1 - Development

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1MPEPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated skills in developing solutions for formulated problems and research issues. Precision and continuation (creative/theoretical/scientific; state of the art technology). Producing the rough concept for the Master’s project. Team formation and resource planning.

Superior module:

Multimedia Projects – Idea & Rough Conception

Module description:

Competencies in identifying and finding virulent problems and issues in art, culture and the media. Professional competencies in research, analysis and generation of ideas, in the development of solutions and in the rough conception of creative and artistic projects. Competencies in presenting project plans as well as in team building.

MultiMedia Master's Project 1 - Presentation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1MPPPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge and skills to present the rough concept of the selected Master’s project for potential customers and/or for potential team members and supporting staff. Explanation of the relevance, the problem, the research questions for the work and the theory as well as presentation of solutions. Advanced skills to take on a responsible function and role in a project team. Introducing the team and clarifying resource planning..

Superior module:

Multimedia Projects – Idea & Rough Conception

Module description:

Competencies in identifying and finding virulent problems and issues in art, culture and the media. Professional competencies in research, analysis and generation of ideas, in the development of solutions and in the rough conception of creative and artistic projects. Competencies in presenting project plans as well as in team building.

Research Seminar 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1FS1SE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Communicating advanced knowledge and skills to perform independent, methodical and scientific-based work on the basis of the independent solution to a challenging, interdisciplinary (complex) problem (e.g. for the Master’s thesis).

Superior module:

Applied Research – Focusing

Module description:

Situational and profession-oriented knowledge of trans-media phenomena. Advanced knowledge and skills in qualitative research. Basic skills in evaluation, argumentation, reflexion and analysis regarding correlations in the areas of ethics and sustainability.

Stimuli

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1IMPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Intensive knowledge of multimedia state-of-the-art projects and of the current research in the fields of creative industries and art-based research, playable media, audio-visual environments, film, communication and cross-media design, interactive design etc. The aim is to inspire students to take on creative, artistic Master’s projects and communicate the quality aspirations of the degree programme with regards to Master’s projects.

Superior module:

-

Module description:

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Stimuli workshops

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1IMWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Intensive knowledge and skills in finding relevant topics for a Master’s project through stimuli, research and analysis. Formulating problems and research questions with a view to taking on a potential creative, artistic Master’s project. The focus is on multimedia platforms with constantly changing forms of communication and technologies. Composing short concepts or exposés for the fields of application playable media/audio-visual environment/future cinema/cross-media design.

Superior module:

-

Module description:

-

Symposium: Ethics & Sustainability

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1SENIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basic knowledge of profession-oriented discourses about ethics and sustainability in the context of health and social aspects, information technologies, wood and biogenic technologies, media and design as well as economy and tourism with the skills to analyse, evaluate, argue and reflect on issues concerning these topics as well as to integrate these for one’s own, future-oriented and responsible courses of action.

Superior module:

Applied Research – Focusing

Module description:

Situational and profession-oriented knowledge of trans-media phenomena. Advanced knowledge and skills in qualitative research. Basic skills in evaluation, argumentation, reflexion and analysis regarding correlations in the areas of ethics and sustainability.

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Focusing

Leadership

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1LESIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Communicating theory-led and practice-relevant leadership concepts. Analysis of the requirements and barriers for successful leadership in the creative industry, taking into account growing complexity and accelerating change. Leadership as a balancing act between reaching a consensus and facilitating conflicts within teams and organisations. Working method-related and social communicative skills for the creation, leadership and supporting of interdisciplinary teams in the creative process.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced basic knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current and changing methods of production. Communicating theory-supporting and practice-relevant management concepts and in-depth working methods and social communicative skills for managing interdisciplinary teams and organisations. Advanced knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and presentations based on method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Management & Producing: Industrial Heritage

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1MPIIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of working methods and processes from the technical, cultural, political and social heritage of the post-Fordist industrial and service-based society. References to current production methods in the creative industry and possible implications for the management of creative projects.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced basic knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current and changing methods of production. Communicating theory-supporting and practice-relevant management concepts and in-depth working methods and social communicative skills for managing interdisciplinary teams and organisations. Advanced knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and presentations based on method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Project Coaching Management & Producing 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1PMPIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced skills in the theory-supporting and practical implementation of project management tasks for multimedia productions. Focused knowledge of conception processes for maintaining the workflow in multimedia cooperations (cost, resource and time planning, use of marketing strategies, negotiations within the team and with cooperation partners). Differentiated skills in the self-organised (methodical, scientific and reflected) development, presentation, argumentation and documentation of management processes and concepts.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced basic knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current and changing methods of production. Communicating theory-supporting and practice-relevant management concepts and in-depth working methods and social communicative skills for managing interdisciplinary teams and organisations. Advanced knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and presentations based on method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Project Management – Basic

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1PMBIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced basic knowledge of creative processes and project management for multimedia productions. Advanced skills in the management and tackling of corresponding logistical and organisational challenges (planning, defining, organising individual components of a multimedia production). Advanced working method-related and social communicative expertise (negotiations, strategies) for setting targets, planning and implementing creative projects.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced basic knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current and changing methods of production. Communicating theory-supporting and practice-relevant management concepts and in-depth working methods and social communicative skills for managing interdisciplinary teams and organisations. Advanced knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and presentations based on method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Focusing

Musical Composition 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1MGEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of composition-related concepts. Theories and practices in the fields of electro-acoustic music and their relevance for the practice of musical composition today. Interpretation of musical works and content. Advanced skills in the creation of composition concepts especially regarding temporal, spatial and spectral sound organisation of musical basic materials from electro-acoustic music.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced audio-specific knowledge and skills in post-production, sound aesthetics & design as well as musical composition. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating conceptual parts of a project using aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Post-Production Audio 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1PPAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated skills in the dramaturgical sound design of audio-visual products in the context of defined mono/stereo reproduction media with special emphasis on the topic “sound design for film and video”. Analysis and discussion of linear soundscapes of film and video (speech, effects, music) as well as non-linear applications (game, online/web) with a special focus on the dramaturgical design (sound generation, synthesis and design), image-sound relations and the correlating psychological, aesthetic and technical parameters.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced audio-specific knowledge and skills in post-production, sound aesthetics & design as well as musical composition. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating conceptual parts of a project using aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Project Coaching Audio 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1PCAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Accompanying the generation of ideas and the conception process for the sound design of multimedia projects. Discussion of musical/audio contributions to multimedia main and side projects of the Master’s classes. Differentiated knowledge and skills in the self-organised development, presentation, argumentation and documentation of audio processes taking methodical, scientifically-founded, temporally-structured and reflected aspects into account. Advanced skills in the implementation of projects featuring concepts with high creative and technical quality.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced audio-specific knowledge and skills in post-production, sound aesthetics & design as well as musical composition. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating conceptual parts of a project using aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Sound Aesthetics & Design

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1KGEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Music and language, popular styles and authors, development in pop music from the mid-20th century and socio-cultural backgrounds. Presentation of an individually favoured style and joint discussion on musical/audio qualities. Producing and communicating abstract sound constructs and ideas. Selecting and combining physical and electronic methods/processes of analogue and digital sound generation. Specific approaches (parameter mapping) in the field of interaction between signal sound and audio-visual installations. Interfaces in the integration with external control data, parameterisation of sounds through sensors.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Advanced audio-specific knowledge and skills in post-production, sound aesthetics & design as well as musical composition. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating conceptual parts of a project using aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Focusing

Acting for Animators Master Workshop

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1AAMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Communicating advanced knowledge in the anatomical simulation of patterns and restrictions of movement. Focused acting knowledge and skills in order to intensify emotional scenarios for 3D characters.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused computer animation-specific knowledge and skills in character animation, acting for animators, handling real-time in animation and modelling as well as visual effects. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Character Master Workshop

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1CMWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 7
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In-depth knowledge of character modelling and texturing. Advanced knowledge in the handling of character rigs and focused skills in the analysis of character animations, facial animation technologies in the areas of blendshapes, clusters and facial MoCap, the construction & utilisation of custom controls for animators, in the area of squash & stretch, secondary & overlap animation, moving holds, exaggeration & anticipation with the aim of endowing characters with differentiated expression by means of motion.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused computer animation-specific knowledge and skills in character animation, acting for animators, handling real-time in animation and modelling as well as visual effects. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Project Coaching Computer Animation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1PCCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Focused knowledge of the pre-production process in an animation project and the animation-specific contribution to the multimedia project using storyboards, animatics and concept art. Advanced skills in the creation of concepts, looks, moods, animatics, first prototypes and handling of R&D processes in pre-production as well as a time and budget plan for a complex animation project (e.g. Master’s thesis) or for the multimedia project. Creating a semester project in the field of Full CG.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused computer animation-specific knowledge and skills in character animation, acting for animators, handling real-time in animation and modelling as well as visual effects. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation Focusing

Development Genre & Formats

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1EGFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated analysis and evaluation skills regarding work procedures, content and workflows of TV formats and their new reception patterns. Focused skills in the planning and creative development of multimedia TV formats for various platforms on a state-of-the-art level taking into account specific workflow requirements.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused film & TV-specific knowledge and skills in lighting and camera work, adaption of content for multi-platforms, development of genres and formats as well as high-end editing. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, employing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Digital Film – Workflow 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1DFWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of a modern AV workflow on a digital film set with its constantly changing requirements. Introduction to knowledge and skills in the planning, optimisation and implementation of various workflow components in a large project using modern AV workflow / tapeless HD workflow from production to post-production and their possibilities by means of project-oriented work. Building on this: Solidification and optimisation of the knowledge and skills through planning and creating an optimal workflow for the creative requirements of a multimedia project.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused film & TV-specific knowledge and skills in lighting and camera work, adaption of content for multi-platforms, development of genres and formats as well as high-end editing. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, employing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

High-End Editing

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1HEEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The focus is on the differentiated artistic and textual work with high-end cutting systems with an emphasis on the technical possibilities and the integration of supporting software from other areas in order to meet high creative-artistic, aesthetic requirements in cutting. Differentiated knowledge and skills regarding workflows in modern editing suites with the aim of optimally editing existing material and integrating it into a sophisticated post-production workflow.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused film & TV-specific knowledge and skills in lighting and camera work, adaption of content for multi-platforms, development of genres and formats as well as high-end editing. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, employing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Master Workshop Camera & Light 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1KLMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated analysis, optimisation, integration and problem solving skills to solve challenging tasks concerning lighting and camera work in complex scenarios, projects and workflow options. Focused planning knowledge and implementation skills regarding light and camera flow on a state-of-the-art level. Differentiated skills in artistic-aesthetic and organisational camera and lighting work in a complex, trans-platform context for various genres. The focus is on the use of professional lighting equipment and camera technology for complex scenarios in multimedia as well as film and video productions with a lot of special effects and on the high definition video technology and its specialisation.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused film & TV-specific knowledge and skills in lighting and camera work, adaption of content for multi-platforms, development of genres and formats as well as high-end editing. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, employing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Project Coaching Film 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1PTFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Focused knowledge of the pre-production process of a film & TV project and the video-specific contribution to the multimedia project using further sources and support, and understanding conceptual, creative and implementation-related optimisation requirements. Differentiated knowledge and skills in self-organised development, presentation, argumentation and documentation of video conception processes in terms of methodical, scientifically-founded, temporally-structured and reflected aspects. Advanced skills in the creation of concepts, looks and moods in pre-production as well as a time and budget plan for a complex video project (e.g. Master’s thesis) or for the multimedia project.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused film & TV-specific knowledge and skills in lighting and camera work, adaption of content for multi-platforms, development of genres and formats as well as high-end editing. Differentiated profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, employing aspects of working methods and communicative skills.

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Focusing

Analogue Experiments

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1AEXIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of current analogue creative-artistic as well as design-related forms of expression in syntax and semantics with the requirement of being able to create visual spheres of action, content, sense connections and correlations as well as analysing and critically evaluating design qualities. Communicating specialised knowledge and skills to systematically research and apply analogue forms of expression with the aid of visual, haptic and/or multi-sensual design technologies and to develop unconventional ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused media design-specific knowledge and skills in type design, and in the research, analysis and positioning of design processes in both analogue and digital experiments. Differentiated, profession-oriented qualification in advanced media design by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing working method-related and communicative skill-related aspects.

Digital Experiments

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1DEXIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of current digital creative forms of expression in syntax and semantics with the requirement of being able to appropriately employ them to solve complex communicative tasks and to create visual spheres of action, content, sense connections and correlations as well as to analyse and critically evaluate design qualities. Communicating in-depth knowledge and skills to systematically research and apply digital artistic-creative forms of expression, taking the communicative potential and the development of unconventional ideas into account.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused media design-specific knowledge and skills in type design, and in the research, analysis and positioning of design processes in both analogue and digital experiments. Differentiated, profession-oriented qualification in advanced media design by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing working method-related and communicative skill-related aspects.

Research, Analysis, Positioning

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1RAPIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge in the research, analysis, evaluation, positioning, reflexion and argumentation of complex design processes, society-relevant design results, aesthetic quality and challenging problems in visual communication and information. Focused knowledge and skills in the autonomous design, outline and social positioning of design scenarios with the aim of identifying and promoting one’s own creative development potential and range of topics, including an individual style (e.g. in the Master’s thesis).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused media design-specific knowledge and skills in type design, and in the research, analysis and positioning of design processes in both analogue and digital experiments. Differentiated, profession-oriented qualification in advanced media design by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing working method-related and communicative skill-related aspects.

Type Design

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM1TYDIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Focussed knowledge of the design and conception process for type design as well as its implementation into a font. Specialised knowledge and skills in micro and macro typography, in the history of type, type classifications, the effects of type and in the technology and tools used to realise a font in various steps.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Focusing

Module description:

Focused media design-specific knowledge and skills in type design, and in the research, analysis and positioning of design processes in both analogue and digital experiments. Differentiated, profession-oriented qualification in advanced media design by creating conceptual or pre-production-relevant parts of a project, implementing working method-related and communicative skill-related aspects.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Art Theory 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2KUTVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Comprehensive knowledge of central art-theoretical positions (focus on 20th cent.), current discourses in art, developments and research in art theory with the aim of employing, reflecting on and discussing this knowledge in a sophisticated way. Specialised advanced skills in the expert handling of the different manifestations of contemporary art, the critical assessment and evaluation of cultural forms of expression, in argumentation and analysis, and in self-reflection regarding one’s own creative-artistic creation for graduation and career entry.

Superior module:

Theories on Media & Art – Concretion

Module description:

Advanced and in-depth profession-oriented knowledge and analysis skills of advanced positions in media theory as well as current media-relevant topics concerning art theory.

Media Theory 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2METVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Communicating advanced knowledge of the central positions in media theory and the skill to use them in a specialised and reflected way as well as to discuss the concept of media. Advanced knowledge of historical media events as well as media theory positions with the skill to competently reflect on and analyse the role of media theories within current culture formation and to create a 21st century media and multimedia concept.

Superior module:

Theories on Media & Art – Concretion

Module description:

Advanced and in-depth profession-oriented knowledge and analysis skills of advanced positions in media theory as well as current media-relevant topics concerning art theory.

Research Seminar 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2FS2SE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Building on Research Seminar 1; teaching advanced and multi-faceted knowledge of independent, methodical and scientifically-founded work regarding a creative-artistic project. This implies: Detailed knowledge and skills regarding the final Master’s thesis: Independently finding a solution to a sophisticated, inter-disciplinary problem on the basis of scientific and methodical approaches as well as the ability to present and discuss the compiled exposés.

Superior module:

Applied Research – Concretion

Module description:

Situational and profession-oriented knowledge of trans-media phenomena. Advanced knowledge and skills in qualitative research.

Sustainability in the Creative Industry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2NKWVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic knowledge of sustainability concepts in the creative industry taking into account social, economic and environmental issues. These are reflected on the basis of intercultural and interdisciplinary cooperation and related back to current models and fields of action in the creative industry.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Concretion

Module description:

Basic knowledge of sustainability concepts in the creative industry taking into account social, economic and environmental issues. These are reflected on the basis of intercultural and interdisciplinary cooperation and related back to current models and fields of action in the creative industry.

-Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Future Cinema Conception

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2FCKIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 7
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of culture, projects, methods and workflows in innovative cinema projects (future cinema) and the theoretical, artistic and practical approaches behind it: the limits of traditional cinema are shown and consciously overcome. Beginning with traditional big screen and TV films with a more or less linear narrative style, the limits of format and genre are overcome and new methods of cinematographic narration and cross-media communication are found. Platforms like photography, architecture, theatre, game, Internet, artistic installations and print are intertwined, giving cinema a new face. Specific knowledge and skills in the conception, resource planning, calculation and implementation of ambitious and creative future cinema projects on a state of the art technological level and in the development of a detailed concept. Differentiated skills to develop common visions expanding the limits of the field of application in an inter-disciplinary team. Independent creation of future cinema concepts.

Superior module:

-Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Module description:

Differentiated knowledge and skills in the fine conception and implementation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Special organisational and social communications skills for innovative projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Cross-Media Design Conception

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2CDKIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 7
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of culture, projects, methods and workflows in cross-media design and the theoretical, artistic and practical approaches behind it. Specific knowledge and skills in the conception, resource planning, calculation and implementation of ambitious and creative cross-media design projects on a state-of-the-art technological level and in the development of concepts and design proposals. Differentiated skills to develop common visions expanding the limits of the field of application in an inter-disciplinary team and to execute the fine conception of the cross-media design project. Independent creation of cross-media concepts.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Module description:

Differentiated knowledge and skills in the fine conception and implementation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Special organisational and social communications skills for innovative projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Audio-visual Environment Conception

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2AEKIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 7
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of the culture of audio-visual installations, methods of presentation, workflows as well as the practical, theoretical and artistic approaches behind them. Historical and critical debate over striking installations in the commercial and artistic field. Stimuli for the common development of visions in interdisciplinary group constellations, in order to identify the boundaries of possible fields of application and finally to find a joint core topic or a research question to present or answer in a creative-artistic abstraction. Specific knowledge and skills in the conception, resource planning, calculation and implementation of ambitious and creative audio-visual environment projects on a state of the art technological level and in the development and integration of graphical programming environments and/or interactive musical/audio design. Concept development providing three thematic briefs for project orientation: sound and impact, evolutionary, psychological and cultural effects, avant-gardist approaches.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Module description:

Differentiated knowledge and skills in the fine conception and implementation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Special organisational and social communications skills for innovative projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Playable Media Conception

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PMKIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 7
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of culture, projects, methods and workflows in playable media and game projects and the theoretical, artistic and practical approaches behind it. Specific knowledge and skills in the conception, resource planning, calculation and implementation of ambitious and creative game design projects on a state-of-the-art technological level and in the development of a prototype to validate technical implementability as well as pre-production (level design of first level). Differentiated skills to develop common visions which push the limits of the field of application in an inter-disciplinary team and to execute the fine conception of the game project (detailed elaboration of the idea, treatment, creative fine concept: design bible). Independent creation of concepts in the field of playable media.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1: MultiMedia Master’s Project – Fine Conception

Module description:

Differentiated knowledge and skills in the fine conception and implementation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Special organisational and social communications skills for innovative projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Concretion

Creativity and Innovation Management

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2KIMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The aim is to learn and apply advanced complex methods of innovation management (such as lead user methods, innovation communities/networks, tool kits, crowd sourcing processes, etc.). Students can decide which methods are suitable for which tasks, how innovation processes are managed in collaboration with internal as well as external stakeholders, and how technological innovations have to be communicated to enable market success.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Focused knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current methods of production and in-depth knowledge of methodology in the creative industries. Advanced knowledge of complex methods of innovation management and the corresponding management and communication strategies. Focused knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and in-depth skills in presentations with method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 1 – Management & Producing

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2GWSIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the management & producing field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Focused knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current methods of production and in-depth knowledge of methodology in the creative industries. Advanced knowledge of complex methods of innovation management and the corresponding management and communication strategies. Focused knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and in-depth skills in presentations with method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Management & Producing: Creative Industries

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2MPCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the course Management & Producing – Industrial Heritage: Focused knowledge of the production methods in the creative industries, knowledge and innovation work. Differentiated examination of current business concepts, forms of working, teams and organisations.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Focused knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current methods of production and in-depth knowledge of methodology in the creative industries. Advanced knowledge of complex methods of innovation management and the corresponding management and communication strategies. Focused knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and in-depth skills in presentations with method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Project Coaching – Management & Producing 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PMPIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Focused skills in the theory-supporting and practical implementation of project management tasks for multimedia productions. Focused knowledge of conception processes for maintaining the workflow in multimedia cooperations (cost, resource and time planning, use of marketing strategies, negotiations within the team and with cooperation partners). Differentiated and in-depth skills in the self-organised (methodical, scientific and reflected) development, presentation, argumentation and documentation of management processes and concepts.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Focused knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current methods of production and in-depth knowledge of methodology in the creative industries. Advanced knowledge of complex methods of innovation management and the corresponding management and communication strategies. Focused knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and in-depth skills in presentations with method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Project Management – Advanced

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PMAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the course Project Management – Basic: Focused knowledge of creative processes and project management for multimedia productions. Focused skills in the management and tackling of corresponding logistical and organisational challenges (planning, defining, organising individual components of a multimedia production). Focused working method-related and social communication expertise (negotiations, strategies) for setting targets, planning and implementing creative projects. Building on the course with the same name from the previous semester, advanced skills in the analysis, evaluation and assessment of managing creative processes taking into account the specific requirements of various single components (media design, computer animation, film, audio...) and the connected in-depth knowledge of methods (agile project management).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 Management & Producing Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Focused knowledge of creative processes and project management taking into account the current methods of production and in-depth knowledge of methodology in the creative industries. Advanced knowledge of complex methods of innovation management and the corresponding management and communication strategies. Focused knowledge of the theoretical and practical implementation of project management tasks in multimedia productions and in-depth skills in presentations with method and scientific reasoning, argumentation and documentation of project concepts and processes.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Advanced Mixing & Mastering

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2MASIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of highly professional technologies for the mixing and mastering different sound and music styles in stereo and surround formats as well as heterogeneous pieces for the unification of the sound aesthetic and optimisation of the results regarding different target media (DVD, audio-visual performance, sound installation). Competent expert knowledge and skills in project and data management (project structures, backup systems), mixing technologies in stereo and surround formats, automation of all effect and mixing parameters, optimisation of dynamics and frequency spectrum, dithering, noise shaping, use of ISRC and UPC/MCN, PQ editing and CD text.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex audio-specific knowledge and skills focusing on audio post-production for film/video, musical composition, mix & mastering and sound recording and reproduction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communication skills.

Audio Technology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2ADEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge and skills in the budgeting, dimensioning and positioning of sound recording and reproduction systems (amplifiers, loudspeakers, mixing and distribution systems, cable and connection standards) taking into consideration manifold constellations ranging from signalling systems via sound art installations to medium-sized open air events. Sophisticated skills in sound recording and reproduction with small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale PA systems and in the use of microphones, DI boxes, mixers, effect devices, power amplifiers, active and passive loudspeaker systems, monitor systems and wireless signal transmission as well as setup, sound check and performance.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex audio-specific knowledge and skills focusing on audio post-production for film/video, musical composition, mix & mastering and sound recording and reproduction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communication skills.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 1 – Audio

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2GWAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the audio field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex audio-specific knowledge and skills focusing on audio post-production for film/video, musical composition, mix & mastering and sound recording and reproduction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communication skills.

Musical Composition 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2MGEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the course Musical Composition 1; teaching sophisticated composing skills based on elaborate composition practices and systems. Complex knowledge and skills concerning differentiated positions for sound organisation in the areas of aleatoric, stochastic and deterministic conception. Methodical application of the principles of composition and organisation of recorded, synthesised and manipulated sounds.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex audio-specific knowledge and skills focusing on audio post-production for film/video, musical composition, mix & mastering and sound recording and reproduction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communication skills.

Post-Production Audio 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PPAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the course with the same name from the previous semester, this provides complex skills for the sound-dramaturgical design of audio-visual products across a wide range of fields reaching from electronic gadgets via games to complex multi-channel systems. Comprehensive knowledge and skills in the design of audio-visual products in compliance with the respective reproduction systems including their spatial distribution as well as technical and aesthetic standards and further possibilities in the context of complex installations.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex audio-specific knowledge and skills focusing on audio post-production for film/video, musical composition, mix & mastering and sound recording and reproduction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communication skills.

Project Coaching Audio 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PCAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Communicating complex knowledge of the implementation process and workflow of multimedia cooperations in an audio project with the ability to understand music and sound projects in an economical, sociological and cultural context, to explain one’s own approaches in this field with special focus on contemporary culture and art, and to argue them on a scientific basis. Expert knowledge and skills in self-organised analysis, development, presentation, argumentation and documentation of audio processes and results under methodical, scientifically-founded, temporally-structured and reflected aspects. Skills in the independent implementation of projects with a high design and technical quality.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex audio-specific knowledge and skills focusing on audio post-production for film/video, musical composition, mix & mastering and sound recording and reproduction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced audio by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communication skills.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Actor Direction

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2SSFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Expert analysis skills of theatre productions and their specific complex routines including strengths & weaknesses as well as the ability to use the resulting learning potential. Differentiated knowledge and skills in the interaction with actors using various acting techniques (e.g. method acting) as well as the ability to convey one’s own ideas and visions to team members and actors and to inspire them for innovative, cross-media film productions as well as to lead them in larger production teams in a multimedia and heterogeneous context.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Art Direction Film

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2ATFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of the common possibilities for implementing and optimising design in virtual as well as real space. Advanced knowledge of technological developments, changes and trends with the aim of measuring one’s work against international standards, resulting in highly creative design. Specific creative skills in the conception and implementation of TV and multimedia productions as well as on air set design in a multimedia context (virtual and real): design for the appearance of new shows or re-launches of existing formats, showing brands on the screen and all other digital platforms, creative brief (on air, audio, web and set designer, fashion and styling, film and post-productions, direction).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 1 – Film

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2GWFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the film field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Master Workshop Camera & Light 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2KLMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Focused planning knowledge and implementation skills regarding light and camera flow on a state-of-the-art level, with a focus on complex light conditions as well as the interconnection between digital cameras and analogue lighting in order to create specific lighting moods and use them in the context of digital cinematography. Specialised skills in artistic-aesthetic and organisational camera and lighting work in a complex, trans-platform context for various genres. The focus is on the use of professional lighting equipment and camera technology for complex scenarios in multimedia as well as film and video productions with a lot of special effects and on the high definition video technology and its specialisation.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Master Workshop Direction

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2RMWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Complex skills in the analysis, evaluation and leadership of workflows in different multimedia projects with planning and staging of multimedia content on a state-of-the-art technological level. Specific expertise and skills concerning all aspects of the implementation of a large multimedia trans-platform production: development of visions and trends for creative content, integration of heterogeneous team members, motivation to deliver maximum performance, sophisticated and differentiated handling of creative content and its staging up to the presentation on different platforms with advanced technology.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Master Workshop Script

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2DMWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge of the traditional storytelling and scriptwriting techniques with the ability to use these expertise in highly creative cross-media projects and to adapt the content to the various platforms. Expert knowledge and skills in the development and connection of traditional narrative structures, limitations and schemes concerning scriptwriting as well as their application to new inter-disciplinary projects: development and presentation of concepts and scripts with a high creative and cross-media focus. The projects start with the traditional film genre and develops into interdisciplinary multimedia projects like games and installations.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Project Coaching Film 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PTFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Sophisticated knowledge of the production process of a film/TV project and the video-specific contribution to the multimedia project taking into consideration the coordination, synergy/efficiency and organisation requirements of team projects. Differentiated, specific knowledge and skills in the self-organised development, presentation, argumentation, implementation, coordination and documentation of film & TV projects taking multimedia, methodical, scientifically-founded, temporally-structured and reflected aspects into account. Expert skills in the organisation and design of a workflow for larger, interdisciplinary teams in a multimedia context. Skills in the independent implementation of projects with a high design and technical quality.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Concretion

Module description:

Complex film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning actor and art direction, script and direction. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced film & TV by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Compulsory Elective 2 –Computer Animation Specialisation Concretion

Advanced Rendering 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2AR1IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Expert analysis skills of natural phenomena with the ability to transform these observations into custom shaders. Focused skills concerning 3rd party renderers, in the creation of atmospheric effects, reproduction of camera effects and errors as well as improvement of the exactness of simulation and optimisation of render workflows regarding speed and quality. Differentiated knowledge and skills in the handling of complex rendering & lighting technologies, in the expert reproduction of surfaces, lighting situations and environment effects with the ability to modify and expand existing shaders.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Computer Animation Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex computer animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning set supervision, visual effects, real-time animation and modelling, and rendering. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Advanced Scripting

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2AS1IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge in dealing with scripting for animation in a wide range of reference frames such as workflow, animation, pipelines etc....

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Computer Animation Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex computer animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning set supervision, visual effects, real-time animation and modelling, and rendering. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Advanced Visual Effects 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2AVEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Expert knowledge and skills in handling advanced compositing tools & technologies, in complex situations in the field of stabilising, tracking & rotoscoping and in the assignment and execution of multi-layer compositing in efficient workflows between 3D and 2D. Independent development of compositing skills in complex situations: seamless integration of comprehensive visual effects into real footage; integration of green screen footage, procedural extraction of masks, blending of 3D and 2D effects to achieve a uniform overall picture, shot planning and shot management. Advanced knowledge in the field of effects animation with special techniques such as fluids, hair, crowd.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Computer Animation Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex computer animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning set supervision, visual effects, real-time animation and modelling, and rendering. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 1 – Computer Animation

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2GWCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor contributes current topics and impulses from the multimedia sector and his/her specialisation on a high level. The topics addressed relate to or are in exchange with the fine conception of the multimedia project. The students face professional, methodical and personal challenges in the discourse with an established personality from the field of design.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Computer Animation Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex computer animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning set supervision, visual effects, real-time animation and modelling, and rendering. Intensive profession-oriented qualification in advanced computer animation by creating a project using aspects of scientific approaches, working methods and communications skills.

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Guest Professorship & Workshops 1 – Media Design

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2GWMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the media design field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex media design-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of interaction design, illustration & artwork and motion design. Intensive practice-oriented qualification in advanced media design through creative-artistic project work.

Illustration & Artwork

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2ILAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Sophisticated knowledge and skills in the conception and the methods of designing illustration and artwork for multiple media channels. Professional knowledge and skills in developing an individual illustration style. In-depth knowledge of the history, trends, techniques and styles of illustration, concept art and information graphics.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex media design-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of interaction design, illustration & artwork and motion design. Intensive practice-oriented qualification in advanced media design through creative-artistic project work.

Interaction Design

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2INDIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Sophisticated knowledge and skills in the conception and the methods for the creation of user-friendly and/or experimental user interfaces employing evaluation criteria and test methods as well as current scientific findings from the field of interaction research (man-machine communication and relations, interaction behaviour, immersion and emotion, usability, intuitive operation, etc.). Expert skills in the conception, draft, design and prototype development of innovative interfaces and forms of interaction or visionary information architecture.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex media design-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of interaction design, illustration & artwork and motion design. Intensive practice-oriented qualification in advanced media design through creative-artistic project work.

Motion Design

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2MODIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Intensive creative and technical knowledge and skills in the field of time-based media with the focus on graphics and typography as well as comprehensive knowledge of design and production processes and technical possibilities of TV, film & film title and set designs (virtual set design) as well as audio-visual performances using moving image graphics. Development and sophisticated implementation of complex, demanding motion graphics concepts with far-reaching skills to analyse and evaluate historical and current productions in different applications regarding their communication success. Complex expert skills in the design of graphics and typography in motion and in space: Narration, storyboard and script, time structure, cutting, assembly, dramaturgy, technological and creative possibilities. Fields of application: idents, trailers, set design, TV/film design, film title design, motion graphics for the Internet, mobiles, audio-visual performances (like vjiing, audio-visualistics). Development of ideas, visual-auditive and content conception, creation of storyboards and scripts, production planning and implementation as a prototype.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex media design-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of interaction design, illustration & artwork and motion design. Intensive practice-oriented qualification in advanced media design through creative-artistic project work.

Project Coaching Media Design

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code MMAM2PCMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Complex knowledge of the fine conception and implementation process for the Master’s project, independently using further sources and support, lectures and national as well as international exhibitions. Comprehensive understanding of conceptual, creative and implementational requirements for the professionalism and excellence of the finished product. Comprehensive knowledge and skills in the self-organised development, presentation, argumentation, implementation and documentation of design processes under methodical, scientifically-founded, temporally-structured and reflected aspects as well as of project-relevant creative disciplines like typography, corporate identity, illustration, interaction design, motion design etc. Skills in the analysis of design quality, communications success, implementability. Skills in the independent implementation of projects with a high design and technical quality.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Complex media design-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of interaction design, illustration & artwork and motion design. Intensive practice-oriented qualification in advanced media design through creative-artistic project work.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Accompanying Seminar to the Master's Thesis 1 - Preparation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3MA1SE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of terms, aims, structures, core elements, instruments and challenges in qualitative research methods and teaching advanced skills in the development of research questions using theory analyses and of specific skills in the implementation of qualitative research design in collection and evaluation methods for the Master’s thesis.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Professionalisation

Module description:

Advanced knowledge and skills in the development and formulation of business ideas (entrepreneurship) as well as skills in marketing (media) products and services as well as specifics in marketing various media products (e.g. marketing films).

Art-Based Research & Post-Typographic Scientific Theory

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3APWVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Complex skills in the multifaceted analysis of post-typographic forms of appearance within current culture formation. Professional knowledge of the concept of mediology (social functions and their relations to the technical transmission structures) and mediological practice. Specific skills in the reflection on and planning of the implementation of mediology into a general and specialised conception and finalisation practice. Finding current forms of appearance in media as well as a discussion of their effects.

Superior module:

Theories on Media & Art – Professionalisation

Module description:

Specialised and complex profession-oriented knowledge and skills in the analysis of current cultural positions in media theory as well as post-typographic scientific theory.

Intercultural Communication & Gender Studies

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3ICCIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Communicating basic intercultural skills, i.e. the ability to successfully communicate and interact with people with a different cultural background. Significant knowledge and skills in identifying and understanding the specific concepts of perception, thinking, feeling and actions of people with a different cultural background. Methods and models, interaction traps and problems, requirements of international projects, practical application by means of exercises.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Professionalisation

Module description:

Advanced knowledge and skills in the development and formulation of business ideas (entrepreneurship) as well as skills in marketing (media) products and services as well as specifics in marketing various media products (e.g. marketing films).

Media Theory 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3METVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Differentiated skills to reflect on the role of media theories within the research on cultural science as well as development of mediological application skills (methodically correct use of Debray’s mediological project). Comprehensive knowledge of the major media history and media theory positions as well as mediological research within a multimedia culture. Knowledge of the implementation possibilities of the general and special conception and finalisation practice of multimedia projects.

Superior module:

Theories on Media & Art – Professionalisation

Module description:

Specialised and complex profession-oriented knowledge and skills in the analysis of current cultural positions in media theory as well as post-typographic scientific theory.

Multimedia Project Marketing

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3MPMVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic knowledge of the marketing of (media) products and services as well as the specifics in the marketing of different media products (e.g. film marketing). Advanced knowledge and skills regarding the methods and possibilities of marketing with a low budget (e.g. guerrilla marketing, viral marketing, web 2.0 marketing, social marketing) including the creation of a marketing plan for student projects (e.g. multimedia project). Communicating scientific and practical knowledge of the basics, concepts and methods of marketing for media products and creative services as well as creation of marketing plans for media products and creative services.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Professionalisation

Module description:

Advanced knowledge and skills in the development and formulation of business ideas (entrepreneurship) as well as skills in marketing (media) products and services as well as specifics in marketing various media products (e.g. marketing films).

Transfer Project 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3TPRPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced profession-oriented knowledge and skills in the cooperation in and implementation of multimedia and interdisciplinary practical tasks in the context of several projects using complex methods and techniques of independent learning and problem solving, a high level of self-organisation, justification and explanation skills regarding the creative-artistic and trans-disciplinary development and creation process.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the realisation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Sophisticated organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Future Cinema Realisation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3FCRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 10
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of future cinema methods, workflows and tools with the focus on their innovation-oriented, trans-platform usage. Specific knowledge and skills in the implementation of innovative future cinema projects with the focus on high-quality, original and creative as well as technical problem solving skills. Expert skills to independently establish mutual cooperation in an inter-disciplinary team and to reflect on and organise group processes. Autonomous implementation of ambitious future cinema concepts on a state-of-the-art technological level in the production phase.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the realisation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Sophisticated organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Cross-Media Design Realisation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3CDRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 10
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Realisation or implementation of the Master’s project in the field of cross-media design based on the fine concept produced. Differentiated knowledge of methods, workflows and tools in the realisation and implementation of cross-media projects. Professional knowledge and skills in design-related and technical implementation of all areas of the project e.g. corporate design, typography, illustration, interaction design, motion design etc. Expert skills to realising the Master’s project in an interdisciplinary team.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the realisation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Sophisticated organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Audio-visual Environment Realisation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3AERIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 10
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Specific knowledge and skills in the realisation of auditory installation projects with the focus on high-quality, original and creative as well as technical problem solving skills. Expert skills to independently establish mutual cooperation in an inter-disciplinary team and to reflect on and organise group processes. Autonomous implementation of sophisticated audio-visual environment concepts on a state-of-the-art technological level in the production phase: musical and sound design for various applications reaching from purely auditive to multimedia and interactive domains, from control systems via theatre and performance to art, project-specific handling of electronic sensors and actuators, possibilities of auditive and visual depiction, standards and methods of the inter-disciplinary networking of objects, gauging content connotations of technical solutions, transformation of processes by new tools.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the realisation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Sophisticated organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Playable Media Realisation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PMRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 10
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Differentiated knowledge of game design and interactive media methods, workflows and tools with the focus on their innovation-oriented, trans-platform usage. Specific knowledge and skills in the realisation of innovative game design projects with the focus on high-quality and inventive creative as well as technical problem solving skills. Expert skills to independently establish mutual cooperation in an inter-disciplinary team and to reflect on and organise group processes.Autonomous implementation of ambitious game concepts on a state-of-the-art technological level in the production phase: Design of all characters (PC & NPC), all levels, implementation of the sound design, completion of the alpha version (code/content complete).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Realisation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the realisation of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Sophisticated organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation – Professionalisation

Acoustics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3RAKIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Sophisticated knowledge of the effects of acoustic phenomena (incl. assessing the acoustic characteristics of spaces in relation to their use for installations or events, using acoustic phenomena in the context of art, discussing acoustic phenomena using case studies etc.). Professional knowledge and skills for reducing or avoiding unwanted faults, i.e. practical knowledge relating to the perception of acoustic information: Stereophony (reflections, reverberations, absorption, resonance, sound proofing). Sound propagation, distance, phases, echo, structure-borne and airborne sound, Sound sources: direct, loudspeakers and feedback, Positioning and directional hearing (psychoacoustic basics). Understanding sounds (especially language). Attention and effect, psychoacoustics. Ambience: Interactions between intended sound as well as external and internal influences.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional audio-specific knowledge and skills concerning interface models and acoustics using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Auditive Interface Models

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3AIMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Focused knowledge of the methods and tools for the real-time creation, control and processing of sounds with the aid of electronic man-machine interfaces as well as correlating forms of expression in the field of intuitive and emotional interfaces: Sensor and actuator technology in the context of media applications ranging from web to room installations as well as their meaningfulness in connection with parameters of generative sound creation and manipulation. Traceability and usability of interfaces between amateurishness and virtuosity. Gestures, haptics and visual feedback. Historical development of analogue instruments up to electronic and digital interfaces. Basic theoretical background information concerning the challenges of man-machine interaction as well as questions of aesthetics.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional audio-specific knowledge and skills concerning interface models and acoustics using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3GWAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the audio field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional audio-specific knowledge and skills concerning interface models and acoustics using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Portfolio Approval – Audio

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PAAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation of the individual work in the Master’s project as well as further productions from the audio courses in the form of an application portfolio. Reflection, discussion and evaluation.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Audio Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional audio-specific knowledge and skills concerning interface models and acoustics using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Professionalisation

Advanced Rendering 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3AR2IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the previous course: Highly specialised knowledge of the handling of innovative rendering & lighting technologies and the analysis of natural phenomena. Professional skills in the independent development of shaders, in the creation of custom solutions, in the sophisticated capturing of natural phenomena, in the autonomous implementation in shader languages, in the professional handling of lighting situations and technologies, in the creation of temporally-optimised workflows by means of layering / passes including the understanding and adequate use of current file formats. Focused autonomous exercises: with 3rd party renderers, atmospheric effects and lighting situations, reproduction of camera effects and errors, optimisation of the exactness of simulation, optimisation of render workflows regarding speed and quality, combination of different solutions and packages along optimal quality and speed workflows.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional computer-animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning rendering and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Advanced Visual Effects 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3AVEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Professional skills in the handling of compositing tools, in the use of expressions, nesting, stabilising, tracking, etc... Highly specialised knowledge and skills in colour grading, 2D/3D compositing, DVE, import & export of data from various tools, in the analysis of high-end compositings, in the optimisation of the processing of existing project data and creation of compositings, in the administration and organisation of image sequences, in the tool selection for effects and development of innovative approaches for the improvement of existing compositing technologies as well as knowledge of future cutting-edge compositing technologies. Professionalising the use of high-end effects animation techniques in 3D applications and special tools.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional computer-animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning rendering and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 2 - Computeranimation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3GWCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor contributes current topics and impulses from the multimedia sector and his/her specialisation on a high level. The topics addressed relate to or are in exchange with the fine conception of the multimedia project. The students face professional, methodical and personal challenges in the discourse with an established personality from the field of design.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional computer-animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning rendering and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Portfolio Approval – Computer Animation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PACIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation and approval of the portfolio with particular attention to individual work in the Master’s project.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Computer Animation Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional computer-animation-specific knowledge and skills concerning rendering and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Professionalisation

Digital Film – Workflow 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3DFWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Expert knowledge of all common workflow chains in a modern film - video production (ranging from traditional production to workflow chains in a modern film - video post-production). Professional knowledge and skills in the planning, optimisation and implementation of various workflow components in a large production using modern AV workflows / tapeless HD workflows from production to post-production and their possibilities by means of project-oriented work. Building on this: Solidification and optimisation of the knowledge and skills by planning and creating an optimal workflow for the creative requirements of a multimedia project.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning assembly, AV workflow and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3GWFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the film field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning assembly, AV workflow and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Master Workshop Film Post-Production

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PTFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Professional knowledge of all common post-production possibilities within a TV production, of the workflows in different multimedia TV productions and the ability to analyse, evaluate and optimise them during operation. Sophisticated technical and creative skills in the solution of creative challenges in the on-air field, in the planning and implementation of workflows in a multimedia post-production context on a state-of-the-art technological level using modern post-production software as well as editing and cutting systems. The focus is on the advanced intensification of technical skills and creative work with post-production software in the field of motion images and its various genres and forms.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning assembly, AV workflow and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Master Workshop Montage

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3MMWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Communicating professional knowledge and skills by means of cutting experiments in order to optimally use cutting as a content-oriented and creative work process to create and develop visionary content.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning assembly, AV workflow and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Portfolio Approval – Film

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PFCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation of the individual work in the Master’s project as well as further productions from the film courses in the form of an application portfolio. Reflection, discussion and evaluation.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Film Specialisation – Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional film & TV-specific knowledge and skills concerning assembly, AV workflow and post-production using aspects of scientific and working methods as well as communications competencies.

Compulsory Elective 2 – Management & Producing Specialisation Professionalisation

Entrepreneurship

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3ENTIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge and skills in the formulation and development of business ideas as well as in the creation of business plans, i.e. teaching management foundation know-how with topics like founder personality, business idea, selection of legal form, strategy, business planning, taxes, financing, business organisation, creation of business growth strategies. The focus of the course is the development of sustainable business ideas and business plans for the creative industry.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Management & Producing Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional management-specific knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship using aspects of scientific and communication skills with leadership tasks. Differentiated knowledge of the management of conception processes and workflows in multimedia cooperations for the multimedia project with the ability to secure financing, take into account copyrights and media law aspects and to assume leadership-typical and phase-typical organisation tasks.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3GWSIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the management & producing field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Management & Producing Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional management-specific knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship using aspects of scientific and communication skills with leadership tasks. Differentiated knowledge of the management of conception processes and workflows in multimedia cooperations for the multimedia project with the ability to secure financing, take into account copyrights and media law aspects and to assume leadership-typical and phase-typical organisation tasks.

Management & Producing: Creative Futures

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3MPCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the course Management & Producing – Creative Industries: In-depth knowledge and differentiated reflection of possible fields of action for the design and development of future production methods (creative futures) and the corresponding new forms of cooperation.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Management & Producing Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional management-specific knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship using aspects of scientific and communication skills with leadership tasks. Differentiated knowledge of the management of conception processes and workflows in multimedia cooperations for the multimedia project with the ability to secure financing, take into account copyrights and media law aspects and to assume leadership-typical and phase-typical organisation tasks.

Portfolio Approval – Management & Producing

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PFSIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation and approval of the portfolio with particular attention to individual work in the Master’s project.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Management & Producing Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional management-specific knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship using aspects of scientific and communication skills with leadership tasks. Differentiated knowledge of the management of conception processes and workflows in multimedia cooperations for the multimedia project with the ability to secure financing, take into account copyrights and media law aspects and to assume leadership-typical and phase-typical organisation tasks.

Project Coaching – Management & Producing 3

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PMPIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Complex skills in the theory-supporting and practical implementation of project management tasks for multimedia productions. Expert knowledge of conception processes for maintaining the workflow in multimedia cooperations (cost, resource and time planning, use of marketing strategies, negotiations within the team and with cooperation partners). Expert skills in the self-organised (methodical, scientific and reflected) development, presentation, argumentation and documentation of management processes and concepts.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 – Management & Producing Specialisation Professionalisation

Module description:

Professional management-specific knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship using aspects of scientific and communication skills with leadership tasks. Differentiated knowledge of the management of conception processes and workflows in multimedia cooperations for the multimedia project with the ability to secure financing, take into account copyrights and media law aspects and to assume leadership-typical and phase-typical organisation tasks.

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Advertising

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3WERIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Sophisticated skills in the conception and effective implementation of problems and tasks in the field of advertising (campaign development); in-depth knowledge in the field of advertising as the object of scientific observation, knowledge of advertising classifications. In-depth discussion of the critical aspects of advertising.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the field of visual communication/media design taking into account aspects of scientific and working methods.

Editorial Design

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3ETDIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Editorial design as the supreme discipline: Intensive knowledge in the typographic design of cross-media or media-specific publications (state-of-the-art) based on both traditional and innovative technological production options. Professional skills in the conception, layout, design and implementation of demanding editorial design projects, possibly in connection with the selected Master’s project (e.g. as documentation) or the Master’s thesis.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the field of visual communication/media design taking into account aspects of scientific and working methods.

Guest Professorship & Workshops 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3GWMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The guest professor from the media design field provides the latest industry-relevant, socially virulent and/or artistic issues and ideas.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the field of visual communication/media design taking into account aspects of scientific and working methods.

Portfolio Approval – Media Design

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM3PFMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation of the individual work in the Master’s project as well as further productions from the media design courses in the form of an application portfolio. Reflection, discussion and evaluation.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 2 –Media Design Specialisation Concretion

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the field of visual communication/media design taking into account aspects of scientific and working methods.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Accompanying Seminar to the Master's Thesis 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MA2SE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Comprehensive and multifaceted discussion of terms, aims, structures, core elements, tools and problems concerning the respective Master’s theses with the complexity of the connection of work and theory. The ability to critically reflect on and discuss in a scientifically-founded and meta-perspective way the elements of one’s own Master’s thesis.

Superior module:

Applied Research – Transformation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the meta-perspective discussion and implementation in the Master’s thesis of the respective media-specific or trans-media or controlling questions about a real work (or a contribution to the multimedia project) and the correlating theoretical analysis of the respective theory-oriented and profession-oriented practical implications.

Guest lectures

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4GVTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced knowledge in selected topics of current research and practice in design, e.g. details on the topics of multimedia art, audiocultures, design theory and research, current design principles, aesthetics, semiotics, game theory, state-of-the-art developments in technology.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Transformation

Module description:

Accompanying “finishing” of the Master’s project and preparation of the presentation/publication (incl. submission to competitions and festivals) with the help of supporting measures (e.g. producing information material, supporting communications measures etc.) and/or optional preparation of applications for financing and start up funding. Advanced knowledge in selected topics of current research and practice in design, e.g. details on the topics of multimedia art, audiocultures, design theory and research, current design principles, aesthetics, semiotics, game theory, state-of-the-art developments in technology.

Master's Thesis

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MARIT
Type IT
Kind Diploma/master thesis
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 18
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Independent, intensive and autonomous application of the knowledge and skills gained in the accompanying seminar 2, i.e. the ability to critically reflect on one’s own Master’s thesis and to put one’s own theoretical and practical insights up for a meta-perspective discussion. Advanced, multifaceted discussion in individual sessions in order to support the Master’s thesis concerning the practical as well as the theoretical development and the correlations between these. Comprehensive, topic-specific and independent reflexion on the problems within the Master’s theses. Design of content also see Error! Reference source not found., S.Error! Text mark not defined.

Superior module:

Applied Research – Transformation

Module description:

Complex knowledge and skills in the meta-perspective discussion and implementation in the Master’s thesis of the respective media-specific or trans-media or controlling questions about a real work (or a contribution to the multimedia project) and the correlating theoretical analysis of the respective theory-oriented and profession-oriented practical implications.

Masterexamination

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MPRDP
Type DP
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 0
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Masterexamination

Superior module:

Masterexamination

Module description:

Masterexamination

Showcase

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4WKSPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Accompanying “finishing” of the Master’s project and preparation of the presentation/publication (incl. submission to competitions and festivals) with the help of supporting measures (e.g. producing information material, supporting communications measures etc.) and/or optional preparation of applications for financing and start up funding.

Superior module:

Work Methods & Communication – Transformation

Module description:

Accompanying “finishing” of the Master’s project and preparation of the presentation/publication (incl. submission to competitions and festivals) with the help of supporting measures (e.g. producing information material, supporting communications measures etc.) and/or optional preparation of applications for financing and start up funding. Advanced knowledge in selected topics of current research and practice in design, e.g. details on the topics of multimedia art, audiocultures, design theory and research, current design principles, aesthetics, semiotics, game theory, state-of-the-art developments in technology.

Transfer Project 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4TPRPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Professionalised, profession-specific knowledge and skills in the cooperation, implementation and publishing of multimedia and interdisciplinary practical tasks in the context of several projects, autonomously using complex methods and techniques for independent learning and problem solving, sophisticated self-organisation, excellent justification and explanation skills concerning the creative-artistic and trans-disciplinary development and creation process.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Cross-Media Design Release

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4CDRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Completion of the Master’s project and professional media-appropriate publication. Professional knowledge and skills in finalising and publishing innovative cross-media design projects in a contemporary distribution form including the creation of marketing material, accompanying communication measures, performance/publication/exhibition (among other things submission to contests and festivals). Professional explanation of the project; Relevance, adapted problem, possible solutions, final solution, implementation concepts, final concept and implementation, formal aesthetic and technical argumentation for the implementation, background theory, reflection, evaluation, conclusion; reference to the Master’s thesis.

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

MultiMedia Master's Project Presentation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MPCIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Future Cinema Release

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4FCRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Professional handling of methods, workflows and tools concerning future cinema in the completion phase and in the context of release/publication. Professional knowledge and skills in the implementation and publication of innovative future cinema projects with the focus on up-to-date forms and methods of distribution for future cinema on different platforms in a high quality and appropriate form. Professional defence of the project (theoretical foundation, reflection, evaluation, argumentation, etc.) (e.g. in the Master’s thesis). Expert skills to independently execute and finish mutual cooperation in interdisciplinary teams. Autonomous finishing of the future cinema implementation on a state-of-the-art technological level including creation of marketing material, accompanying communication measures, performance/publication (among other things submission to contests and festivals).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

MultiMedia Master's Project Presentation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MPFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

MultiMedia Master's Project Presentation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MPPIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Playable Media Release

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4PMRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Professional handling of methods, workflows and tools concerning games and interactive media in the completion phase and in the context of release/publication. Professional knowledge and skills in the implementation and publication of innovative game projects with the focus on up-to-date forms and ways of distribution for computer games on different platforms in a high quality and appropriate form. Professional defence of the project (theoretical foundation, reflection, evaluation, argumentation, etc.) (e.g. in the Master’s thesis). Expert skills to independently execute and finish mutual cooperation in interdisciplinary teams. Autonomous finishing of the game implementation on a state-of-the-art technological level: quality assurance/tests, creation of marketing material, accompanying communication measures, game launch (among other things submission to contests and festivals).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Audio-visual Environment Release

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4AERIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Professional handling of methods, workflows and tools for audio-visual environments in the completion phase and in the context of release/publication. Professional knowledge and skills in the implementation and publication of innovative audio-visual environments projects with the focus on up-to-date forms and methods of distribution (among other things distribution strategies of (pop) cultures in a digital, globalised society, effects of myspace, facebook, blogspot, youtube) on different platforms in a high quality and appropriate form. Taking into consideration current developments in the areas of performance, communication and conservation of audio-visual culture, as well as adaption strategies of the entertainment industry. Professional defence of the project (theoretical foundation, reflection, evaluation, argumentation, etc.) (e.g. in the Master’s thesis). Expert skills to independently execute and finish mutual cooperation in interdisciplinary teams. Autonomous finishing of the audio-visual environments implementation on a state-of-the-art technological level: tests, publications, accompanying communication measures, performance/publication (among other things submission to contests and festivals).

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

MultiMedia Master's Project Presentation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code MMAM4MPAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Presentation

Superior module:

Compulsory Elective 1 Multimedia Project – Release

Module description:

Professional knowledge and skills in the realisation and release of game design or audio-visual environments or future cinema or cross-media design. Professional organisational and social communication skills for innovation projects and heterogeneous project teams.

Legend
SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
INTL-CodeIndicates categories for incoming students
5: offered in English on a routine basis
4: offered in English if a specified number of incoming students attend (usually 3)
3: taught in German but support material in English, exams can also be taken in English, active support from a student buddy
2: taught in German, incoming students require sufficient German proficiency to follow class
1: not available for incomings
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture