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Welcome to MultiMediaArt! Here you can find an overview of courses offered in English by the Degree Programme MultiMediaArt .

First year courses are basic courses introducing the second year specialisations within the field of media. Second year courses are specialising in either media design, film, audio or computer animation. As an incoming student you will have to choose one of the specialisations and the courses offered within. In addition to the basic and specialised courses, electives such as game design, photographic & cinematic documentation or media scenography can be chosen in the first and second year as well as on Master level.

As an international student you should also select projectbased courses (7,5 ECTS modules). The degree programmes MultiMediaTechnology, MultiMediaArt and Design and Product Management offer a variety of courses. 

MultiMediaArt offers two projectbased courses with 7,5 ECTS in English every term (fall and spring). As an accepted incoming student you can also choose among the Courses offered by the International Office.

The  language of  tuition at MultiMediaArt  is mainly German. English support such as course literature (digital and analogue) as well as individual support from MultiMediaArt lecturers and fellow students will be provided in English to successfully meet all requirements for the different courses.

For further information on academic issues, courses, course selection and provisional learning agreements, please contact the international coordinator of the MultiMediaArt programme, Julia Schwarzacher (see contact details below).
For administrative issues, please contact the International Office.

As an accepted incoming student you can also choose among the Courses offered by the International Office.

After nomination from your home institution please apply online! Please read the requirements for the Application Portfolio.

Spring Term

All semesters | Course code: MMAIDECOUE | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Course contents:
Graphic Design Project is a hands-on class teaching visual communication skills of modern poster design. Through a series of lectures and creative exercises, basic graphic design knowledge and current visual trends are transmitted. During the lectures, students will learn to implement a range of techniques such as abstraction, composition,the use of typography an other modern techniques such as animation in their designs, resulting in one larger project. Part of the class is also the critical reflection of design qualities. This unit is suitable for both beginner and advanced capabilities. 

All semesters | Course code: MMAIMEMIUE | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Course Contents:
Image and Text - beyond illustration: In the context of graphic design, images and text are usually reserved for representation and illustration. A text provides written information, images provide visual information. At best, these elements may be graphically manipulated to serve their illustrative purposes, but what happens when the context of an image is changed through the use of text? We will be exploring the many possibilities of combining image and text. The first half of the semester will be brain-storming, collecting and talking about the aesthetics of text, language, symbolism and their relationship specifically to photography. The second half of the semester will be dedicated to personal projects, fom their conception to completion by the end of the semester.

All semesters | Course code: DPMB1VCPIL  | ECTS-Credits: 5 ECTS

Course Contents:
Visual communication in connection with an actual design process along a project topic in either Furniture or Industrial Design.

Note: Visual Communication and Visual Communication & Project are offered together and cannot be taken separately (you cannot take Visual Communication Project without having done Visual Communication Course) ; both are offered on Campus Kuchl and are run by Design&Product Managemnet)

All semesters | Course code: DPMB1VCPPR  | ECTS-Credits: 2,5 ECTS

Course Contents:
Visual communication in connection with an actual design process along a project topic in either Furniture or Industrial Design.

Note: Visual Communication and Visual Communication & Project are offered together and cannot be taken separately (you cannot take Visual Communication Project without having done Visual Communication Course) ; both are offered on Campus Kuchl and are run by Design&Product Managemnet)

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2FWZIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1,5 | ECTS-Credits: 1,5

Course contents:
Communicating basic knowledge of technical and creative applications of cinematic software, such as Final Cut Pro or Avid Media. Communicating fundamental skills in digital film editing and its professional workflow from capturing/recording, creating and managing an editing project (format/frame rate/settings, etc.) to the professional playout of a film sequence at a professional standard; editing of short, previously produced digital film sequences, adverts or music videos. Communicating basic knowledge of artistic–aesthetic editing.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2FGVIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Communicating the fundamentals and techniques of researching and contextualising image and text. The focus is on the special relationship between texts and images, the interesting interrelationship of which is to be seen in connection with communication, which is becoming more and more visually oriented. The relationship between the meaning of texts and images in the context of communication and art. The relationship between photographic image design and "textual" design. A picture is worth a thousand words, and one word can trigger thousands of images. The course ends with a photographic-textual presentation about a chosen subject.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2MMPPT | Type: PT  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Fundamental practice-oriented qualifications in a media-specific field (media design, computer animation, film or audio) on the basis of the students' individual interests and potentials by means of finding independent, problem-based solutions to a practical task applying differentiated basic knowledge and skills of the relevant selected area.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2AUVIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Music and sound design using virtual instruments and studio technologies in communication with audio hardware. Conceptual design and preparation of small audio productions based on individual musical needs. Fundamental skills in dealing with recorders, wave and multi-track programmes. Presentation of musical and/ or audio-visual concepts and works.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB23DVIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Specialisation within the field of 3D animation and relevant tools. Advancement of skills in working with and creating computergenerated images and image sequences with enhanced focus on material, texture and basic rules and techniques for lighting and rendering.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2FSVIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Introduction to the basics of modern digital film design, from a technical as well as design point of view, by means of lecture elements that give an insight into the basics of cinematic techniques and design possibilities based on cinematic role models (e.g. films by Orson Welles or Stanley Kubrick), and teach the basic technical concepts of digital film technology such as white balance, focal lengths, etc. In addition, there are smaller practical exercise units. Introduction to camera and lighting technology using the example of digital film equipment specific to the university of applied sciences such as the digital video camera Sony EX 3 / Z7 or Panasonic HVX 200, as well as artificial (tungsten) light and natural light spotlights (HMI). Exercises using this equipment based on small cinematic assignments. Introduction to photocomposing (three-point lighting), mood lighting and camera movements. The course aims at implementing a small cinematic assignment on a professional level, from a both technical and design point of view.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2WAMIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Expanding the basic knowledge and skills in analogue design by means of communicating techniques of sketching, drawing and plastic modelling bodies, proportions and space. Developing an individual graphic or plastic style or expression. Research experiments using tools and materials to display the human body in certain positions, moods and spaces.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2WIFIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Insights into photographic techniques based on examples from diverse photographic styles, such as advertising photography (Annie Leibowitz), fashion photography (David Chapelle), narrative photography (Simon Marsden), and architecture or product photography. Introduction to the basics of produced photography: handling diverse lenses (focal lengths – apertures – depths of field, relationship of aperture, exposure time, light sensitivity (ISO)), lighting, artificial light – natural light, pictorial composition and diverse photographic tonalities. Introduction to more complex digital photo equipment using the examples of Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 500. Introduction to the basics of analogue photography and basic differences compared to digital photography; introduction to basic creative principles of produced photography (framing, pictorial composition, movement in the photographic image, etc.); development of the students’ own photographic style. The course ends with the presentation of an independent small photo project based on a specified assignment.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB2WMPIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Experiencing the body as a medium and means of expression: communicating knowledge with regard to physical conditions of perception, as well as actively designing communication processes through body language, creative and/or social forms of (self-)presentation in real-time, stage presence, performance communication with the audience.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4KUAIL | Type: IL | | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Specific knowledge of approaches in music analysis and composition with a focus on sound design in the media field (music for film, video, interactive applications etc...), the different stylistic, compositional and instrumentation techniques, as well as the characteristics of modern styles of the 20th century. Specific skills in designing harmony, melody, rhythm and instrumentation. Examination of musical manifestations in specific areas (electronic music and computer-based music products as a link to current music practice).

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4ENAIL | Type: IL | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Specific in-depth knowledge and communication skills (presentation techniques for English-speaking audiences, interaction with English-speaking colleagues) and the ability to understand very complicated texts (writing complex texts with content from the area of specialisation, understanding manuals, software and special concepts of continuing education, writing texts with a descriptive character (concepts, documentaries), commercial correspondence).

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4MUMIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge of the hardware and software currently used for mixing & mastering processes, as well as the strategies, techniques, styles and aesthetics of different surround formats. In-depth skills in mixing & mastering processes, fine tuning of mixing and mastering tools, as well as the techniques, styles and aesthetics of different surround formats.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4SS2IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Specific knowledge of aesthetic principles of specific musical trends. Specific skills in the conceptual design and combination of sound modules, and the creation of the students’ own tools with a focus on the sound aesthetics desired. Expansion of skills in individual module combinations on various platforms (virtual and hardware synthesiser as well as effects).

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4SSGIL | Type: IL | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Fundamental differentiation between linear and interactive soundscapes. Definition of sound, sound design, soundscape and soundscape design in the context of games. Approaches to interactive soundscape design. Fundamental knowledge of specific problems of interactive soundscape generation. Dealing with soundscape design and Fmod-Designer software.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4APPIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1,5 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Differentiated knowledge of design possibilities and production techniques within technical guidelines set down (by the market) with special attention given to current developments, the narrative function and sounds in the sound track, the creation of film and television mixes paying attention to specific aspects of creative audio design and broadcast norms, multi-channel audio production, as well as synchronisation and editing for PAL productions. Knowledge of current aesthetic concepts and the importance of sound objects. Differentiated skills in mixing for video productions while observing the physical limits and current aesthetic concepts, as well as creating flawless audio-technical master media.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4MPAPT | Type: PT  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Independently selecting a task and possible a team taking into account individual potentials and team-oriented potentials, time limits and the use as an application for internships; independently carrying out the project from conceptual design to implementation, coaching, and the presentation of the finished project to colleagues and lecturers of the degree programme and possible companies offering internships.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4CE2IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Creation of character animations in different levels of difficulty. Application and expansion of knowledge from the "Animation Fundamentals" course for objects or in diverse animation tools by making use of character rigs created in the "Character & Effects 1" course. Creation of effects animations with the aid of various dynamics technologies such as cloth simulation, particle simulation, n particles, fluid dynamics; deepening and expansion of knowledge of rendering technologies of the various types of effects.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4DVEIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Communicating links between 3D animations and live-action movies. Understanding techniques such as 3D tracking, match moving, green/bluebox recordings, etc. is meant to help students learn how to integrate 3D elements into live-action movies, and vice versa. Building on the "Compositing" course, advanced techniques and design possibilities are analysed as well as developed and implemented based on practical examples. Analysis of compression methods, camera systems, post-production workflows, phenomena of image steadiness and implications on visual effects production.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4ENCIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Specific in-depth knowledge and communication skills (presentation techniques for English-speaking audiences, interaction with English-speaking colleagues) and the ability to understand very complicated texts (writing complex texts with content from the area of specialisation, understanding manuals, software and special concepts of continuing education, writing texts with a descriptive character (concepts, documentaries), commercial correspondence).

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4AN2IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 5

Course contents:
Specific in-depth knowledge in the area of 3D animation; planning, production and presentation of a 3D animation project; combination of 3D animation/graphics with the areas of graphics/motion design/video/audio. Expanding specific knowledge in the areas of lighting and rendering by making use of advanced technologies and rendering tools. Production support for the Qualification Project 2.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4MPCPT | Type: PT  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Independently selecting a task and possible a team taking into account individual potentials and team-oriented potentials, time limits and the use as an application for internships; independently carrying out the project from conceptual design to implementation, coaching, and the presentation of the finished project to colleagues and lecturers of the degree programme and possible companies offering internships.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4WFIIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1,5 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Step-by-step introduction to the realisation of advertising films. Campaign thinking in integrated cross-media communication is specially promoted. The educational programme also functions as a "laboratory" for new, innovative thinking. After communicating basic knowledge of the advertising industry and its special characteristics, known formats, lengths and points of view should be subjected to critical analysis, and room for new and especially provocative staging concepts and ideas is to be allowed. The multiple benefits of a film are becoming increasingly important in times of tight budgets. Not only 30-second versions for television, but also Internet versions, trade show movies or commercial films, or even transmissions of individual ideas or entire movies to other media are gaining more and more importance. The course ends with the students’ own advertising film project (often in cooperation with the free market), which is submitted to international competitions at student advertising film festivals.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4REGIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Communicating specific direction knowledge and skills. Focus on the combination of individual components relevant to film (camera work, directed lighting, directing actors, material/script adaptations, procedures on set) for the realisation of the students’ own individual digital film project.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4ENFIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Specific in-depth knowledge and communication skills (presentation techniques for English-speaking audiences, interaction with English-speaking colleagues) and the ability to understand very complicated texts (writing complex texts with content from the area of specialisation, understanding manuals, software and special concepts of continuing education, writing texts with a descriptive character (concepts, documentaries), commercial correspondence).

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4LK2IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Communicating specific direction knowledge and skills. Focus on the combination of individual components relevant to film (camera work, directed lighting, directing actors, material/ script adaptations, procedures at the set) for the realisation of the students’ own individual digital film project. The Direction course teaches students how to further develop their creative and organisational skills in the areas of narrative films as well as other genres. Special emphasis is placed on cooperation in creative teams when it comes to finding material, the development of implementation concepts, casting and cooperation with actors. The course creates a close link between theory and practice, and aims at combining and applying traditional directing techniques in the context of multimedia realisation.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4DB2IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Expanding script writing skills from a formal as well as content point of view according to film industry standards. Expanding skills in cinematic dramaturgy, writing dialogues, writing scripts and cinematic storytelling in various formats. The students examine various film genres in different scenarios, which gives them an insight into both the classic genres and narrative structures and modern narrative forms that emerged as a result of various newly established presentation platforms such as the Internet or mobile phones, and offer the possibility to break up traditional narrative structures.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4MPFPT | Type: PT  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Independently selecting a task and possible a team taking into account individual potentials and team-oriented potentials, time limits and the use as an application for internships; independently carrying out the project from conceptual design to implementation, coaching, and the presentation of the finished project to colleagues and lecturers of the degree programme and possible companies offering internships.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4ENMIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Specific in-depth knowledge and communication skills (presentation techniques for English-speaking audiences, interaction with English-speaking colleagues) and the ability to understand very complicated texts (writing complex texts with content from the area of specialisation, understanding manuals, software and special concepts of continuing education, writing texts with a descriptive character (concepts, documentaries), commercial correspondence).

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4IFDIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Conceptual design, general design and prototypical implementation of interactive applications. Brand and media-appropriate design. In-depth knowledge and skills in user-centred/experience design and responsive web design. Advanced knowledge and skills in the conceptual design and general design of complex visualisation strategies and their implementation using generative digital tools. Supporting the development of an online portfolio.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB43DIIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2,5 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge and skills in illustrating, information graphics and visual storytelling; in analogue and digital techniques, with a focus on three-dimensional techniques: illustration in space, on the body, on objects. Visual storytelling for spaces, events, live-action movies, 3D animation films and games. Concept Art & Character Design.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4MPAPT | Type: PT  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Independently selecting a task and possible a team taking into account individual potentials and team-oriented potentials, time limits and the use as an application for internships; independently carrying out the project from conceptual design to implementation, coaching, and the presentation of the finished project to colleagues and lecturers of the degree programme and possible companies offering internships.

Note: can only be chosen with advanced sklills or if attended “Interface Design 1” in the previous  fall term

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4WZ2IL | Type: IL | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Advanced skills in implementing auditory and visual media techniques for 3D real or virtual environments, development and communication of multimedia space concepts, production of objects and spaces by means of sounds, lights, colours, images and interaction, specific applications for visitor and knowledge centres. Scenography in the context of film and TV productions, architecture, communication design and corporate environments. Discussing audio-visual installations taking into account aspects of art.

Semester 4 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB4WG2IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge as regards designing and creating board games to develop a technical basis in the areas of feature design and game balancing. Expansion of the competencies in digital interactive storytelling with the aid of existing solutions and popular techniques from the industry, as well as development of new methods or solutions. Further expanding the ability to develop conceptual designs in the area of application and development of gameplay mechanisms in game design. In-depth examination of the subject of games in a context relevant to culture, the monetary system, society and education.

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAM2GWMIL | Type: IL | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

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

Note: course is run by the MASTER MultiMediaArt programme

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAM2ILAIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
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.

Note: course is run by the MASTER MultiMediaArt programme

Semester 2 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAM2GWCIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
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.

Note: course is run by the MASTER MultiMediaArt programme

Fall Term

All semesters | Course code: MMAIDECOUE | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Course contents:
Graphic Design Project is a hands-on class teaching visual communication skills of modern poster design. Through a series of lectures and creative exercises, basic graphic design knowledge and current visual trends are transmitted. During the lectures, students will learn to implement a range of techniques such as abstraction, composition,the use of typography an other modern techniques such as animation in their designs, resulting in one larger project. Part of the class is also the critical reflection of design qualities. This unit is suitable for both beginner and advanced capabilities. 

All semesters | Course code: MMAIMEMIUE | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Course Contents:
Image and Text - beyond illustration: In the context of graphic design, images and text are usually reserved for representation and illustration. A text provides written information, images provide visual information. At best, these elements may be graphically manipulated to serve their illustrative purposes, but what happens when the context of an image is changed through the use of text? We will be exploring the many possibilities of combining image and text. The first half of the semester will be brain-storming, collecting and talking about the aesthetics of text, language, symbolism and their relationship specifically to photography. The second half of the semester will be dedicated to personal projects, fom their conception to completion by the end of the semester.

All semesters | Course code: DPMB1VCPIL  | ECTS-Credits: 5 ECTS

Course Contents:
Visual communication in connection with an actual design process along a project topic in either Furniture or Industrial Design.

Note: Visual Communication and Visual Communication & Project are offered together and cannot be taken separately (you cannot take Visual Communication Project without having done Visual Communication Course) ; both are offered on Campus Kuchl and are run by Design&Product Managemnet)

All semesters | Course code: DPMB1VCPPR  | ECTS-Credits: 2,5 ECTS

Course Contents:
Visual communication in connection with an actual design process along a project topic in either Furniture or Industrial Design.

Note: Visual Communication and Visual Communication & Project are offered together and cannot be taken separately (you cannot take Visual Communication Project without having done Visual Communication Course) ; both are offered on Campus Kuchl and are run by Design&Product Managemnet)

Semester 1 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB1FSEIL | Type: IL | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Communicating fundamental knowledge regarding basic technologies of existing AV equipment of the university of applied sciences: HDV video cameras, basics regarding lighting (HMI, artificial light) and TV studios, basics regarding cinematic resolution and design possibilities, state-of-the-art technology and trends that are applied to modern studio and AV productions on the free market. The course finishes with its own small film project that is prepared and presented in selected teams.

Semester 1 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB1AUEIL | Type: | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Communicating the basic theoretical principles and methods of current computer-based production tools of audio processing, basic acoustic principles, and electronic (analogue and digital) equivalents. Fundamental skills in computer-based tools for musical composition and the development of minor musical forms.

Semester 1 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB1FGEIL | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
History of photography and its meaning in the specific aesthetic and content-related context of a visually oriented information society. Meaning of the photographic image in its cultural-historical development. Its effects and development with regard to painting, fine arts, and moving images. Understanding of the conflicting relationship with regard to the meaning of photography as a picture of reality and a form of art. In the theoretical part, students prove their understanding of theories relating to photographic history and their connection to the artistic-aesthetic practice of photography in the form of a written paper (essay or written exam). The written paper shows that the students have understood the connection between the artistic-aesthetic design of a photograph and its content-related meaning in the context of the cultural history of photography. Communicating fundamental knowledge of the technology and design of digital photography, and communicating fundamental skills in dealing with cameras, lighting, exposure with a focus on digital photography; communicating fundamental aesthetics in dealing with photographic images, brainstorming, creative conceptual design, and photographic realisation. The practical part ends with presentation of a photographic project (exhibition).

Semester 1 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB1KZEIL | Type: IL | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Communicating fundamental knowledge and techniques regarding subject selection, brainstorming and using these to present and develop a concept that communicates the idea in a way appropriate for the platform. Communicating the fundamental skills for developing design ideas as part of advertising campaigns, viral marketing, image or guerrilla campaigns, and as part of innovative ideas for conventional and emerging media. Creative problem solving, critical reflection of the students’ own environment, and concepts of media design oriented towards content for different platforms such as online, film, print, game, TV, and installation. The course ends with the professional presentation of a communication concept prepared in selected teams.

Semester 1 | Academic year: 1 | Course code: MMAB1EAPIL | Type: IL | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Differentiated fundamental knowledge and skills in communication, i.e. linguistic flexibility in speaking and writing, English grammar, as well as understanding and dealing with a foreign language (not individual terms, but rather context). Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with difficult texts (contents focusing on the areas of specialisation, current events, active vocabulary expansion).

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3TSTIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Fundamental knowledge of equipment types and wiring principles of a recording studio as well as typical microphone types. Fundamental skills, planning the recording process in a studio, preparations, wiring and execution.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3STRIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Sound as a medium and stimulant in multimedia realms of life, specific knowledge of methods and strategies of sound design with a mainly empirical focus in connection with dynamic images. Presentation of different functional sound concepts (from underscoring to thematic working to stimulative sound) Fundamental skills in the communication and argumentation of sound dramaturgic concepts.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3TSZIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Fundamental knowledge of the musical principles of rhythm and tonality (basic musical elements, the significance of and relationship between sounds, basic principles of different composition techniques, harmonic structures and melodics). Fundamental skills in designing harmony, melody and rhythm in the musical design of media products.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3ENAIL | Type: IL | SWS: 0,5 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge of communication skills (especially classical introductions and argumentation) and working with complex texts (contents from the respective areas of specialisation, media and culture (meaning close cooperation with media theory)).

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3MPRIL | Type: IL | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Illustrating technical audio and music editing principles, implementing individual projects, as well as presenting them. Use of electroacoustic tools in physical and virtual studio environments, the designing of rhythms, time flow, space and audio spectrum. Communicating advanced skills in dealing with current hardware and software tools, as well as the production of media-capable sound storage media.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3SS1IL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Knowledge of the current forms and functional principles of analogue and digital sound production and modification, allocation of current sound aesthetics to the methods used, qualities of different forms of synthesis, and skills in combining sound modules, and creating virtual instruments by means of module combinations for the realisation of individual ideas.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3CE1IL | Type: IL | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Communicating the ability to create character rigs for different levels of difficulty (biped, quadruped, diverse equipment), development of new solutions and predefined off-the-shelf technologies. Applying and expanding knowledge from the "Animation Fundamentals" course using objects or diverse animation tools. Creating effects animations with the aid of diverse dynamics technologies such as rigid bodies, soft bodies, particles; identifying the special characteristics when it comes to dealing with and outputting simulation-based animation methods, and possibilities of rendering different effects technologies.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3AN1IL | Type: IL | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 5

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge in the area of 3D animation and expansion of skills in animation tools: use of 3D computer graphics as an individual, artistic design element; planning, production and presentation of a 3D animation project; combination of 3D animation/graphics with the areas of graphics/motion design/video/audio. Communicating specialist knowledge in the areas of modelling, texturing, animation and workflows. Creating and expanding bases in the areas of lighting and rendering. Conceptual design and preproduction for Qualification Project 2.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3COMIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 1 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Fundamental knowledge of compositing and motion picture processing and basic skills for compositing tools with regard to: Basic work with plates and source footage, integrating this into time-based work and the possibility of creating effects in post-processing.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3ENCIL | Type: IL | SWS: 0,5 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge of communication skills (especially classical introductions and argumentation) and working with complex texts (contents from the respective areas of specialisation, media and culture (meaning close cooperation with media theory)).

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3PRCIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 0,5 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
Basic knowledge in the field of producing, calculation, time estimation and handling computer animation projects.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3AFUIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Basic principles of the theory of animation and kinetics. Communicating classical animation theories according to Johnston, Thomas und Williams. Defining crucial criteria as to how to make objects and characters come to life and animate them with the aid of traditional examples and techniques. Fundamental knowledge of the behaviour of the body in motion and basic skills for working with chronophotography and motion analysis with a focus on the practical ability of working with animation (conceptual strengths by building confidence when it comes to timing and rhythm). Communicating basic knowledge of directing actors and performances to display diverse emotional scenarios as a basic component of shooting a film. Communicating the fundamental ability to work with actors, to know the course of staging and be able to lead people creatively, to approach them and convey their own personal vision. Communicating the fundamental ability to work with actors when it comes to staging a performance according to a specified topic/scene.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3ENFIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 0,5 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge of communication skills (especially classical introductions and argumentation) and working with complex texts (contents from the respective areas of specialisation, media and culture (meaning close cooperation with media theory)).

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3LK1IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Expansion of the technical knowledge of digital film production and sophisticated skills in dealing with professional, digital film cameras and lighting equipment: P+S Adapter, Sony EX 3, Panasonic HVX 200/500, interchangeable lenses, Canon Eos 5DMark II – film equipment, camera crane, artificial light, natural light (HMI), complex camera movements, as well as applications for various cinematic-aesthetic forms of expression. Combination and expansion of advanced technical skills in digital film production and content-related work.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3MESIL | Type: IL | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Communicating complex knowledge of staging making use of manifold creative possibilities for directors and cameramen in order to perform a (scripted) scene as it was intended. Expansion of the knowledge of the individual factors of mise-en-scène such as light design, set design, directing actors, costumes, make-up as well as camera style and movement, image design and the dynamics of a scene. In-depth skills in creativity and technology management in the sophisticated, professional area of AV production and staging. Communicating basic knowledge of directing actors and performances to display diverse emotional scenarios as a basic component of shooting a film. The fundamental ability to work with actors, to know the course of staging and be able to lead people creatively, to approach them and convey their own personal vision. As far as possible, the course takes place in cooperation with university (University Mozarteum) and private playhouses (Schauspielhaus – Elisabethbühne Salzburg), as well as drama schools.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3DB1IL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Introduction to writing scripts from a formal as well as content point of view according to film industry standards. Fundamental introduction to the basics of cinematic dramaturgy, writing dialogues, writing scripts and cinematic storytelling in various formats.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3VMTIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge and skills in content-related digital editing as a creative process. In-depth technical introduction to digital post-production as well as the software used, such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe AfterFX and NUKE. Focus on the combination of technical expertise, software handling and content-related work. Editing as a content-related, aesthetic form of expression. First introduction to the basics of colour correction and compositing.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3AGFIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 2

Course contents:
Fundamental knowledge and skills in using sounds for digital film productions. Basic principles of sound recording/creation on set/off set (foleys) as well as auditory post-production with a focus on digital film production. Creating an awareness of the relationship between images and sounds in the area of moving images.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3CDEIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 3 | ECTS-Credits: 4

Course contents:
Conceptual design and general design of cross-media appearances in theory and practice. Design as an expression of corporate culture, behaviour and communication. Strategic development of corporate design. Corporate design typography; layout grids and visual systems; development of signs, defining colour patterns.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3ENMIL | Type: IL | SWS: 0,5 | ECTS-Credits: 1

Course contents:
In-depth knowledge of communication skills (especially classical introductions and argumentation) and working with complex texts (contents from the respective areas of specialisation, media and culture (meaning close cooperation with media theory)).

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3IFDIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Basic principles of information architecture, user experience design as well as usability by means of developing scenarios, personas, operating procedures and wireframes. Creating icons and other interface elements.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAB3TYPIL | Type: IL  | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
Differentiated topographic knowledge: overview of state-of-the-art typography; editorial design focus. Further knowledge of micro and macro typographic design principles. Further skills in typographic design: confident use of writing in all fields of application and forms of expression through intensive exercises and application experience, expansion of skills relating to the use of tools.

Semester 3 | Academic year: 2 | Course code: MMAM3ETDIL | Type: IL | SWS: 2 | ECTS-Credits: 3

Course contents:
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.

International Departmental Coordinator

Porträt von: Mag. Schwarzacher Julia
Mag.
  • International Departmental Coordinator, MultiMediaArt
  • Lecturer, MultiMediaArt
Standort: Campus Urstein
Raum: Urstein - 327
T: +43-50-2211-1203
E: julia.schwarzacher@fh-salzburg.ac.at