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Media Culture Analysis
Master of Arts

Short description

Short description

The master's program "Media Culture Analysis: Theater and Media Cultures in Transnational Spaces", funded by the Franco-German University (DFH), is both research and practice and provides the students with comprehensive knowledge and analytical skills in the field of comparative and transcultural media and cultural analysis. The program is transnational and bilingual (German-French) through two integrated semester stays at the cooperating European universities in Vienna and Nantes. The four-semester program is completed with a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a double degree recognized by the Franco-German University.

Entry/Admission requirements

The MA programme is based on a qualified first-level degree (B.A.) in Media and Cultural Studies or in an affine field with a final grade of at least 2,6. Required are 90 subject-specific CP. They should have been earned in the following areas: Sie sollten folgenden Bereichen entstammen:
1. Theory and history of media
2. Theory and history of culture
3. Aesthetic theory or theory and history of perception.

Good knowledge of German and French (at least C1) is required.

Programme content

The four-semester interdisciplinary master's program is both research-oriented and practice-oriented. On the one hand, it is aimed at those who have completed their first degree in media and/or cultural studies or a related field and would like to deepen their knowledge and research. On the other hand, the program is also aimed at prospective students who would like to acquire competencies in the field of transcultural media and cultural work.

The leading questions of the program regard the significance of media for the creation and development of different cultures. How does the media shape the perception of the individual, its way of understanding itself and its perception of others? How does it shape the processes of communication and meaning and how does it shape cultural, social and political institutions? These questions have been combined into study modules.

Programme structure

Programme objectives/Career prospects

Research / Dissertation
Cultural and scientific journalism in print media, radio, television and digital media
Editorial activity
Proofreading for publishers, audiobook publishers, audiovisual publications
Exhibition concept, curatorial activity
Film archives, film festivals, curating film series
Art marketing
Event conception and organization
Public Relations

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
4 Semesters
Language of instruction:
German (partially: French and English)
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
August 15th (each year)
Closing date for enrolment:
September 30 (each year)
Closing date for re-registration:
15/01/2024 - 15/02/2024
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maren Butte

Institut for Media and Cultural Studies


Phone: +49 211 81-13902


Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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