The seven-semester Bachelor’s degree programme Interactive Media has been set up in an interdisciplinary way and teaches students the broad fundamentals of Design and Computer Science. Topics include 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, Computer Games, Interactive Installations, Navigation Systems, Data Management, Software Development as well as Internet and Mobile Applications. The way the business world and the press respond each year to the publically-held project presentations verifies the importance of our holistic approach. Many of our graduates have founded their own companies or now work in Germany’s important media centres.
In order to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media, the student must possess conceptional, artistic and creative ability, a capacity for logical thinking as well as communication and team-working skills.
Structure of the Interactive Media Bachelor’s Degree Programme
The standard period of study is seven semesters including a practical semester. In the first year of the Bachelor’s degree programme students are taught the fundamental principles of Media Design, Computer Science and Software Development. In their second year they are introduced to interdisciplinary work. They broaden their technical knowledge and use it to solve problems they will face in their future careers. Classes include for example Animation and Network Technology. In the practical semester the students gain professional and relevant experience in a specific line of work. This is supposed to assist the students in choosing their specialisation in the following semester. In the 6th semester students work on complex problems where the fields of Design and Computer Science overlap. A practically orientated project thesis provides topics for the Bachelor thesis which is completed in the 7th semester. The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences supports student exchange programmes in Europe and beyond. We have excellent partnerships with numerous European and non-European institutions. Alongside our partner universities we participate in the European Community Course Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which significantly simplifies the recognition of student achievement.
As a first academic vocational degree, the Bachelor Interactive Media is a good starting point for entry into the working world. The types of occupation which the degree programme is geared to are as diverse as the media landscape itself. The fact that graduates of the previous degree programme Multimedia have gone into many different lines of work confirms that our interdisciplinary approach suits current market conditions. While approx. 30% of our graduates become self-employed, others typically work for agencies, multimedia production companies, publishing houses and software companies.
A Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media. Students are able to continue on to a Master’s degree programme, for example the interdisciplinary M.A Interactive Media Systems, if they complete this degree programme with above-average grades.
The Application Process
Students can start the Bachelor’s degree programme every year in the Winter semester. You can apply from May 2 to June 15 each year. You will be asked to sit an aptitude test to gain admission to the programme. Our Student Advisors can provide you with further information by email.
Student Advisor Interactive Media Prof. Dr. Thomas Rist
Administrative Office for Design Ms. Karin Kiefer
Room L203, Friedberger Straße 2, 86161 Augsburg