Computer Science in Media, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English, German
The masters degree in Computer Science in Media from Furtwangen University (Campus Furtwangen) is a postgraduate degree for graduates with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science in Media or similar. The focus of the programme is on advanced computer science in media, media programming, digital image processing and computer graphics, as well as media production and media content transfer. Courses in games development and interactive design are also offered.


10 good reasons to study Computer Science in Media at Furtwangen University (Campus Furtwangen)
  • Reputable university with many years of experience in teaching Computer Science in Media (since 1990)
  • Hands-on programme graduates have all-round expertise in computer science, media technology and the production of various media formats
  • Development of theoretical, practical and soft skills
  • Team-oriented learning and research in projects
  • Small groups and personal support
  • High-tech media lab facilities and equipment
  • Close collaboration between teaching and faculty research projects
  • PhD opportunities
  • Opportunities to gain credits abroad through university affiliations
  • First-class career perspectives



The programme Computer Science in Media has been evaluated by ACQUIN, an official accreditation institution.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of the following modules:

Advanced Computer Science

  • Semantics of Programming Languages

Interaction Design

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interface Design
  • Perception and Interaction

Media Production and Telecommunication

  • Advances in Media-Production
  • Methods of Communication and Media-Delivery

Image Processing and Computer Graphics

Advanced Media Programming

  • Complex Data Structures
  • Software Development in Gaming and Entertainment

Game Development

  • Game Design
  • Game Production

Science and Research

  • Scientific and Empirical Research Methods
  • Communication and Media Theory
  • Research Projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Winter semester
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • German university entrance qualification or foreign equivalent: First academic degree (Bachelor, Master, Magister, Diploma or equivalent) after a minimum of 3 years full-time studies and 210 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 180 ECTS may also be accepted. In these cases, the remaining 30 ECTS will be made up during the first two semesters of the Master Course.
  • The degree has to qualify for a profession and to be related to computer science.
  • Additional aptitude for the course: Very good command of the two course languages English and German. In case of English a TOEFL score of at least 76 (internet based) is required, in case of German TDN 4 (TestDaF Level 4) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 120 International
  • EUR 120 EU/EEA


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