M.Sc. Computer Science in Media

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR120 Semester (EEA)
  • English, German (IELTS accepted)
Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences (Campus Furtwangen) | Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Germany
The master’s degree in Computer Science in Media 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.

Description of Computer Science in Media


10 good reasons to study Computer Science in Media

  • 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

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 120 Semester (EEA)
Start date October  2015 Winter semester
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
  • Partially taught in English
  • Partially taught in German
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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

Requirements for Computer Science in Media

* 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.

Work Experience for Computer Science in Media

No work experience is required.

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

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