M.Sc. Computer Science in Media

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR120 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR120 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, German ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Furtwangen, Germany
The master’s 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

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR120 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR120 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
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


  • 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.

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

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Furtwangen University

Furtwangen, Germany

Germany Over its more than 160 year history, from its roots in the State Clockmaker School in the Black Forest, to the well-respected, internationally-oriented educational institution of today, Furtwangen University has always placed a high value on both practical applications and innovation. The outstanding quality of its degree programmes, closely combining theory and practice, its wide-ranging research activities and its distinctly global outlook with over 150 partners around the world, make HFU the ideal stepping stone in a successful career. The degree programmes offered cater for the demands of the modern workplace and include, besides more traditional courses, a range of unique courses which are customised to the needs of a changing society. The warm atmosphere of the campuses and close personal contact with teaching and administrative staff are conducive to study, while the wonderful natural surroundings of the area offer many opportunities for relaxation. The first-class infrastructure and central location i

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