M.Sc. Digital Media Sciences

Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences (Campus Furtwangen) | Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Germany
The Master's Degree Course Computer Science in Media equips you with the New Media knowledge you need to apply your skills in the most diverse professional sectors. Founded on advanced scientific methodology, the curriculum brings together many different proficiencies: expertise in information technology, design, and production of video and audio formats as well as marketing and management.

Description of Digital Media Sciences


In the foundation semester you will study the essentials of the subject areas Media Information Technology, Media Composition and Media Economics. The seminars will also introduce you to the methods of scientific reseach.

The second semester consists of five corresponding modules

  1. Media Economics and Management in Media Companies
  2. Immersive Media
  3. Databases and Information Systems
  4. Information Technology/Techniques
  5. Research Project in one of the modules

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January and July 15
Tuition fee
  • Free (EEA)

78 Euro administration fee

Start date October  2015, March  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
  • English
  • German
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

This program consists of five corresponding modules

Immersive Media

  • Body, Space, Information
  • Perception and Interaction

Information Technology

  • Semantics of Programming Languages
  • Computer Science Theory
  • Advances in Image Processing and Computer Graphics
  • Complex Data Structures

Media and Telecommunication/Databases and IT-Systems

  • Advances in Media-Production
  • Methods of Communication and Media-Delivery
  • Intelligent Information Systems

Media Economics and Management in Media Companies

  • Science in E-Business
  • Digital Products
  • Strategic Management in Media Companies

Science and Research

  • Scientificand Empirical Research Methods
  • Communication and Media Theory
  • Research Projects CSM

Requirements for Digital Media Sciences

  • 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 at least 210 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).
  • The degree has to qualify for a profession and to be related to computer science.
  • Proficiency examination of at least 14 hours per week/21 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) in Computer Science related courses.
  • 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 207 (computer based) is required, In case of German DSH or equivalent.

Work Experience for Digital Media Sciences

No work experience is required.

More Information


The program Digital Media Sciences has been evaluated by ACUIN, an official accredition institution in 2009.

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