Expanded Media (Master's degree)

With the main areas: Expanded Storyworlds, Expanded Sound & Music, Expanded Realities

Semester 3/4 Semester
Winter semester/summer semester


Creating media experiences that have an impact on users' real lives and can bring about real changes is what the English-language Master's programme 'Expanded Media' is all about. The focus of such new, transmedia media architectures is the personal experience: users want to feel personally involved and try to draw personal benefits for their lives from the media experience. In international teams, students develop media offerings that explore this potential. In interdisciplinary media productions, they combine real and media worlds of experience and develop a new media language based on the user/audience experience. In the three study specialisations Expanded Storyworlds, Expanded Sound & Music and Expanded Realities, students are given the opportunity to deepen their preferred strategies with which they want to convey a personally meaningful experience to users. You can find more detailed information about the degree programme on the Expanded Media website.


  • Conception, direction and production of immersive media installations, e.g. for trade fairs, museums or festivals.
  • Script, direction and production of projects with
  • cross-media story worlds, e.g. for TV or advertising
  • Conception and production of complex sound & music projects and products
  • Conception and development of technologies and applications for VR, AR and mixed realities

After a Master's degree, there is the possibility of a doctorate. The central contact point is the Graduate School.


In the first semester, the strategies of different media are brought together on the basis of experience design. The method of design thinking is used for this. In the second semester, innovative strategies and production techniques of the chosen focus are deepened and further developed. The Master's project follows in the third semester. A detailed description of the course content can be found in the module manual (German).


A qualified Bachelor's or Diploma degree (210 CP or 180 CP) in the field of media conception, media design, media production, media development or a related field of study as well as an aptitude test.

Selection is based on the overall grade, practical experience, letter of motivation, exposé and work samples. A good command of English is required. Students with a previous Bachelor's degree with 180 ECTS must complete an 18-week internship during their studies. A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German) and the Admission Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)



Programme Director
Prof. Georg Struck



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