The Master of Arts (M.A.) study program Design / Media Spaces is a project-based program aimed at graduates who have already completed an artistic, design or media-related university degree course.The multidisciplinary approach of the program is therefore particularly suitable for applicants with a variety of creative abilities and backgrounds: communication designers and media designers, as well as architects, information technologists, stage designers, design managers and media theorists.
In certain circumstances, applications can also be undergraduate students who are approaching the end of their Bachelor degree.
The concept of 'space' and its expression in a variety of media have been a central theme in art and creativity since at least the Renaissance and also forms a central theme in media theory.
Contemporary society offers media artists and media designers working in this field, a vast range of possibilities through which to research and experiment with new, hybrid creative approaches.
When one considers 'media enhanced' spaces, included in this creative discussion are installations, set design, gaming environments, 3D moving images, lighting systems, branded presentations, architecture and interior design, stereoscopy, exhibition and event design. Additionally comes the assessment and conception of virtual and abstract spacial concepts, such as in generative graphics, the depiction of 'data spaces' and the creation of scientific visualisations.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) study program Design / Media Spaces at the BTK considers two overlapping themes - the enhancement of existing physical spaces and the conception of entirely new, abstract spacial experiences. The conception of the program is therefore particularly interdisciplinary and appeals to applicants with various creative competencies and backgrounds.
The three semester Master of Arts (M.A.) study program Design / Media Spaces combines within the first two semesters an interdisciplinary project course, a variety of media and theoretical process seminars selected from a Catalog of Mandatory Electives. During the third semester, students concentrate on their Master of Arts thesis project.
In an increasingly mobile society, in which the concepts of 'space' and 'distance' are being redefined, there is a fundamental development in the framework of communication. Furthermore, this development includes the generation of information, intellectual property and human experiences in the real and virtual worlds, in the public and private realms, in open and closed spaces.
Graduates of the Master of Arts (M.A.) study program Design / Media Spaces will understand how to transform communication within real and virtual spaces into inspiring and sustainable experiences. They use design methods which satisfy the demands of human society for aesthetic communication, social interaction, play and information or gains in knowledge. Furthermore these design methods can be usilised by brands, companies and organisations, providing extensions to their various communications strategies.
Design / Media Spaces graduates can analyse, locate and apply spacial, dynamic and non-linear forms of expression to their spacial concepts. They possess an extensive media competence, which they express in creative as well as technologically ambitious solutions for complex, multi-disciplinary problems. They have outstanding understanding of planning, organisational and production-technical methods and means, with which to successfully implement their projects.
The BTK Master of Arts program Design / Media Spaces provide graduates with the necessary training to work as a successful freelance designer, artist or as an employee taking a leading role in the creative and media industry. The program enhances the skills necessary for graduates to work in and lead interdisciplinary, multi-cultural and international teams.
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