Macromedia University for Media and Communication

Introduction

The Media University


The Macromedia University for Media and Communication (MHMK) was founded in 2006 and is already one of Germany's leading private colleges. The objective of the state-approved university is to educate the media makers of tomorrow who with their well-rounded skills and personality will shape the media landscape of 2020. To that end, the university has employed more than 50 professors and engaged excellent scientists and experts from media companies, universities and communications agencies.

Our mission is the professional and personal success of each individual student. 1,800 students are currently enrolled in the five campuses of Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin.

Facts


The Macromedia University for Media and Communication (MHMK) was founded as a private University of Applied Sciences by decree of the Bavarian State Ministry for Sciences, Research and the Arts from 27/3/2006 pursuant to Art. 108(1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Act (Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz). The courses on offer include four full-time Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) courses and 2 postgraduate Master’s Degree courses. All courses have been accredited by FIBAA or Acquin, leading to the internationally recognised degree of either Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Master of Arts (M.A.).


The university is run by Macromedia GmbH, which was founded in 1993 and specialises in training and further education in the field of media. The founder and director of the company, Herbert Schmid-Eickhoff, is today the President of MHMK. Sabine Terjung is one of the company managers and a member of the University Board. Joachim Scheurer is the Chancellor. Professor Jürgen Faust has been Dean of the Media Faculty since 2008. Macromedia GmbH has offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Osnabrueck, Hamburg and Berlin, where it employs 173 full-time staff and about 400 freelance staff.


A Portrait of MHMK

Since its foundation, the university has grown in the double-digit range. A common didactic philosophy and state-of-the-art technical facilities, including a research laboratory and university radio and television studios, create an excellent and stimulating learning environment. The university has employed 50 professors and engaged excellent scientists and experts from media companies, universities and communications agencies.

Delivering four full-time courses – Media Management, Digital Media Production, Film and Television, and Journalism - with fourteen additional fields of study, MHMK covers the whole spectrum of media.Furthermore, MHMK offers Master’s Degrees courses in Media and Design and Media Management and Communication Management. A research centre for applied Media Research is currently under development.

The teaching programme alternates between theoretical lectures and practical project work. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own educational career at an early stage. From the outset, they are given the opportunity to engage with leading media figures who are linked with MHMK as guest lecturers and project sponsors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Design Management

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Munich Berlin + 2 more

Within the interdisciplinary team, Master’s degree students develop solutions to design problems, be they in relation to strategy design, service design or human-centred design. [+]

Master in Design Management

 

In creative professions, the demand for management knowledge and management qualifications has risen sharply in recent years.

 

The Master’s course in “Design Management” is aimed primarily at talented designers who wish to apply a comprehensive understanding of design to tasks and processes. However, it is different points of view which broaden one’s perspective, creating the fertile soil for true innovation. Therefore applicants from a completely different background are welcome, be they engineers, natural scientists or creative people. During their studies the Master’s degree students learn to think about and analyse management and design together, and make decisions and shape the future.... [-]


Master in Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Berlin + 1 more

Whether as an Editorial Director or a freelance journalist: good writing skills in the digital age are no longer enough to succeed. In the Master programme in Journalism, students are trained not only in journalism, but also develop management and leadership skills [+]

Journalism and management think together:

With the increase in digitalization comes an increase in the complexity of journalistic business models.Whoever wants to take over leadership in journalism must have management skills.

 

Students in the master program in journalism are trained not only in a journalistic way, but also get prepared for management and leadership skills. They acquire basic knowledge of media economics, learn to screen business models, and develop an entrepreneurial spirit. According to the non-consecutive principle of studies, the MHMK Master School’s degree in journalism program is not only limited to those who hold Bachelor degrees in journalism, but to all those interested in working as a journalist. Journalistic applications form an important part of the curriculum and can be strengthened in the optional practical year between the second and third semesters.... [-]


Master in Media and Communication Management

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Berlin Cologne Hamburg Stuttgart Munich + 5 more

This Master's degree is aimed at outstanding graduates from the fields of business administration, communication science or related areas and young professionals from agencies, communications departments, marketing and media companies, who wish to hold technical and management positions. [+]

"Media Management and Communication Management, the title says it all: Students are equipped to efficiently and professionally manage media products and media companies. The needs of the media industry of tomorrow dictates contents: Cross-media skills, entrepreneurship and responsibility.”

- Professor Dr. Dr. Castulus KoloCourse Director of Media Management and Communication Management

 

In the media sector there is a great demand for managers with strategic skills. This is because the successful management of a media business and the development of media products takes an extremely broad knowledge of social trends and developments combined with business management expertise. Decision-makers with sound judgement are in demand. The Master's degree in Media and Communication Management is aimed at outstanding graduates from the fields of business administration, communication science or related areas and young professionals from agencies, communications departments, marketing and media companies, who wish to hold technical and management positions. The course, which takes a firm cross-media approach, develops entrepreneurial thinking and working. All facets of strategic and operational management are combined with a deeper knowledge of business administration, comprehensive project know-how and practical application to case studies. Students are enabled to see media development in the overall context of social change. Graduates are able not only to understand the media but to shape and direct it.... [-]


Master in Open Media

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Munich + 1 more

Whether as an employee in corporate communications, as a freelance designer, entrepreneur or marketing manager of a publishing house: a classical study does not often meet the complex job requirements of the media industry. In a modular Open Media Master programme you therefore have the opportunity to put together your individual study according to your specific requirements [+]

Design your own curriculum: Whether as an employee in corporate communications, as a freelance designer, entrepreneur or marketing manager of a publishing house: a classic study is sometimes not adequate to meet the complex requirements of the professional media industry. In the modular master program Open Media students have the opportunity to put together their studies individually according to their specific requirements. They are based on a few core modules in which they train their scientific and methodological expertise to develop basic management skills and broaden their knowledge of media law and economics. Based on this, students select the areas of Design, Journalism, and Management courses relevant to them. The master's program Open Media has a strong international focus. A majority of the courses will be in English and the students work in interdisciplinary projects to deal with international issues. According to the non-consecutive principle of studies, the MHMK Master School’s degree in Open Media program is not only limited to those who hold Bachelor degrees in media related fields, but to all those interested parties of any fields, who bring first-hand professional experience in the media industry. Flexible lecture hours and part-time studies are possible due to the low amount of required portions. ... [-]


Contact
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MHMK Munich - Macromedia University for Media and Communication
Gollierstraße 4

Munich, Bavaria, 80339 DE
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MHMK Hamburg - Macromedia University
for Media and Communication
Gertrudenstraße 3

Hamburg, 20095 DE
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MHMK Berlin - Macromedia University
for Media and Communication
M33 Höfe
Mehringdamm 33

Berlin, Berlin Region, 10961 DE
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MHMK Stuttgart
MHMK, Macromedia University for Media and Communication
Naststraße 11

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg , 70376 DE
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MHMK Cologne

MHMK, Macromedia University for Media and Communication
Richmodstr. 10

Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia, 50667 DE
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MHMK Milan - Macromedia University for Media and Communication
Via Cerva 24

Milan, 20122 IT