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.
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.
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