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Media Culture Studies

full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Cultural History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Culture
  • Media Studies
Target group

The Master's degree in Media Culture belongs to the field of media research in Cultural Studies and provides graduates with theoretical, historical and methodological skills in the critical analysis of analogue and digital media cultures. The research-oriented Cultural Studies degree course assumes a reciprocal relationship between culture and media, according to which each culture shapes its media formations and, conversely, all cultural processes are fundamentally formatted by media. In this perspective, the media are not understood as neutral channels of transmission, but rather as active mediators of human relationships to the world, which shape sensory perception, serve to generate, store and process knowledge, and shape social relationships and political public spheres. Media are thus taken into account in their specific logic, that is, in terms of their materiality, operationality and ecology. Based on this broad concept of media, the course imparts theoretical, historiographical and methodological knowledge and trains the students in reflecting on current specialist discourses as well as in socially-wide debates at the connecting points between art, society, science and technology. Embedded in the interdisciplinary structure of the Institute for Film, Theatre, Media and Cultural Studies (FTMK) at the JGU, the degree program also opens up access to interdisciplinary media and cultural theory content and problems. Project modules also enable the conception and implementation of larger thematic formats on current research topics in the interlinking of theory and practice. The four-semester Master's program qualifies students for activities in a wide variety of demanding professional fields with media and / or cultural relevance, such as in film, television and radio editorial offices, in the field of digital media, in museums and archives, in media and cultural policy institutions.

Annotation

The course will be offered for the first time in the winter semester 2020/21 (subject to the approval of the relevant bodies). If the Bachelor degree certificate is not available by the application deadline, but at least 135 credit points can be demonstrated: Submit a certificate of study and examinations and the average grade achieved so far. (This certificate must be issued by the relevant higher education, original or officially authenticated copy). After enrolment, the diploma must be submitted. If the degree was obtained abroad: officially authenticated copy of a certificate of recognition (responsible: Student Service - Admission International).

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Master’s degree in “Media Culture Studies” is proof of a relevant Bachelor’s degree in one of the main courses in Cultural Theatre Film Studies Film Science, Theatre Studies or Cultural Anthropology / Folklore in core or minor subjects or in a comparable subject in media, cultural or social science guidelines with less than 30 CP in media culture studies at a university in Germany or abroad.

Lecture period
  • 24.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 17.04.2023 - 23.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    Participation in the lottery procedure for Master's degree programmes (winter semester 01.08.-31.08; summer semester 01.02.-28.02): www.studium.uni-mainz.de/losverfahren-master Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

    For more information on the application platform, please refer to the current range of Master's degree programmes at .

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

International office

Studierendenservice - Zulassung International
Address
Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis 1, 1. OG
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22525
Fax:
06131 / 39-25548
Email:
incomings@international.uni-mainz.de
Web:
https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/internationales-incoming/

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung, Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis, Eingang 1, 1. OG
Address
Forum universitatis 1
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22122
Fax:
06131 / 39-25004
Email:
zsb@uni-mainz.de
Web:
http://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/zsb

Graduate contact

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz FB05 - Philosophie und Philologie Institut für Film-, Theater-, Medien- und Kulturwissenschaft

Franziska Reichenbecher, M.A.