MA Digital Narratives

Shaping stories for the digital society

The MA Digital Narratives program offers dedicated media and cultural professionals an opportunity to critically engage and creatively experiment with storytelling and production techniques for digital media, with a special focus on immersive technologies.

The program combines academic and practical work in order to provide participants with the necessary tools to pursue careers in a field characterized by ongoing transformations as a result of rapid technological developments.

Students explore creative processes within dramaturgy and design, and deal with current theoretical debates and critical discourses in the fields of media and cultural studies. During the program students develop their own master’s project with an allocated budget, which is part of their MA Thesis.

Students will study and practice creative development and agile production methods for digital productions that will enable them to conceptualize, design and lead innovative and immersive narrative projects for digital platforms and genres such as XR, web series, apps, interactive graphic novels, immersive installations – to name a few.

The program invites media and cultural professionals to question the affordances and limits of digital technologies while engaging with current social issues and developing their own artistic practice. The MA program also prepares students for practice- and arts-based doctoral studies.

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Language: English
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
Admission: every two years
Next start of studies: September 2022 (Winter semester)
Next application deadline: May 31, 2022
Type: blended learning
Lecture periods per semester:
1st semester: 12 weeks (6 weeks in person / 6 weeks online);
2nd semester: 12 weeks (6 weeks in person / 6 weeks online);
3rd Semester: 8 weeks (4 weeks in person / 4 weeks online);
4th semester: 3 weeks (2 weeks in person / 1 week online)
Lecture and self-study periods for the WS 22/23:
Lecture period: 19.09.22 – 03.02.23
Self-study: 04.02.23-19.03.23

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MA Digital Narratives is being restructured as a blended learning program in order to accomodate for the special needs we have identified in the past two years.

You can download the application documents here.

+++ Scholarship opportunity for 1 student from Ukraine affected by war +++

At the MA Digital Narratives, the regular application deadline has passed. We have since selected a robust and diverse cohort, with one spot left to be filled. 
We are pleased to offer a full graduate study opportunity with full tuition scholarship for 1 student from Ukraine who is affected by the current war. The spot is exempt from study fees for the entire duration of the MA. All other application requirements apply.

Application deadline: August 5, 2022
Interview via Zoom: August 9, 2022
Start of program: September 2022

Our study programs are academically accredited by the accreditation agency AQAS – Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e. V.
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The Master’s program Digital Narratives starts every two years in the winter semester.
The application procedure consists of submitting the application documents. Candidates’ applications are reviewed by a committee and shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview. The selection committee then invites selected applicants to participate in the program.

Application documents: Please download the application details here.

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