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Facts and Data

  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Arts
  • Language: German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements

Art and Media Studies - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

The master's programme in Art and Media Studies offers students the opportunity to combine approaches from art and image studies with visual culture. This research oriented programme prepares and qualifies students for careers in museums, art galleries, studios, or archives.

Study Design and Contents

This course of studies lasts 4 semesters. Part time study is possible. You will complete 120 credit points in the following areas:
  • theory and history of art and media
  • media theory and media practice
  • the study of images
Elective areas:
  • art appreciation
  • art history
  • consolidation
Professionalisation area: (languages, offers in other subjects, internships, projects, study abroad, etc.), Master's thesis module

Teaching and Learning

Seminars, practice sessions, tutorials, reading courses, excursions, lecture series, and graduate conference opportunities for self organised learning

Reasons for Studying

  • concept for excellent teaching
  • small learning groups
  • diverse opportunities for independent learning
  • great freedom in planning your studies
  • internationally recognised research
  • 'Teaching artists': annually rotating artists as guest lecturers
  • Opportunity to spend an Erasmus semester abroad at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden
  • Opportunities for individual professionalisation modules up to 15 credit points.
  • Internships, study abroad, study assistance (conference organisation, tutorials, etc.) languages, journalistic writing, workshops, self-organised learning forms, choice of classes or modules in other subject areas

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

The master's programme Art and Media Studies prepares students for careers in universities, art colleges, museums, in art dealing, in historical preservation, in publishing and newspapers, and in cultural administration.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Art and Media Studies or in a closely related field worth at least 60 credit points
  • at least 30 credit points for subject-specific and subject-didactical content from the subject art/art studies and/or media/media studies
  • of which the subject-specific content must include at least 15 credit points

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).

International applicants: There are different application procedures

Further Information

General questions: Coordinator for Academics and Teaching:

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