Facts


Academic Degree Master of Arts
Duration of Study 3 Semesters for applicants with 210 ECTS
3 Semesters plus 1 Pre Semester Course for applicants with 180 ECTS
Starting Winter Term, 1st october (Pre-Semester)
Summer Term 15th march (MA-Programme)
Location Campus Munich | Campus Berlin | Campus Milan
Language English
Requirements for Admission University/B.A. degree with at least 180 ECTS and an average grade of at least 2.5, TOEFL test (at least 81 out of 120 points) or IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9); equivalent qualifications may also be accepted, as applicable, curriculum vitae – signed personally, letter of recommendation (by your lecturer or employer), personal motivation statement, personal interview with a selection panel/skype interview for international students
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Media and Design M.A.


Creating Innovation: In creative professions, the demand for management knowledge and management qualifications has risen sharply in recent years. The Master’s course in Media and Design is aimed primarily at 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, they analyse, design and implement, in short, they foster innovations through “Design Thinking”. Design Thinking describes a method to create innovative solutions and solve complex problems. Basically, it is a systematic creative process. Key ingredients are optimism and empathy, experimentation and holistic thinking. 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.

Students chosing the Media Design stream can further specialize in the following areas:

  • Design Management
  • Media Design
  • Service Design
  • Strategic Design
  • Creative Direction
  • International Design
  • Postproduction
  • Animation

Semester Overview


MODULES IN TERM 1
Management Management Theory & Corporate Governance, Ethics, Responsibility
Economics and Law Media Economics & Media Law
Communication Science Theories of Communication & Communication Psychology
Design 1 Design Research Methods & Examples of Interdisciplinary Practice
Interdisciplinary Project Project work based on practice and theory
 
MODULES IN TERM 2
Empirical Social Research Statistics & Media Research
Project Management Practical and Theoretical Fundamentals of Project Management & Project Controlling
Design Practice 2 Design Methods, Design Models & Theory
Design 2 Design of Linear Models & Interactive Design
Focus Project Project work based on practice and theory
 
MODULES IN TERM 3
Human Resource Management Human Resource Management, Leadership & Self-Management
Design 3 User Experience Design & Design Systems
Master’s thesis Scientific paper

Partners


Christiane Schulz
Managing Partner and member of the Executive Board, KetchumPleon GmbH

“We’ve already had several interns from MHMK and have always been very happy with them. The students have demonstrated a sound knowledge of fundamentals, have been highly motivated, and easy to integrate into day-to-day work. We look forward to further applications from MHMK students.”

 
 


Our study programmes

Bachelor Master

Management B.A.
Innovation Management GER
International Management ENG
International Management GER
SME Management GER
Logistics GER
Marketing Management ENG
Marketingmanagement GER
Retail Services ENG
Service Management GER
Business Psychology GER

Media and Communication Design B.A.
Animation GER
Game Design GER
Interaction Design GER
Media and Communication Design ENG
Media Design ENG
Media Design GER
Media and Communication Design ENG

Media Management B.A.
Design Management ENG
Design Management GER
Digital Media Management GER
Entertainment Management GER
Culture and Creative Industries GER
Brand Management and Advertising GER
Media and Communication Management ENG
Media and Communication Management GER
Media and Advertising Psychology GER
Music Management GER
PR and Communication Management GER
Sports and Event Management GER
TV Management GER
Media and Communication Management ENG

Film and Television B.A.
Screenplay GER
Filmsound GER
Cinematography GER
Postproduction GER
Production GER
Directing GER
Visual Effects GER
Commercial Film GER

Journalism B.A.
General Journalism GER
Journalism GER
Arts Journalism GER
Political Journalism GER
Sports Journalism GER

Master Pre Semester Course ENG

Journalism M.A. ENG

Media and Communication Management M.A. ENG

Media and Design M.A. ENG

Students


“I was searching for English programmes in different countries and cities. I like at MHMK Master School that you can acquire really broad skills about design, and not only about design but also management. You can get this big branch of important knowledge like how to work in a team which is very important in our field or how to do research. I think that at MHMK Master School you can acquire totally new knowledge as well as increase your current knowledge.” Daria S., Media and Design M.A.

Projects

Project petitpetit (PTPT) User-centered Design for ExB Communication Systems GmbH
BASF – “We Create Chemistry World Tour”
Human-Centered Design for the Münchner Kammerspiele
Explaining Service Design at a party
 

Lecturers



MOOC - Design Thinking


The Macromedia MOOC Design Thinking is about understanding and implementing the methodology of Design Thinking. It links theoretical frames with practice. Week by week we invite you to meet academics and professionals, who are using Design Thinking in the creative industries as well as in management in order to solve problems of great complexity. More than 30,000 designers and non-designers have already participated worldwide. Read more about the MOOC story >.

The Macromedia MOOC Design Thinking will start again in autumn 2014.
Please stay tuned for further information of sign up for our MOOC-newsletter here >