About us

Developments in our society follow the rhythm of technological progress, between the cornerstones of globalization and mediatization.

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences follows these developments in its capacity as a university and conceives itself as a place for reflecting on all aspects of media society. Our courses of study cover the broad spectrum of modern media careers, from management and content jobs such as journalism, to the creative fields of design, gaming and film and television. Our teaching is informed by the core idea of training students to the highest level professionally, but also giving them individual support in their personal development.

With about 70 professorships and over 2000 students in all five media centres of Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Hamburg, and Berlin, the university trains the next generation of media talent for an international media society.

The graduate and postgraduate school for media and communication has state accreditation from the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and Arts, and is also accredited in locations across Germany: Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Berlin. Graduates of receive a Bavarian university degree.

The Media School trains personalities who can operate in a global market and work in transnational and transcultural projects. The international orientation is therefore promoted on two levels: through intercultural exchange and projects in teaching and research. International projects and case studies encountered by students as they study show how global standards become established on a regional level. A TV format, for example, or a video game, work differently in Japan than in Germany.

The students supplement these experiences by spending time overseas during their studies or their practical semester, in order to gain ‘tacit knowledge’ on the ground, at a partner institution or in an overseas business.

As an international university, in keeping with the core idea of the ‘5-continent university’, we maintain a close network of renowned partner universities worldwide.

In the five Bachelor’s programmes, Film and Television, Journalism, Media Management, Media and Communication Design and Management, the university offers vocational qualifications in a total of more than twenty fields of study. These cover the whole spectrum of media. We also offer several courses of study taught entirely in English: the B.A. programs of Media and Communication Management, Media Design, Design Management, International Management.

Part-time study for working professionals is so far available in two fields of study in the Bachelor’s programmes, and will be implemented in further subjects in accordance with Bologna 2020.

The English-language Master School offers various Master’s programmes.

All courses of study are tested and certified by the accreditation agency FIBAA.

In order to offer students a close interlinking of theory and practice, the university has appointed scholars and experts from media businesses, universities and communications agencies to fill its professorships (which number about 80). The non-professorial academic staff is also under constant development and expansion. In the different courses of studies, students receive highly individualized support as they acquire theoretical subject knowledge and develop their social and creative personalities.

Macromedia University had its origins in the Macromedia Akademie, a specialist in media-related basic and advanced training with 15 years of experience (ten of those years in the area of university study) and more than 20,000 course graduates. The university’s trustee company, Macromedia GmbH, was founded in 1993. Since 2013 Macromedia is a part of the international education network “Galileo Global Education”.

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  • Munich +49 89 544151-0
  • Stuttgart +49 711 280738-0
  • Cologne +49 221 31082-0
  • Hamburg +49 40 3003089-0
  • Berlin +49 30 2021512-0
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Hochschule Macromedia
University of Applied Sciences

Tiziana Ziesing
Central Student Advisory Service

Sandstraße 9
80335 Munich