Macromedia University Accreditations and Certifications

Our time, which is shaped by global megatrends such as digitisation, mediatisation and urbanisation, places high demands on all educational institutions. What are the relevant skills that will turn today's young people into successful, creative and responsible designers of tomorrow?

Our university is working hard to find the right answers to this question. In a continuous process characterised by intensive exchange, evaluation and quality assurance, we develop our range of courses every semester.

Accreditations: Proof of quality in German higher education

This complex process corresponds to the requirements of the German accreditation system. As a private university, our range of courses is checked closely and at different levels: with a view to the courses (programme accreditation), the institution (institutional accreditation) and the university's own quality management system (system accreditation). ++ Please find below a description of the forms of accreditation as well as a general overview of the accredited Macromedia courses including all specialisations as a pdf file for download. ++

We welcome the cooperation with the committees of the German accreditation system, as they represent demanding impulses in our own pursuit of cutting-edge, job-related courses in the fields of media management, management, design, film, art, music, drama and fashion.

At the same time, we appreciate what our accreditation symbolises to the outside world. These are seals of quality that offer our interested parties and their families orientation in their search for the right university.

Since July 2019, Macromedia University has been one of the system-accredited private universities in Germany. This was decided by the Accreditation Council following a multi-stage process led by the ZEvA accreditation agency, in which our university has demonstrated the efficiency of its own quality assurance system.

The core questions of system accreditation are: Is the university able to fully and reliably implement defined quality goals? Does it have the necessary committees and processes to subject courses offered to a regular quality check and, if necessary, to initiate improvements? If this level of quality assurance is certified, a university is allowed to accredit its courses itself.

In addition Prof. Dr. Dr. Castulus Kolo: "As a system-accredited university, we can accredit new study programmes ourselves. This enables us to react very quickly to technological innovations or the demands of the job market and to be able to set up relevant study programmes. In the digitally driven, dynamic world of work for which we train, this is an immense advantage."
Macromedia University received institutional accreditation from the Science Council for the first time in 2011 and was reaccredited in 2016 (a five-year cycle). It is currently in the process of re-accreditation, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences holds program accreditations from the external accreditation agencies FIBAA and ZEvA and, since 2019, from its own accreditation bodies.

Programme accreditations confirm the didactic and content quality of the courses. The entire course of study is examined, from the study objectives to their relation to the content, the teaching formats and the forms of examination, at the level of individual modules and for the curriculum as a whole.

It is about the scientific foundation of the teaching, about the studyability, the personnel and material resources and the professional ability of the graduates, and new "employability" - an aspect that is particularly important to us as a University of Applied Sciences. The download file on the right provides information about the program accreditation of all courses offered at Macromedia University including their duration.
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