Field trip to ZKM Karlsruhe, talk with Peter Weibel, winter semester 2019/20. Photo: Jakob Hütter

Information on the diploma degree programme MEDIA ARTS

General information

DIGITAL ARTS is taught as a major within the diploma degree programme MEDIA ARTS. Duration: 8 semesters.

After successfully presenting the diploma project to an examination board, the academic degree of Magister/Magistra of Arts, abbreviated to ‘’, is awarded.

Admission requirements:

Admission as a regular student:
1) completion of the 17th year of age
2) entrance exam

Contact and information:
ph. +43 1 71133 2640

Administrative information

The department of student and academic affairs provides administrative information about enrollment after passing the entrance exam, information concerning immigration formalities and residence permits for foreign students, as well as information regarding study fees. Student and Academic Affairs, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, ph. +43 1 771 33 2068,

Diploma Degree Programme Media Arts Curriculum

Study information DIGITAL ARTS

Qualification profile

The major of DIGITAL ARTS aims at the development of an artistic research methodology and the appropriate knowledge competences enabling graduates to take on the necessary societal functions of critical, innovative, and experimental research in an information society contingent on digital code.

Qualifications conveyed:

Graduates are able to artistically engage with the computer as a medium and its intrinsic specific qualities and opportunities for an artistic conception and realization of electronic spheres of action of artistic and dispersed art practice. They acquire:

− technical, theoretical, artistic methodological and scientific prerequisites for artistic experimental creations in the area of electronic media
− the ability to independently work on artistic concepts, the skills for part work and interdisciplinary planning, realization, presentation, and distribution of digital objects
− the ability for joined-up, as well as interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary thinking
− historical and methodological knowledge in respect of the artistic engagement with technical media, particularly the machine-aided and machine-manipulated image and sound processing
− reflective ability and insight into the methodological, theoretic-scientific, and historical coherences and interactions of media technology, art, culture, science, economy and politics