Department of Media & Design

Media Design

My Studies

 

1. Semester

Media Design - Explore | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374104 City of Design - Local Networks 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Local agency scene, visiting agencies in Graz and the surrounding area, networking between students and the economy
Language: German/English
Media Design - Explore | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374108 Design & Research 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Language: English/German
Media Design - Explore | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374106 Design Management & Strategic Design 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Tools and role of contemporary design management, how to implement design thinking in companies, application of futore-orented innovative design principles in companies
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374107 Desingning with Code 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Generative and rule based design with contemporary grafic orientated programming languages like processing, jitter etc
Language: English/German
Media Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374105 Marketing and Corporate Identities 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Marketing concepts and strategic planning, branding and brand management, development of a corporate identity on the basis of practical case studies.
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374101 Media Theory 1 SWS 2 ECTS
General media theory with special focus on digital media, detailed overview of the most important media and design theories of modernism, the history of the development of communication theories, contemporary references. Overview of media theories of the last 30 years, especially focussing on postmodern theory construction.
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374102 Narratives and Dramaturgy 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Dramaturgy of analogue and digital media, time-based and static.
Language: German
Media Design - Explore | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374103 Psychology of Perception 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basics of the psychology of perception and the physiology of the sensory system.
Language: English
Elective Subjects:
Elective Subjects | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374122 3D Media Design 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Planning and prototypical development of their own concepts in 3D Media Design. The emphasis lies on 3D authoring tools combined with projection/visualisation techniques.
Language: English
Elective Subjects | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374125 Audio Production and Postproduction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Within this course standardized audio recording techniques as well as mastering audio for music and film production will be treated, whereby the main focus is on the use of digital audio effects, synchronization of audio equipment, multi-channel environments and metering audio. Practical tests and implementation of concepts will be examined on existing multi-channel procjects.
Elective Subjects | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374123 Screendesign 1 SWS 2 ECTS
theorie and practice of screendesign, visual aesthetics and displays.
Language English/German
Elective Subjects | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374124 Sound and Communication 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamentals of sound and sound propagation, selected chapters of music acoustics, fundamentals of sound perception (relationship of sound event and auditory event), chain of acoustic communication - selected aspects, sound quality, acoustical semantics and speech
Elective Subjects | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374121 User Experience Design 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Development of interaction and interface concepts, content oriented design, development of prototypical solutions.
Language: English
Field Media Design:
Media Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374113 Design & Research 1 (MED) 1 SWS 4 ECTS
Based on the lectures students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters.
Language: English/German
Media Design - Explore | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180374114 Project Work 1 – Explore (MED) 5 SWS 8 ECTS
Realisation of projects combining various media and synergetically using different technologies. In the project works different production processes are implemented in a practical division of labour. In the first project work emphasis lies on the experimental research of up-to-date scenarios and products in mediadesign, which have to be finalised with a demonstrator or mock-up. Main focus is put on the development of an innovative and visionary idea.
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374112 Video Production and Postproduction 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Specific tasks concerning video production techniques: light and recording techniques, post-production, production of short video features.
Language: English

2. Semester

Business and Management - Experiment | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374203 Leadership Lectures 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Leadership and management qualities looking at selected examples. Seminars held by managers of agencies , heads of public relations and designers.
Language: English
Business and Management - Experiment | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374204 Project Management 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Basics of professional project management
Language: German
Excursions | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374205 Excursion 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Analysis and critical survey of internationally relevant examples of design agencies and similar businesses. Visiting design agencies and other relevant institutions.
Language: English
Research and Discourse - Experiment | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374202 Design & Research 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Research and Discourse - Experiment | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374201 International Design Discourse 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Current design trends are being discussed on the basis of case studies and web as well as blog entries. Students should develop critical abilities and communication skills.
Language: English
Field Media Design:
Media Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374214 Design & Research 2 (MED) 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Based on the first semester the students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters.
Language English/German
Media Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374211 Dynamic Media 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Experimental visual design on the basis of an associative task with emphasis on data visualisation and presentation of complex variable datasets.
Language: English
Media Design - Experiment | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180374215 Project Work 2 - Experiment (MED) 6 SWS 11 ECTS
The knowledge gained in Project Work 1 is being refined in iterative processes, the actual topic is being narrowed down and realised in a fully functioning prototype, in which the experimental component predominates.
Language: English
Media Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374213 Story and Visualisation 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Design and development of storyboards in order to visualise scripts and plan single scenes. Realisation of a script in pictures and concrete design such as perspectives, angle and field sizes.
Language: German
Media Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374212 Video and Animation 1 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Professional audio-visual design of motion pictures using typography, graphic design and 3D tools like Cinema 4D, Blender et al.
Language: English

3. Semester

Research and Discourse - Product | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374304 Design & Research 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Research and Discourse - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374305 Final Crit 1 SWS 2 ECTS
The students' works and the portfolio are subject to feedback given by experts.
Language: English
Research and Discourse - Product | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374302 Future Design Lab 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lecture focussing on experimental design concepts in an interdisciplinary and visionary context are being taught.
Language: English/German
Research and Discourse - Product | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374303 International Design Discourse 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Current design research is being discussed on the basis of literature, case studies and web as well as blog entries. What is Research by Design, how could a creative, scientific work look like?
Language: English
Research and Discourse - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374301 Proseminar Master´s Thesis 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Basics of scientific work, research, documentation, creative techniques.
Language: German
Field Media Design:
Media Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374314 Design & Research 3 (MED) 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Based on the 2nd semesters results the students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Media Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374311 Dynamic Media 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Experimental visual design on the basis of an associative task with emphasis on interactive media design (expanded cinema, gamification, interactive storytelling, interactive environments).
Language: English
Media Design - Product | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180374315 Project Work 3 - Product (MED) 7 SWS 14 ECTS
Based upon the prototype realised in Project Work 2 a realistic product/scenario is being developed. In this process, the students learn how a visionary, innovative idea of an experimental prototype is turned into a marketable product/scenario.
Language: English
Media Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374313 Story and Visualisation 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Development of persuasive and motivational content based on narrative and interactive concepts using digital media. Effectiveness of media-based messages.
Language: Englisch
Media Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374312 Video and Animation 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Design and development of 2D and 3D animation with and without motion tracking technologies. Professional use of respective analogue and digital tools.
Language: English

4. Semester

Master´s Thesis | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 180374402 Master´s Thesis 0 SWS 28 ECTS
Scientific work, supervision of the master thesis.
Master´s Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374401 Seminar for Master´s Thesis 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Preparation of the master thesis, immersing in the topic of the master thesis, discussion of topics.
Language: English