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Information on course of study: Master's Programme Art and Media Studies (Master)
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Numbers and facts

Course of study name: Master's Programme Art and Media Studies (Master)
Duration: 4 Semester
Academic degree: Master of Arts
Language: German
Type of admission:
  • Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester
  • Application/enrolment possible in the summer semester

Orientation and goals

The master's programme in Art and Media Studies offers students the opportunity to combine approaches from art and image studies with visual culture. This research oriented programme prepares and qualifies students for careers in museums, art galleries, studios, or archives.

Course structure and content

This course of studies lasts 4 semesters. Part time study is possible. You will complete 120 credit points in the following areas:
  • theory and history of art and media
  • media theory and media practice
  • the study of images
Elective areas:
  • art appreciation
  • art history
  • consolidation
Professionalisation area: (languages, offers in other subjects, internships, projects, study abroad, etc.), Master's thesis module

Teaching and learning

Seminars, practice sessions, tutorials, reading courses, excursions, lecture series, and graduate conference opportunities for self organised learning

Reasons for studying

  • concept for excellent teaching
  • small learning groups
  • diverse opportunities for independent learning
  • great freedom in planning your studies
  • internationally recognised research
  • 'Teaching artists': annually rotating artists as guest lecturers
  • Opportunity to spend an Erasmus semester abroad at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden
  • Opportunities for individual professionalisation modules up to 15 credit points.
  • Internships, study abroad, study assistance (conference organisation, tutorials, etc.) languages, journalistic writing, workshops, self-organised learning forms, choice of classes or modules in other subject areas

Language skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Art and Media Studies or in a closely related field worth at least 60 credit points
  • at least 30 credit points for subject-specific and subject-didactical content from the subject art/art studies and/or media/media studies
  • of which the subject-specific content must include at least 15 credit points

Application and admission

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).

International applicants: There are different application procedures

Careers and areas of work

The master's programme Art and Media Studies prepares students for careers in universities, art colleges, museums, in art dealing, in historical preservation, in publishing and newspapers, and in cultural administration.

Find out more about the professional field of Cultural Studies (in German).

Your contact persons

  • Academic Examinations Office
  • Contact form for students
  • N., N.
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Vogt, Tobias
  • Paul, Barbara
  • Student representatives of Art and Visual Culture
Questions about studying
  • Beckmann, Antje
  • Griese, Nicole
  • Study and Career Counselling Service

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

Examinations and examiners Weiterführende Informationen Forms
  • Module examination for master's docx
  • Notification of an illness in the examination procedure pdf
  • Application for final thesis pdf
  • Brief Information Art and Media Science (M.A.) (English Version) pdf
  • Allgemeine Informationen für Bewerber*innen mit internationalem Abschluss pdf
  • Spezielle Informationen für Bewerber*innen mit internationalem Bachelorabschluss pdf
  • FAQs für die Masterbewerbung
  • Blankoformular Master pdf
  • What does "Changes to examination regulations" mean for students? pdf