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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

International Media Cultural Work

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Art Studies, Art Pedagogy, Media Studies, Journalism
English only
Summer semester:  01 Dec/01 Feb
Winter semester:  01 Jul/01 Sep
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the fields of digital media, media culture, or media pedagogy. Applicants with a degree in media-related fields (e.g., media design, media informatics, and technology, media management, journalism) or other related fields (e.g., cultural management, social pedagogy, social work, design, art history, musicology) will be checked for eligibility, as will those applicants with a grade point average below 1.9 (or German standard equivalent).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants with a 7-semester undergraduate or a graduate degree, study 3 semesters; while candidates with a 6-semester bachelor’s degree must complete an internship before their final master project.

GPA Rate 1.90

Language Requirements

Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
There is no need for a TOEFL, IELTS, or another English test. You have to prove your language capabilities by submitting well formulated and authentic documents in English as described by the admission requirements. Please note that you might not be able to follow the classes successfully if your English is not up to standard. It is therefore in your own interest to apply only if you have a good command of the English language in speech and writing.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

The following documents are to be submitted with the application:

  1. The certificate of graduation from the previous course of study or alternatively a temporary certificate and, for degrees not awarded by Hochschule Darmstadt, also the diploma supplement or a comparable record of the program content.
  2. A complete CV in table form and in English.
  3. A personal statement in English, which substantiates the personal interest in this master’s program (max. 1800 char. incl. spaces).
  4. A brief exposé about a project in the announced field of research and development (max. 1800 char. incl. spaces) in English.
  5. If available, a record of practical experience (employers’ references, recommendation letters, awards, and prizes).

The documents pertaining to items 1 to 5 must be submitted completely. If they have not been submitted by the application deadline, the application will not be considered for admission.



Application procedure for international applicants.

Please send the following documents - officially authenticated copies and sworn translations - to:

Hochschule Darmstadt
c/o uni-assist e. V.
11507 Berlin

  1. Your school leaving certificate. Normally a completed bachelor’s degree is sufficient; however, there are many cases where a secondary school certificate will still play an important role in the evaluation of your entitlement to study in Germany. It is impossible to tell in advance if your secondary school certificate will be required, this can only be determined during the application process. If the secondary school certificate is missing from your application, your application will be rejected.
  2. Your bachelor’s degree in a related subject from a recognized university. 'Recognized' means that the university must be accredited according to the laws and regulations of the country in which it is based.
  3. The transcript of records/diploma supplement for all study years (precondition is a full-time study program).
  4. Copy of your passport.

Additional documents to submit:

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae (table form) in English.
  2. A personal statement in English, which substantiates the personal interest in this master’s program (max. 1,800 char. incl. spaces).
  3. A brief exposé about a project in the targeted field of research and development (max. 1,800 char. Incl. spaces) in English.
  4. If available, a record of practical experience (employers’ references, recommendation letters, awards, and prizes).

If all application documents are complete, the documents will be forwarded to the Faculty of Media.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website