INNOVATION of the Programme:
“Through culture we can promote and strengthen principles and values such as freedom of expression, democracy, tolerance, social justice and mutual respect”, concluded Neven Mimica in Re/Shaping Cultural Policies (UNESCO document from 2015). Future Media Arts Cultures experts must achieve a high level of excellence in skills and competencies for the effective archiving, displaying, documenting, exhibiting, and preserving Media Arts in the 21st century––especially with regard to its complex technical concerns. The Cultural and Creative Sector is internationally multipolar and calls for an innovative Media Arts Cultures programme with a humanistic approach that utilizes the potential of Europe’s talent and social assets in a lifelong learning perspective. With the MediaAC joint master degree, today’s students and tomorrow’s employees are taught the histories, methods, and theories in Media Arts Cultures, in combination with specialist skills in cultural industry, individual creativity, and scientific rigour to best prepare them to work towards a digital horizon in the socio-economic fields related to Media Art.
BENEFITS for Students:
Excellent students from all over the world access a challenging learning and research training experience to become global citizens. They will have access to training, facilities and expertise not available in one academic setting alone and only possible through the consortium cooperation and the inclusion of an unparalleled network. Students benefit from a diversity of approaches and high-quality interaction in the socio-economic environment of Media Arts Cultures. Furthermore, students have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable knowledge and (cultural) skills that significantly enhance their future employability. Committed to a balance between thorough research training and creative practice, MediaAC prepares students to engage in the field directly as well as moving on to the PhD level. The entrepreneurial and innovative mind-set brings positive and long-lasting effects to students that are monitored through methods of quality assurance, such as student evaluation during the programme and graduate surveys.