Media Arts Histories and Media Cultural Heritage


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course will introduce Media Art Histories (MAH) as the background informing current cultural practice and Media Cultural Heritage (MCH) as the starting point of cultural basics and reforms in the arts and media sector, addressing the methodologies to approach Media Arts Cultures research. Courses cover subjects such as computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio art, video games as art, and digital gender theory.

Learning Goals will include the ability to:

1. Advanced ability to operationalize state of the art research methods and in-depth reflection and the ability to use both in research as well as in professional dissemination practices in the field of media culture and media art

2. Expand competence to research and develop new ideas, questions and directions in: the field of Media Art Histories and Media Cultural Heritage

3. Understanding evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from historic examples such as the Laterna Magica of the 17th century to the algorithmic art of recent decades.

4. Use key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology



Name of examMedia Art Histories and Media Cultural Heritage
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Presentation and discussion in seminar style in: “Media Art Histories and Media Cultural Heritage”. : 10%
Development between Presentation and Final Paper during course and general participation: 5%
A written scientific work that is graded on the demonstration of achievement of the learning goals: 85%
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMedia Arts Histories and Media Cultural Heritage
Module codeKAMAC20151
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures at Danube University, Austria
1st. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureOther location
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts in Media Arts Cultures
Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities