Approaching Interactive Media Art


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The subject of the module is interactive media art discussed from communicative, sociocultural and creative perspective. The students will gain understanding of the fundamental notions of interactivity, crucial conceptual frameworks and important art and design projects. The course is divided into 8 units – each one is focused on different interaction paradigm: metamedium / interactive system as a medium, social participation, interactive storytelling, game & play, Mixed-reality systems, locative media, databased interaction and evolutionary ecosystems:



Learning objectives


In this module students will acquire knowledge

  • Knowledge of the main perspectives for defining interactive systems and understanding of the main contexts of their place within the area of media and media art research
  • Recognition of the key paradigms of interactive systems design and their correlated patterns, techniques, and strategies
  • Characterisation of the specifics and status of cultural practices of using interactive systems
  • Ability to analyse given strategies for designing interactive media in a historical, discursive and artistic context.


In this module students will acquire skills

  • Ability to find, analyze, critically evaluate, select, use and integrate scientific information on interactive media art using various sources
  • In-depth research skills, including theoretical analysis of interactivity, appropriate selection of research methods and tools, planning of the research process, development and presentation of results
  • Ability to critically analyze and interpret interactive experience systems, identifying important social and cultural implications


In this module students will acquire competencies

  • Conduct self-assessment, understand the need for lifelong learning, organise the learning process of others
  • to design and prioritize tasks required to complete an assignment defined by themselves or others. 
  • to participate in cultural events, especially connected to new phenomena of interactive art.



Name of examApproaching Interactive Media Art
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The students individually prepare and present a multimedia presentation on a chosen topic connected to interactive media art.

The students also write an essay on a chosen topic connected to interactive media art.

The final grade is based on the evaluation of the presentation (50%) and the evaluation of
quality of the essay (50%).
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 titleApproaching Interactive Media Art
Module codeKAMAC201512
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures
3rd 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