Foundations of Media Arts Cultures in Context


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module serves as an introduction to Media Arts Cultures, offering foundational knowledge and skills that enable students to better understand and act on the most important questions in the field. It situates new media practices in the historical contexts, provides an overview of (new) media theories and science & technology studies, and discusses the most important terms and concepts.  Foundational knowledge and skills that enable students to better understand and act on the most important questions in Media Arts Cultures, like: interactivity, curating & exhibition development, experience design, game culture, arts & networks, electronic literature & digital storytelling, transdisciplinary art & science practice, science & technology studies, as well as Media Arts Cultures mediation, preservation, and management.

Learning objectives


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the historical, institutional, and societal contexts that shaped media art and culture.
  • Familiarize oneself with the progression and evolution of media arts cultures, inclusive of new media practices, theories, and technological advancements.
  • Understand the role and implications of digital and post-digital technologies and tools in artistic creation and how they have driven changes in media arts cultures.


  • Demonstrate the ability to operationalize foundational knowledge in media arts cultures for analyzing and interpreting new media art phenomena.
  • Develop and articulate critical discourses on media arts and culture, focusing on key terms, concepts, and the implications of evolving technologies.
  • Enhance academic writing skills, allowing for critical analyses and reflections on new media arts, its practices, and the challenges it faces in contemporary settings.
  • Evaluate the challenges and opportunities presented by the advancement of new media technologies and their impact on contemporary art and culture.


  • Reflect critically on the implications of technological developments on contemporary art and culture, emphasizing their evolution and transformative power.
  • Navigate and position oneself within the broad spectrum of Media Arts Cultures, understanding key elements like interactivity, curating, exhibition development, and more.
  • Investigate and critically appraise the roles, challenges, and opportunities of new media technology in modern art and culture, underlining the importance of adaptability and foresight in this ever-evolving field.



Name of examFoundations of Media Arts Cultures in Context
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
- Students notes
- Syllabus
- Relevante subject litterature
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 titleFoundations of Media Arts Cultures in Context
Module codeKAMAC20241
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures at University of Lodz, Poland
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