Individualization of Media Arts Cultures Contexts


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Centered around the spiraling core curricula, during the third semester students define their own learning path for individualized engagement within the contexts of the Media Arts Cultures field to be a part of reforms in the media oriented creative and cultural sector. Specific content to be included is determined through an emergent process in the first year and based on the directions of the learning journeys of students. 
This module is directed towards individualized knowledge and skills that enable students to better understand and act in 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. 
It follows up and builds upon on topics from the Immersive Professional Experiences of media art writing and publication, curatorial and mediation practices, tangible media, sound studies, documenting/ conserving/ archiving, as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio art, telematic and genetic art.

Learning objectives


  • Acquire advanced insights into the evolution, paradigms, and practices informing emerging genres in the use of digital and post-digital technologies in artistic and cultural undertakings, with an emphasis on Media Arts Cultures.
  • Understand the historical and institutional contexts that shape media art and culture, delving deep into the evolution and intricacies of media arts cultures, from the core curricula to newer reflections like nano art, bio art, and telematic and genetic art.
  • Recognize and integrate categories, theories, and concepts pivotal to the interpretation and application of media arts cultures in a variety of contemporary settings.


  • Apply and operationalize an advanced knowledge of media arts cultures to critically analyse, interpret, and respond to diverse phenomena in new media arts, specifically within interactivity, curating, game culture, and various emerging genres.
  • Develop a nuanced critical discourse on new media arts, informed by the challenges and possibilities emerging from the rapid development of new media technologies.
  • Write and communicate with depth and clarity on the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of new media arts and cultures, emphasizing their significance and potential in societal contexts.


  • Analyse the needs and assumptions of international Media Arts Cultures audiences, identifying and responding to new patterns and paradigms in international cultural institutionalization.
  • Critically assess the multifaceted impact of new media technologies on contemporary art and culture, synthesizing knowledge to evaluate challenges and to formulate innovative solutions.
  • Develop and champion individual theories and perspectives on the roles, opportunities, and challenges posed by new media technology in the evolving landscape of contemporary art and culture.



Name of examIndividualization of Media Arts Cultures Contexts
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
- Students notes
- Syllabus
- Relevante subject literature
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 titleIndividualization of Media Arts Cultures Contexts
Module codeKAMAC202413
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
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