Individualized Academic Practices


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to accompany the students’ learning journey conducting research through consecutive steps of the research process. Students implement rigorous research methods used in humanities and social sciences for their individual research plans. They will have opportunities to develop writing and presentation skills. The course consists of units devoted to deeper analysis into epistemology, research objectives, research design, writing a research proposal, research methods (methods of data collection and analysis, interviews, methods of visual and textual analysis), and presenting research results. 
Students utilize the various scientific and artistic methodologies currently practiced within the academic and practical endeavors of the variety of fields that are a part of Media Arts Cultures. The contents of this course are connected to the examples and work of other courses to provide real world application of the elucidated methodologies. Placing the methods and academic practices in context increases the connection to real work and the question-hypothesis-solution process.

Learning objectives


  • Acquire comprehensive understanding of epistemological foundations, research objectives, and methodologies pertinent to the media art and media culture domain, emphasizing both historical and contemporary perspectives.
  • Understand the various scientific and artistic methodologies currently practiced within the expansive spectrum of Media Arts Cultures, linking theories to real-world applications.
  • Familiarize with the specific nuances of academic writing, research design, and the proposal formulation process, especially in the context of humanities and new media studies.


  • Demonstrate the capability to define a high-level research objective, formulate pertinent research questions, and discern the appropriate research methods aligned with the research goals.
  • Apply rigorous research methods from humanities and social sciences, encompassing methods of data collection, analysis, visual and textual analyses, and interviewing techniques.
  • Articulate and critique research findings, ensuring compliance with the standards of good academic practice, while also producing academic papers and multimedia presentations geared toward the Master Thesis.


  • Navigate the comprehensive research process, from conceptualization to the presentation of findings, using the knowledge and skills derived from the Media Arts Cultures domain.
  • Evaluate the suitability of various research methodologies, considering their alignment with specific research objectives and desired outcomes.
  • Exhibit the ability to conduct self-assessments, make informed decisions regarding the future trajectory of a research project, and address learning deficits by reflecting on experiences and refining learning strategies.
  • Enhance the link between academic practices and real-world applications, fostering a deep understanding of the question-hypothesis-solution process within the Media Arts Cultures realm.



Name of examIndividualized Academic Practices
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 titleIndividualized Academic Practices
Module codeKAMAC202415
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