Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

MediaAC students have a compulsory element of individualized professional practice in their curriculum. During internships, students work in institutions related to Media, Arts, and Culture at placements provided by MediaAC Associated Partners or other pre-arranged organisations, and may also propose their own ideas for their internship placement. The internships give students practical insights into contemporary themes they’ve encountered during their studies. Furthermore, students will get insights into practice in the field and make valuable contacts for increasing their future employment perspectives. 

Learning objectives


  • Gain insights into the operations, sequencing, and internal perspectives of institutions related to Media, Arts, and Culture.
  • Understand the alignment of projects, research, and events based on the expectations and dynamics of the Media Arts Culture sector.
  • Familiarize with key concepts, terminology, and the prevailing praxis within the field, enhancing the analytical depth acquired during theoretical studies.


  • Develop the capacity to transfer theoretical knowledge from academic studies to real-world practice, particularly in the context of internships.
  • Engage in praxis experiences to identify and refine personal career interests, merging the theoretical insights from the program with hands-on exposure.
  • Apply the skills of conceptualization and creation to group projects, ensuring relevance and alignment with current industry demands.


  • Demonstrate emerging professional capabilities in an authentic workplace setting, contributing to and learning from real-world projects.
  • Establish, evaluate, and negotiate individual learning objectives during the internship, ensuring alignment with academic and professional goals.
  • Reflect critically on the experiences and learnings during the internship, using these insights as a foundation for the second year and potential master thesis topics.
  • Synthesize and articulate academic reflections derived from practical experiences, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and setting a strong foundation for future research or master's thesis endeavors.



Name of examInternship
Type of exam
Written 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 titleInternship
Module codeKAMAC20249
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