[artinfo] First worldwide Master Program in MediaArtHistories -
International Image Studies
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Center for Image Science, Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
petra.gratzl at donau-uni.ac.at
Master in MediaArtHistories (English)
Master in Photography (German)
Master in Image Management (German)
First worldwide Master Program in MediaArtHistories -
International Image Studies parallel to your full-time career
The Center for Images Science/Department for
Applied Cultural Studies of Danube University
Krems will be introducing in November 2006 a
unique study program dealing with questions of
visual history, representation and medial
Master in MediaArtHistories
The MediaArtHistories masters program offered in
English language conveys the most important
developments of contemporary art through a
network of renowned international theorists,
artists and curators like Steve Dietz, Erkki
Huhtamo, Lev Manovich, Christiane Paul, Jens
Hauser, Paul Sermon, Oliver Grau and many others.
This international network, interconnected with
Krems and its University will significantly
enliven the one-of-a-kind scientific
infrastructure composed at Danube University
Krems by the possibility to use the art
historical collections of the monastery Göttweig
and the new databases
At no other place in the world nowadays are media
students given the opportunity to study all image
media and the history of images surrounded by
originals. Key competencies conveyed also include
issues of digital archiving, long time
preservation of collections, conservation, new
strategies of media storage and distribution plus
granting an ideal combination of traditional
knowledge and advanced technology.
Using online databases and other modern aids,
knowledge of computer animation, net art,
interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as
the most recent reflections on nano art, CAVE
installations, augmented reality and wearables
are introduced. Artists and programmers give new
insights into the latest software and interface
developments. “Historical derivations that go far
back into art and media history” says Grau “are
tied in intriguing ways to digital art”. Thus the
Center offers further master courses in the
history of photography, iconography and image
Setting, Location and Technical Facilities
The Center for Image Science (CIS) is situated in
the beautiful landscape of the Wachau, Austria —
a UNESCO World Heritage Site — in the Göttweig
Monastary. The idyllic surroundings, home to
first-class wines and food, with a rich and wide
variety of cultural events, plus facilities for a
wide range of sports, all offer students the
highest quality of life.
Additional resources for students’ use:
- The Göttweig Monastery’s collection of graphic
reproductions, which comprises ca. 30,000 prints.
- The Database for Virtual Art
the largest archive of digital art.
- The specialist library for European art
history, which contains ca. 21,000 volumes.
- The Text and Video Database on media art
- The collection of images and slides with ca.
130,000 original records of European art history.
All courses offered at the Center for Image
Science allow parallel full-time employment.
Individual supervision in small groups creates an
ideal study situation. The courses are structured
in modules and can be combined individually.
Weekly blocks of modules, which combine theory
and praxis, facilitate the acquisition of
integrated knowledge and are supplemented through
competent supervision outside the on-site phases
through e-learning units.
Valuable Experience for future oriented tasks
In almost every field practical and theoretical
knowledge about how images originate, function,
are exploited, their history and their effects is
an essential prerequisite for acquiring image
competence in the digital age. The educational
programs at Danube University Krems offer an
ideal possibility to gain valuable experience and
knowledge in order to face future challenges in
the art, cultural and media sector.
For current information on the course program,
Applications are possible until September 15th 2006.
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