[artinfo] Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Media Arts Cultures: seeking applications

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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Media Arts Cultures
Accepting applications for 2015

Deadline for Erasmus+ scholarships: January 1, 2015
Regular deadline for non-EU students: April 2015
Regular deadline for EU students: June 2015


We are pleased to announce the Erasmus Mundus 
Joint Master of Arts degree in Media Arts 
Cultures, organized jointly by Danube University 
Krems (Austria), Aalborg University (Denmark), 
University of Lodz (Poland) and City University 
of Hong Kong (China).

Associated partners: Ars Electronica, DAM, FACT, 
monochrom, Laboratory of Research in Art and 
Techno Science, transmediale, ZKM.

The objective of this Master program is to 
provide education and training for future 
specialists in Media Arts Cultures and prepare 
them for emerging careers in the creative and 
cultural sectors, research and academia.

Students from European or non-European countries 
will study as a group and in individually chosen 
modules on selected topics like Media Cultural 
Heritage, Archiving, Experience Design, Media 
Arts Theory, New Media Aesthetics, Curating & 
Arts Management, or Media Arts Futures. The 
language of instruction is English. As part of 
the program, students will complete an internship 
at one of the consortium's full or associated 
partners and complete a Master's thesis 
supervised by lecturers from the partner 
universities. MediaAC faculty include Ana 
Peraica, Christiane Paul, Erkki Huhtamo, Falk 
Heinrich, Harald Kraemer, Irina Aristarkhova, 
Jane Prophet, Jeffrey Shaw, Lev Manovich, Maciej 
Ozóg, Margit Rosen, Morten Sondergaard, Oliver 
Grau, Ryszard W. Kluszczyzski, Sean Cubitt, Wendy 
Coones and many others.

Media Arts Cultures is a mobility program, 
enabling students to study across Europe and in 
Asia. During the two-year program, each student 
will spend three semesters at three universities, 
and choose among the four in the final semester. 
After completing the program, students will 
receive a Joint Master degree in Media Arts 
Cultures from the universities they have 
attended. The program is 120 ECTS and allows 
graduates to further pursue a PhD within Europe 
or other international higher education regions.

A significant number of the best EU and non-EU 
candidates will be offered Erasmus+ fully funded 
scholarships, including living and travel 
expenses, for the duration of the program. As an 
internationally recognized Erasmus Mundus Joint 
Master degree, students accepted into the MediaAC 
program without Erasmus+ scholarships will have 
increased chances of securing funding from 
external-funding sources. Application information 
can be found 

For applicants requesting an Erasmus+ scholarship 
via the MediaAC Consortium the deadline for 
submitting applications is January 1. For 
self-funded/externally-funded applicants the 
deadline for submitting applications is April 
2015 for non-EU students and June 2015 for EU 

This is a new Masters of Arts program funded by 
the European Union and recognized as a European 
Master of Excellence. This distinction is based 
on offering high-quality learning opportunities 
for students in an emerging field and also 
signifies the importance of Media Arts for the 
cultural future of Europe. 

The EU support secured for 2014-2019 enables the 
MediaAC Consortium to concentrate on quality 
enhancements, innovation, excellence and 
internationalization, draw attention to the 
European Higher Education Area, and provide key 
competences and skills to graduates.

For more information on the program, please visit 

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