[WebCultures] Call for applications - Media Arts Cultures Joint Master - 19 full Scholarships

Wendy Coones Wendy.Coones at donau-uni.ac.at
Wed Nov 21 18:26:43 CET 2018

Dear Colleagues,
We would be grateful if you could communicate this program and the
possibility to apply for fully-funded scholarships with emerging
scholars and practitioners in the field. All countries are eligible to


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
Erasmus+ - European Master of Excellence
19 full Scholarships

Call for 2019 applications deadline January 6, 2019
With support for the MediaAC 2014-2019 program extended to 3.7 million
Euro, the European master of excellence program “Media Arts Cultures –
Media AC” will broaden in 2019-2024. This distinctive award is based on
offering high-quality international learning opportunities for students
in an emerging field and also affirms the importance of Media Art
research and practice for the cultural and educational future of


Media Arts Cultures is organized jointly by: 
Danube University Krems (Austria, lead)
Aalborg University (Denmark)
University of Lodz (Poland) and
Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore).

Associated Partners: Archive of Digital Art, Ars Electronica Linz,
ArtSciMuseum, DAM, Europeana, FACT, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Instrument
Inventors Initiative, imai, Impakt Festival, MOCAK, monochrome, Neural
Magazine, SPEKTRUM, WRO Art Center, ZKM

The language of instruction is English and includes taught semesters,
internship, and master thesis supervised by lecturers from the partner
MediaAC faculty include: Andreas Broeckmann, Wendy Coones, Palle
Dahlstedt, Steven Dixon, Oliver Grau, Jens Hauser, Elizabeth Jochum,
Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, Wolfgang Muench, Maciej Ożóg, Christiane Paul,
Ana Peraica, Katarzyna Prajzner, Jeffrey Shaw, Morten Søndergaard,
Audrey Wong and many others.

Media Arts Cultures is a 2-year mobility program, enabling students to
study across Europe and in Asia. Students spend three semesters at
different universities, complete an internship at a Consortium
Associated Partner, and write a Master Thesis at the best-suited partner
during the final semester. Upon completion, students receive a 120 ECTS
joint master degree in Media Arts Cultures from three universities
allowing graduates to further pursue a PhD within Europe or other
international higher education regions.

Each year, 19 of the best EU and non-EU candidates will be offered
Erasmus+ fully-funded scholarships for the duration of the program.
Other funding from the MediaAC Consortium and external-sources are also

The MediaAC Consortium invites dedicated and energetic applicants from
all countries and all relevant fields of study or experience to apply.


MediaAC is one of the few culture-centered Erasmus Mundus programs, and
the only program connecting culture to the digital arts. Digital media
art plays a major role at international festivals and in contemporary
culture. But, in part due to the obsolescence of presentation equipment
and storage formats, media art has not yet fully arrived in archives and
museums. The collection, exhibition and conservation strategies of
digital art, as well as their mediation, are necessary for the
modernization of art institutions.

The joint Master of Arts MediaAC aims to generate a better
understanding of the image revolution. It addresses the needs of the
evolving fields related to the futures and histories of Media Art.
MediaAC provides 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. 

Selected topics like Media Cultural Histories & Heritage, Archiving,
Experience Design, Media Arts Theory, New Media Aesthetics, Curating &
Arts Management, or Media Arts Futures provides students both
internationally-advanced theoretical as well as practical knowledge in
the Media Arts, through a singular combination of pedagogical foci,
trans-disciplinary approaches, and critical thinking in connection to
the needs of both academic and non-academic stakeholders.
Media Arts Culture Consortium 

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