Theory of Interactive Media

"New Media in Art and Culture."

Degree programme specification

What is our mission?

The Theory of Interactive Media (TIM) focuses on the study of new media art. New media art refers to a wide range of artistic works and practices that reflect a key aspect of contemporary civilization – the pervasiveness and transformative impact on culture and society of information and communication technologies (ICT). The mission of the study programme is to balance the instrumental and utilitarian approach of informatics and computer science to the study of ICT by investigating creative ways to deal with new media while using methods of media philosophy and media aesthetics or media studies; in this way, the study programme follows the humanities tradition.

What can our graduates do?

Graduates of the TIM Master’s degree study programme are well oriented in the history of new media art and they deeply understand the greater context of new media art development both as a practice and an academic discipline. They know and are able to correctly use the terminology and methodology of artistic disciplines and media theory. They know the main approaches to the study of new media art and of the new media, and they know the main ideas of the leading experts of new media art. They are able to connect knowledge of new media art history and theory with a knowledge of the new media functional features while they analyse and interpret new media art works.

What makes us unique?

This is the only study programme focusing on new media studies in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic which offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The instruction is provided by qualified professionals with rich teaching experience who are often actively involved in organizing festivals, curating exhibitions, and producing new media art.

Work experience

Practical training is a part of the type B/selective courses of the TIM study programme.

Over the course of four semesters, students can complete a course of practical training at cultural institutions of at least 40 hours, during which they gain practical experience in cultural institution workflow, festival organization, and independent art scene practice with a focus on new media in art and culture.

Graduate destination

Graduates of the TIM Master’s degree study programme are eligible for independent scientific research, publishing, and creative activities in the field of new media art, which is an important part of the creative industry of the information society. As specialists in new media art, graduates can find jobs as curators and dramaturges in the creative and organizational teams of new media art festivals and exhibitions. They can work in cultural and heritage institutions, where they can apply their knowledge of the new aesthetic and communication strategies emerging in the new media environment. Many of them will use their skills to work in various kinds of media (radio, television, print, online journalism).

Admission Procedures

Details will be published with the opening of the admission procedure.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programme in media studies, contemporary art, or other creative industries at the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences, or Faculty of Education at Masaryk University or at other universities.

Further information

The department web page: http://www.phil.muni.cz/music/

Facebook managed by the TIM students: https://www.facebook.com/tim.ffmu/

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