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Media Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • In what way do media influence how meaning is generated?
  • How can the historical, aesthetic und technical dimensions of media be addressed?
  • Which part do media play in the history and formation of the social and cultural sphere and of knowledge?
  • How can the interrelationship between aesthetic and socio-political functions of media be described?
  • What is the function of media with regard to representation and formation of cultural identities?
  • Anna Carla shows you which jobs you can do in the field of social media with a degree in media studies.

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  • Those seminars that focus on practical application and on film critique and analysis are what I like best.

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  • Ravi introduces you to his job in radio and tells you why you should study media studies at RUB.

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  • You learn a lot about the nature of media, their structure, and about media and especially film history. All this was great, seeing as I’m a film enthusiast.

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Degree programmes


Media Studies, Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it promotes multi-faceted methods of approaching media phenomena, taking historical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions into account. Furthermore, it is possible to combine the B.A. Medienwissenschaft at the RUB with the B.A. "Musikwissenschaft" at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen across locations.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Film and television studies
  • Media psychology, media pedagogy
  • Media economics
  • Applied cultural science
  • Communication science/journalism
  • Game studies/digital media
  • Gender and media

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an interest in investigating issues and research methods pertaining to media culture


  • developing subjective perspectives and theses whilst maintaining a dialogue with discipline-related theories

struggle through:

  • comprehensive, frequently English-language texts and complex theories
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as festival organisers, in cinema programme scheduling
  • in film/TV/media production
  • in the media business (PR, marketing, distribution etc.)
  • in journalism
  • in academia

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done from the 3rd semester.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Hilde Hoffmann
Building, Room: GB 1/40
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-+49 (0) 234 / 32 – 27812
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Medienwissenschaft
Building, Room: GA 2/39
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24719
Website Fachschaft