Examination and graduation
Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Master of Arts from the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster).
The master program comprises 120 ECTS credit points. For modules 1-7, credits are based on attendance, active participation, and the passing of a final exam at the end of each module. As part of module 8, students must complete a practical phase.
Written and media practical examinations will be undertaken in every module:
- Module 1: Essay
- Module 2: Essay & Short film
- Module 3: Essay
- Module 4: Essay & Media ethnography
- Module 5: Essay
- Module 6: Essay & Film/Media project
- Module 7: Research Proposal
- Module 8: Practical phase & experience report
- Module 9: Master’s thesis & Practical media project
Additionally regular coursework credits must also be undertaken within the modules (e.g. film analysis, oral presentations, photo essays etc.).
In the final module, students write a master’s thesis and create a practical media project in the form of a documentary film (30-40 minutes), a multimedia exhibition/ installation or a web media project. Both need to be completed within 6 months.
Immediately following the program, students are invited to exhibit their works in a public exhibition. This will take place on a weekend after the programme has concluded. Participation is voluntary. However, it is a good opportunity to make professional contacts and improve prospects.