Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

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.

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