Faculty of Media
Question: What do fields as different as museology, packaging technology, book trade/publishing management and TV production have in common? Answer: They're all related to the media, and they're all taught at the HTWK Leipzig Faculty of Media.
Founded in 2006, the Faculty of Media is still very young. And yet, it has a long tradition, combining the former Departments 'Book and Museum' and 'Polygraphic Technology'. As a result of this merger, the Faculty of Media now unites all media-related degree programmes at HTWK Leipzig under one roof. All of these programmes, each with a different emphasis, introduce students to the production of print and electronic media, their distribution and their educational use. The curriculum covers both traditional and new media.
When designing its programmes, the Faculty has taken great care to make academic training as hands-on and practically relevant as possible. This is why course selections in each programme not only include lectures, seminars and lab classes, but also an extended practical training phase of at least 20 weeks. Moreover, students are assigned project work throughout their studies, providing them with opportunities to solve practice-based tasks independently. For example, students regularly organize the University’s booth at the Leipzig Book Fair, produce TV shows and other media formats, manage a textbook store and prepare industry-specific information events.
Studying in a practice-oriented environment requires good technical equipment. With its modern laboratories, studios and computer labs, the Faculty of Media boasts state-of-the-art facilities. The new Media Centre opened in 2009, featuring cutting-edge audio and video studios, editing and compositing suites, printing and bookbinding machines, as well as prepress and packaging technology labs.
- Library and Information Science — Bachelor of Arts
- Booktrade and Publishing Management — Bachelor of Arts
- Printing Technology — Bachelor of Engineering
- TV Production — Bachelor of Arts
- Media Technology — Bachelor of Engineering
- Applied Museology (Museum Studies) — Bachelor of Arts
- Publishing Technology — Bachelor of Engineering
- Packaging Technology — Bachelor of Engineering
- Library and Information Science –—Master of Arts
- Printing and Packaging Technology — Master of Engineering
- Media Management — Master of Engineering
- Publishing and Media Trade Management — Master of Arts
For more information on the Faculty of Media and its academic programmes, please refer to the Faculty website (in German).