Courses and Degrees for your Professional Media Career
With our educational programme, you can lay the foundation for your professional media career, specialise in a particular field or realise a long-cherished and ambitious project in a Master's programme. With Choice +, you can customise your studies according to your wishes. Choice + and the three different levels and the corresponding degrees Diploma, Bachelor and Master are explained below.
Diploma – Your Media Education
Even if you’ve had a firm footing in your professional life for a long time! Our courses and degrees build on each other in a meaningful way, are geared to the needs of the industry and enable you to study in a self-determined way – regardless of which course or degree you choose.
The following Diploma degrees are available:
• Audio Engineering Diploma
• Music Business Diploma
• Content Creation & Online Marketing Diploma
• Webdesign & Development Diploma
• Film Production Diploma
• Visual FX & 3D Animation Diploma
• Game Art & 3D Animation Diploma
• Games Programming Diploma
• Software Engineering Diploma
Bachelor’s degree – Your academic degree in media
Building on the content of the Diploma, you expand your knowledge and graduate with the first academic degree.
The following bachelor degrees are available:
• BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production
• BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business
• BA/BSc (Hons) Content Creation and Online Marketing
• BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development
• BA/BSc (Hons) Film Production
• BA/BSc (Hons) Visual Effects Animation
• BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation
• BSc (Hons) Games Programming
Master’s degree – Your media specialisation
After the Bachelor’s degree, you can specialize further in the Master’s programs. You can choose between two partner universities for this academic degree:
Master’s degree in cooperation with University of Hertfordshire
• MA/MSc Professional Practice (Creative Media Industries)
Master’s degree in cooperation with Folkwang Universität der Künste
• Professional Media Creation (M.A.)
Course and study options
The SAE Diploma lays the foundation for a career in the audio industry in 18 months. With a practical component of 80%, it enables a sound knowledge of the subject and many practical application cases train the student’s own technical skills at an early stage. This makes the SAE Diploma a technical vocational training with strong industry relevance, flexible scheduling and a high degree of self-design.
For those who focus on a comprehensive and meaningful portfolio, the newly introduced Advanced Diploma is a very good addition. In addition to an interdisciplinary or cross-semester project as part of a team, this learning section also examines the aspects that are involved in such projects. In this way, you develop a broader view of work processes and interrelationships, while at the same time deepening your technical skills. As a result, you add value to your diploma.
The study regulations provide for two course parts, the prestigious and industry-recognized Diploma, and an undergraduate part, where additional skills are learned and areas such as creative industry processes, project management, copyright and special techniques are covered. The program culminates in an internationally recognized BA/BSc (Hons), validated by the University of Hertfordshire in London.
The standard period of study for the BA/BSc (Hons) including the Diploma is 36 months.