Digital Media Communication M.A.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Arts
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).


  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


The master's degree programme in Digital Media Communication teaches interdisciplinary problem-solving skills to meet the challenges of a digitised world. The subject matter of the programme results from the intersection of people, computers and media in a changing society in which media worlds are both the subject and the means of social and cultural exchange.

Fields of application and focus

The field of application of action in increasingly digitalised contexts includes strategic and tactical use of language, its meaning and interpretation in (political) argumentation and the task-specific design of communication processes in professional contexts.

Further focal points are communication science and cognitive-ergonomic aspects, in particular the question of how people interact and communicate when dealing with digital media formats, and what significance cognitive, communicative and linguistic skills have for interface design tailored to users.

The official RWTH-Website offers further information about the course of study.

Examination Rules and Module Handbook


Program Structure

Semester Module Topics
Semester 1 (WiSe)

Basic Module
Introduction to the Discourse of Knowledge and Methodology

Research Methods
Research Methods
Forms of Representation of Science

Advanced Module
Language and Media I

Language and Media
History of Visual Communication I

Semester 2 (SuSe)

Advanced Module
Language and Media II

Language and Media
Media Didactics
Cost Management

History of Visual Communication II
Technology and Culture

Immersion Module 1
Media in Business and Technology

Corporate Communication
Project Accompanying Research

Practical Module 1 Internship
Immersion Module 2
Media Use, Usability, and Acceptance
Comprehensibility und Usability
Semester 3 (WiSe)

Immersion Module 2
Media Use, Usability, and Acceptance

Usability, User Diversity, and Acceptance of Technology
Media Use, Usability, and Acceptance
Media Communication Research Topics

Immersion Module 3
Media in the Public Space

Corpus Linguistics
Public Language Use
Public Relations

Semester 4 (SuSe) Practical Module 2
Mobility Window
Master's Thesis