Communication and Media Engineering (CME)

Media Design

Recommended prior knowledge

Interest in intercultural Design and Audiovisual Communication

Teaching Methods Seminar/Labor
Learning objectives / competencies

•  Participants extend their ability for the audiovisual language of color, form, typography, sound, interactive and audiovisual media with emphasis on intercultural communication

•  Commercial, scientific and artistic forms of media communication will be applied to analyse design projects

•  Sensibility for interdisciplinary fields of visualisation and sonification will be augmented

•  Seminar and laboratory are part of an intercultural team learning process


Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 60 h
Self-study / group work: 120 h
Workload 180 h
ECTS 6.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Intercultural Media Design: Practical work PA (3/4) + Presentation RE (1/4)
IMD Lab must be passed.

Credits and Grades

6 CP, grades 1 ... 5

Responsible Person

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Fetzner

Max. Participants 20
Recommended Semester 1
Frequency jedes Jahr (WS)

Master-Studiengang CME


Intercultural Media Design

Type Seminar
Nr. M+I403
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

The students start with a self portrait and a reflection about their personal belongings. They document their daily observations in groups out of five people via different media like text, sound and video.

  • Heidkamp, Philipp (2010): Learning from Nairobi. Köln: kisdedition
  • Ware, Colin (2008): Visual Thinking. Burlington: Penros
  • Les Back (2007): The Art of Listening. Oxford: Berg Publishers
  • Brigitte Hagedorn (2018): Audacity: Praxiswissen für die Audiobearbeitung. Bonn: mitp
  • Paul Saccone (2019): The Beginner's Guide to to DaVinci Resolve 16. Blackmagic Design Learning Series

Intercultural Media Design Labor

Type Labor/Studio
Nr. M+I404
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

The students aquire a critical way of intercultural audio-visual perception and its foundation in embodiment theories.