Bachelor of Arts Media Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies delves into the theory, history, aesthetics, reception, and usage of various media forms. This dynamic program focuses on film, television, radio, the internet, and the expansive field of digital media. At the University of Bonn, media and film studies intersect with communications through interdisciplinary cooperation.

This integration allows students to explore media evolution while understanding the cultural, economic, political, and social processes that shape it. Additionally, students examine the societal conditions, consequences, and significance of media-based communication from a social-sciences perspective. Emphasizing both theoretical and practical components, this program prepares students for a multifaceted media landscape.


The Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies offers a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience. Students engage in an external internship and participate in practical components that provide insights into media production in chosen areas such as audio/radio, film/video, online, or photography.

This practical experience complements their theoretical studies, enabling them to critically analyze and understand current media developments. Graduates will be equipped with specialized knowledge to ask forward-looking questions and engage deeply with media trends. This program, which must be combined with a second subject, opens doors to various career paths in editorial departments, the film industry, publishing, applied media research, public relations, corporate communications, cultural institutions, and academia.

Admission Requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g., Abitur)
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Media Theory
  • Media History
  • Aesthetics of Media
  • Media Reception
  • Film Studies
  • Television Studies
  • Radio Studies
  • Internet Studies
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Practical Internship
  • Media Production (Audio/Radio, Film/Video, Online, Photography)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communications

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies program have successfully transitioned into diverse roles within the media industry. For instance, one alumna now leads a digital content team for a major online media company, applying her knowledge of media theory and production. Another alumnus has become a film producer, working on both independent films and major studio projects.

The program’s blend of cultural studies and social sciences ensures that graduates are well-prepared to meet industry demands, bringing critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and a thorough understanding of media dynamics to their roles. This versatile skill set aligns with evolving job market needs, making our graduates valuable assets in any media-related field.

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