Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Media Studies


Second subject for a combined bachelor without teacher training - please refer to the ‘Bachelor’s and master’s courses at HU’ FAQ.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study and Entry Restriction

Cf. course catalogue


Second subject Media Studies (60 CP1) with a core subject from the Course catalogue for a combined bachelor’s without teacher training 

1 One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 to max. 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at lectures.

Content and objectives of studies

The bachelor’s second subject Media Studies provides scientific expertise in the independent handling of media, in particular with regard to the increasing networking of art, culture and music. It is a relevant, contemporary supplement to all core subjects offered at Humboldt-Universität. The subject enables students to acquire media-studies-related basic skills and apply them to the knowledge they acquire in the core subject.
The scientific skills gained from the course include the systematic, historical, analytical and technical/practical capabilities indispensable for concept-oriented and knowledge-oriented careers in the culture and media sectors. (More information in German:
Successful graduation from the Media Studies course is preparation for professions in cultural and media institutions, for careers in science and research or further courses, in particular the Media Studies master’s course at Humboldt-Universität.

You will find the course and examination regulations with module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details at, no. 65/2019. The best place to find information about course content is the annotated university calendar. (See also

Why study Media Studies at HU?

With its media, music and creative potential, Berlin is the perfect location for testing and applying knowledge gained during teaching sessions in practical activities.

What special skills and interests do you need for this subject?

  • Passion for extensive reading;
  • Interest in philosophical questions and historical perspectives;
  • Love of the media as concrete technical things, which is why this degree programme familiarises you with their hardware and software, "analogue" as well as "digital";
  • the ability to think in a structured and at the same time creative way, to be flexible and to be able to network well.

Media Studies as a second subject (60 CP)

Module I: Introduction to Media Studies (10 CP)

Module II: Media Theories (10 CP)

Module III: Media Archaeology versus Mediahistiographie (10 CP)

Module IV: Media Dramaturgy and Media Aesthetics (10 CP)

Module V: Degital Media (10 CP)

Module VI: Project module (10 CP)

General elective courses offered for Students coming from other courses of studies

Module VII: Knowledge of Media (10 CP)

Module VIII: Media of Knowledge (10 CP)

Module IX: Media Science in Practice (10 CP)

Module X: Campus radio – Programme and Production (5 CP)

Master’s degree

You can apply for the Media Science master’s course at Humboldt-Universität (, no. 66/2019). For further master’s courses, see the ‘Course catalogue’.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Media Studies: Georgenstr. 47,, phone: +49 30 2093-66180/66192
Course Advisory Service and Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications: Dr. Leitner, R. 2.21, phone: +49 30 2093-66186,
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