Supplementary study - Multimedia

Supplementary study
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The Multimedia programme supplement aims to enable students of music, music and dance education to master the media applications they need for their career entry and professional advancement. In addition, their skills in creative expression with media support and in reflecting on intermedia developments are promoted. 

General Information

In the 21st century, mastering media technologies is one of the basic requirements for a successful career for both artists and teachers in artistic disciplines. Among other things, they are expected to have the skills to produce and publish high-quality audio and video productions (e.g. for competition submissions or as documentation of performances and educational projects), to design graphic (advertising) materials and to present themselves and their work professionally on the internet and on social media channels.

Furthermore, artificial intelligence (AI) tools offer potential to support artistic and/or educational work and media presence. Beyond the knowledge of individual applications, the ability to recognise interactions between different aesthetic and media forms of expression (lntermedia) in social contexts is becoming increasingly important in order to be able to deal productively, critically and creatively with the associated convergences - e.g. in the field of social media and in the implementation of interdisciplinary artistic and artistic-educational projects.

The main aim of the Multimedia programme supplement is to enable students to master the media applications they need for their career entry and professional advancement. In addition, their competences for creative expression with media support and for reflecting on intermedia developments and changes in the context of the rise of AI applications (keyword Al literacy) are promoted.

Basic module
The courses in the basic module are aimed at teaching basic skills in the use of current media technologies and reflecting on their use. Students are enabled to create audio and video recordings of their own performances or performances of the addressees of their educational measures and to edit them in such a way that they can be published on various channels. They are also introduced to the basics of graphics editing and learn how to design websites. In addition, students gain an insight into intermedia creative production and computer-aided work.

The following courses are compulsory:

  • VU Fundamentals of New Media BA (2 SWS/2 ECTS-Credits)
  • VU Fundamentals of Sound Engineering BA (1 SWS/1 ECTS-Credits)
  • Note: The VU Fundamentals of Audio Engineering can be replaced by an equivalent course in consultation with the head of the supplementary programme. 
  • Freely selectable: In addition, courses recommended for the basic module must be selected from the programme offered by Mozarteum University Salzburg (9 ECTS-Credits).

Advanced module
The advanced module deepens the skills, abilities and knowledge acquired in the basic module. The focus is on advanced and Kl-supported media applications on the one hand and on creative expression in the form of cross-media and cross-arts project work and reflection on inter-media interactions in social contexts on the other. An individual focus is possible depending on the programme offered. The courses of the advanced module are to be chosen from the recommended programme of Mozarteum University Salzburg (12 ECTS-Credits).

The supplementary study programme is aimed at students of music and music and dance education at Mozarteum University Salzburg, i.e. instrumental and vocal studies, composition, music theory, conducting, instrumental (vocal) pedagogy, music education, instrumental music education and music and dance/movement pedagogy.

The supplementary programme can be taken by all students of the Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma and, if applicable, Doctoral degree programmes listed. Students of other degree programmes can take the supplementary course within the framework of the free electives, subject to available capacity. 

The supplementary study programme Multimedia can only be completed by students at the study location Salzburg.

The crediting of courses from the supplementary programme is possible within the framework of the free electives. When attending individual courses, the course certificates can be used as part of the free electives.

Students have the opportunity to obtain a certificate for the basic module (12 ECTS-Credits) as well as for the advanced module (12 ECTS-Credits). The following certificates can be applied for after successful completion of the courses for the supplementary programme:

  • A certificate for the basic module for each supplementary study programme is issued after positive completion of the basic module with courses with different content (including the two compulsory courses) amounting to at least 12 ECTS-Credits.
  • A certificate for the advanced module for each supplementary study programme is issued after successful completion of the advanced module with further courses of different content amounting to at least 12 ECTS-Credits.

The examination certificates for the courses must be submitted in the specified digital form (individual certificates in PDF format as well as a list of courses) to the head of the respective study supplement for the purpose of checking the ECTS-Credits and the correct allocation of the completed courses. The certificates are then issued by the study and examination management of Mozarteum University Salzburg.

The Multimedia Supplement is organised and coordinated by the Department of Music Education at Mozarteum University Salzburg. The course programme is compiled from the courses in the media area of Mozarteum University Salzburg and supplemented as required.

Which courses take place as part of the supplementary study programmes?
The current courses on offer are announced each semester.

How do I register for individual courses?
Registration takes place via MOZonline. If external university courses are taken as part of a supplementary course, you must also register with the organising university (e.g. Paris Lodron University Salzburg).

How are the study supplements recognised and certified?
Certificates obtained for supplementary study programmes can be used twice:

  • In the case of a sufficient number of certificates for the basic or advanced module (12 ECTS-Credits each) of the respective study supplements or for the specialisation.
  • As part of the free electives (provided they are not compulsory subjects of your own degree programme).

How is the certificate issued?
Certificates for study supplements at Mozarteum University Salzburg:
After completing the required 12 ECTS-Credits for the basic module or advanced module, the courses must be entered in the course list and sent together with individual certificates in PDF format by e-mail to the respective head of the study supplement for verification. After the review, the head of the supplementary study programme must forward the documents to the Study and Examination Management for the issue of the certificate. The certificate must be collected from the Servicepoint of Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1 after it has been issued.

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Peter Schmidt | © Christian Schneider
Peter Schmidt

Head of Department Digital Media / Head of Multimedia Supplementary Studies

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