|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Human Computer Interaction
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The master's programme in Media Informatics at the University of Vienna aims at providing an academic preparation for future employment in the field of media informatics. Digital media, such as audio, video, text, image, animation, language and sensors, form the basis of a large number of application areas, including the production, management and circulation of media for the purposes of information dissemination and communication. The degree programme focuses on questions relating to the adaptation of media data to the situation and environment of the user, transfer of approaches to the acquisition, analysis and organisation of descriptive media data (metadata), as well as competences in the fields of virtual reality / pervasive computing and human-machine communication. In addition, students have to complete advanced courses (some of which they can choose themselves) in the fields of computer graphics and multimedia information systems, and in the application areas of digital media production and game technologies.
Graduates receive an in-depth education in computer science, based on the current international standard of media informatics and focusing on multi-media and distributed systems. In addition, they are qualified in various application areas of media informatics, enabling them to join interdisciplinary research and development teams, where they can work on interesting and current research questions, or refine methods employed in media informatics. Graduates also acquire skills in project management and organisation, and are thus suited to lead and coordinate research and development teams. These skills enable them to pursue activities in academic and industrial research.