Digital Media Communication, Master of Arts


From language use both privately and publicly to communication in careers and organizations to cross-media and social media – digital media communication studies facilitate advanced linguistic and communications fundamentals and enable one to competently work with different media formats of linguistic communication.

The focus of this course of study is on application-oriented, career-relevant questions and new, innovative research fields, such as e-humanities. It opens up perspectives to linguistic-communicative actions in electronic communication and interaction environments, digital action templates, and development trends. Media convergence and cross-media, mobile communication, and the "internet of things" are all taken into account.

After their studies at RWTH graduates are able to work in the application field of an increasingly digitalized linguistic-communicative world, supported by methods and theories. This includes the strategic or intentional use of language, its meaning and interpretation in political argumentation, and the task-specific design of communication processes in professional contexts. Additional focuses include communication studies and cognitive-ergonomic aspects. This program facilitates skills in assessing how humans interact and communicate with digital forms of media what meaning cognitive, communicative, and linguistic abilities have for interface design tailored to users.

Characteristics of the RWTH Course of Study

The strength of RWTH Aachen's linguistics and communication studies lies at the various cross-sections with humanities and social sciences and the natural and engineering sciences. It opens up transdisciplinary opportunities for its students to create individual profiles. The curriculum is shaped by the Institute of Art History, the Teaching and Research Area Economic and Social History and History of Technology, and the Institute of Educational Sciences. Students can pursue their own communication studies interests in these fields and others. These technical focuses can be advanced during the practical component of the course of study.

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