St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Media Technology

  • BSc
  • Full-time
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • St. Pölten
  • 100 Places

The Media World

Over the course of the bachelor programme, you acquire competencies in web technologies, graphics and layout, audio and video production as well as in photography. The programme combines technical training at university level with the teaching of conceptual competencies and problem-solving skills in a highly practice-oriented environment.

Course Contents

Foundation stage

You acquire insights into basic audio and video technology, as well as interactive media. Further you learn how to independently use audio-visual equipment and software for recording, editing and storage. You are also introduced to client-side programming, internet-application design and usability.

The basic media technology elements of the programme give you a grounding in IT and programming, network technology and mathematics, all of which are required for subsequent courses. You also acquire key, fundamental skills in the practical applications of media technologies, ranging from photography and basic print production to event and media technology (such as sound, lighting and projection).

Advanced stage

Students select one of two specialisations:

  • Audio and Video Technology
  • Digital Media Computing

Elective Modules

In the specialisation study from the 3rd semester, in addition to the two specialisations media informatics and audio/video technology, an optional specialisation in the following subject areas is possible:

  • Digital game production: development of innovative multimedia products
  • Experimental media: media art, media design and digital-media technologies
  • Television production: creation, planning and production of TV content
  • Information visualisation: image conception and image design of complex data
  • Music theory and music production: technologies of media-music production
  • Real-time graphics and engines: conveyance of real-time technologies
  • Web technologies: application possibilities of current devices/operating systems

Interdisciplinary Elective Module

The iLab programme allows you to participate in an interdisciplinary and intercultural project semester with the working language being English.

Career Prospects

Due to the well-founded education, you will be able to work in professional fields such as planning, conception, development, design, consulting and technical sales. Possible professional areas are:

  • Interactive entertainment and teaching/learning media
  • Interactive media installation
  • Mobile (business) applications
  • Game Engineering
  • Information visualisation
  • Online presence
  • Motion picture (video and animation)
  • Studio technology and production
  • TV and radio production
  • Event and performance
  • Video and audio technology
  • Media design (moving image and audio)
  • Experimental media production

Entry requirements

General university entrance qualification or a relevant professional qualification


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Admission procedure:
Computer-aided general aptitude test and personal interview

Start of studies:
annually in September

Tuition fee:
EUR 363.36 per Semester + ÖH contribution

in the 5th semester

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