Digital Media

Major at Leuphana College

Do you want to help shape the digital future? Are you convinced that our culture will be defined and transformed by digital media? Whether it's net culture or the media economy: in the Digital Media Bachelor programme you will analyse the ideas, approaches and history, as well as the technical foundations and tools that define digital media. Simultaneously, you will develop and implement your own hands-on project in video, audio, games, apps or mash ups. In the Bachelor programme you will study the theoretical foundations of digital media, analyse digital media critically and test its applications in real life.

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Studying Digital Media at Leuphana College. Study concept

In the Leuphana Bachelor with Digital Media major, you combine specialist knowledge with solution-oriented thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major/minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and to develop viable solutions for the challenges of the future together with other college students.

Digital Media study concept at Leuphana College ©Leuphana
Digital Media major at Leuphana College: Study concept

Possible minor combinations

Business Administration (GER)
Business Law (GER)
Business Psychology (GER)
Comparative Economic Law (ENG)
Digital Business (GER)
Economics (GER / ENG)
Educational Sciences (GER)
Engineering (Fundamentals) (GER)
Philosophy (GER / ENG)
Political Science (GER / ENG)
Popular Music Studies (ENG)
Psychology and Society (ENG)
Social Media and Information Systems (GER)
Spatial Sciences (GER / ENG)
Sustainability Science (GER / ENG)

The Leuphana Bachelor enables the combination of different interests through major and minor. With the minor choice you can move within traditional disciplines or give your Bachelor an individual profile. You can also choose a minor that is not listed in the overview.

Language of instruction

ENG Eng­lish-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: no Ger­man re­qui­red
GER Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: Ger­man re­qui­red
GER / ENG Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject can also be ta­ken in Eng­lish

Studying in Digital Media Bachelor Programme

The Digital Media degree programme combines a theoretical engagement in media studies and history with a hands-on introduction to the foundations of programming and the creative application of digital media. Over the course of your studies, you will acquire academic expertise in the field of digital media as well professional qualifications. You will learn not only about the newest theories, analyses, tools and trends, but our well-grounded programme also will give you the newest, most creative and critical means to follow and push the pace of change in digital media.

Leuphana and the Hamburg Media School

Roughly half the courses are taught in the Hamburg Media School with the other half taught on the Leuphana University of Lüneburg campus. The faculty teaching in the Digital Media major belong to the 100+ researchers at Leuphana University of Lüneburg working on the future of digital media. Hence, you can develop your own projects within the context of the newest international research. Additionally you will have the opportunity to participate in courses and events involving the world’s leading minds engaged in researching digital culture.

International Programme in Digital Media

The degree programme is internationally oriented. Classes in the Digital Media major are held in English. The programme focuses on the latest discussions about digital media, whether they are coming from Germany, the USA, India, Japan or China.

Exchange programme with Hong Kong

One of the great opportunities that comes with studying Digital Media at Leuphana University of Lüneburg is the chance to get two single degrees, one from Leuphana and one from the City University of Hong Kong. At CityU, you can study at the School of Creative Media for two years in order to earn a second degree. The School of Crea­ti­ve Me­dia is lo­ca­ted in West Kow­loon, Hong Kong’s cul­tu­ral hub, and it has so­phis­ti­ca­ted tech­no­lo­gi­cal fa­ci­li­ties at its dis­po­sal, such as a 3D mul­ti­me­dia thea­ter, a pro­duc­tion stu­dio and the Fu­ture Ci­ne­ma Stu­dio as well as the Crea­ti­ve Me­dia Cent­re (CMC) gal­le­ry. If you ex­tend your stu­dies at the City Uni­ver­si­ty of Hong Kong for two ye­ars, then you can com­ple­te a se­cond, in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­co­gnis­ed de­gree. Exchange programme

Why study Digital Media at Leuphana?

Whether they are digital agencies, television networks, publishing houses or internet service providers, Leuphana and the Hamburg Media School can count almost all of Germany’s major media outlets among their partners: these are ideal conditions to find a forward-looking internship at a leading media company.

Are you interested in working with German and international civil or political organizations? The Centre for Digital Cultures can open doors for you here as well! Or are you interested more in artistic projects? The digital future awaits you.

Exchange students

The International Office will be pleased to assist you in planning and organising your studies abroad at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Study abroad in Lüneburg

At a Glance

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Art (B.A.)
Restricted admission: yes
Application period: from mid may to 15 July
Duration: 3 years
Start date: Beginning of October
Number of study places: 36
Language: English (no German required)
Semester abroad: possible

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Events for prospective students

College Open Day

The next Online Open Day at Leuphana College is 23 November 2023. Find out more

Information material

Learn more about the interdisciplinary college study model. Order information material

Student counselling service

Clarify your questions in a personal conversation during the Open Advisory Service. You can take advantage of digital counselling at short notice without registering. The College study advisors will be happy to help you:

  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (in person on campus)
  • Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. (digitally via Zoom)

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Applications and admissions

Leuphana College accepts new students each winter term. If you wish to be considered for a Bachelor degree programme, your application must be received by July 15th.

For applicants from EU and EEA countries the University operates a special admissions procedure for the award of places. It considers not only applicants' grades, but also special skills, experience and non-academic achievements such as periods spent studying abroad, and volunteering work.

Online applications

Online applications are possible from mid-May. Find out more about the entry requirements and specific admissions process at Leuphana College. Find out more now

Exchange students

The International Office will be pleased to assist you in planning and organising your studies abroad at Leuphana College. Study abroad at Leuphana

Contact and Counseling

Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Phone +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-1430
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 - 16 h
Fr 9 - 12 h

Arrange an appointment

College's Student Counselling Service
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Open Con­sul­ta­ti­on Hours
Wed  11 – 13 h (on campus)
Thu 16 – 18 h (via Zoom)

Programme director

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Müggenburg