Theory of Interactive Media

General information

The Theory of Interactive Media (TIM) focuses on the study of new media art. New media art refers to a wide range of artistic works and practices that reflect a key aspect of contemporary civilization – the pervasiveness and transformative impact on culture and society of information and communication technologies (ICT). The mission of the study programme is to balance the instrumental and utilitarian approach of informatics and computer science to the study of ICT by investigating creative ways to deal with new media while using methods of media philosophy and media aesthetics or media studies; in this way, the subject programme follows the humanities tradition.

The TIM study programme is particularly suitable for the ‘born digital’ generation, which is equipped with computer literacy by playing computer games, through relationships built across on-line social networks and the physical world, and by creating their own audio/visual works in the new media environment in which it is natural to see the computer as a tool and a place of creativity and interactivity.

Graduates of the TIM Bachelor’s degree study programme are oriented in the history of new media art, they are equipped with a basic arsenal of art studies and media studies terminology and methodology, and they have practical skills from the fields of academic writing, art criticism, and even new media creative practice.

This is the only study programme focusing on new media studies in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic which offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The instruction is provided by qualified professionals with rich teaching experience who are often actively involved in organizing festivals, curating exhibitions, and producing new media art.

A successful graduate is able to

  • demonstrate an orientation in the history of media art in Czech and in a global context
  • use the basic terminology of art theory and new media theory
  • write reviews on cultural production with a focus on on-line environments
  • explain characteristics of audio visual production and new media art curatorship
  • produce cultivated writing and know scientific text attributes

Graduate employment

Graduates of the TIM Bachelor’s degree study programme will find employment in the field of art criticism and popularization of new media art that is an important part of the creative industries of the information society. They can become valid members of creative and organizational teams of new media art festivals and exhibitions. They can work in cultural and heritage institutions, where they can apply their knowledge of the aesthetic and communication strategies emerging in the new media environment. Many of them will use their skills working in media of various kind (radio, television, print, online journalism).

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

Web page of the department: http://www.phil.muni.cz/music/

Facebook managed by the TIM students: https://www.facebook.com/tim.ffmu/

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