The Institute for Music and Media (IMM) of the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media Düsseldorf currently offers two different eight-semester bachelor's degree programs:

 

Music and Media, Bachelor of Music (B. Mus.)
This course of studies combines a wide range of subject matter and makes it possible to artistically and scientifically investigate, challenge and reinvent media perspectives as well as make these accessible. The program does not provide vocational training in the traditional sense, but instead serves as the basis for long-term, self-directed learning, with major concentrations students choose themselves. The main emphasis is on advanced work at the nexus between music and media, while closely interlinking theory and practice with a highly unified approach to research and instruction.
Based on the core disciplines of musicology, audio production, media history and Sinnesbildung (sensory awareness), the course of studies can include any combination of fields – the Media Composition major concentration places a focus on composing film music at a high level of artistry and in a wide range of media. Students in the Music Informatics program do research on algorithms, audio installations and experimental music. Music Production introduces students to the extensive opportunities offered by studio technology. Music and Audiovisual Media introduces students to the rich diversity of camera and audiovisual editing work. Music and Media Management introduces students to legal and economic issues, while Music and Text coursework focuses on the culture of critical and poetic writing. Classical Music Recording introduces students to the finer points of classical music recording. Visual Music opens up the world between hearing and seeing with a focus on new forms of designing moving pictures. The course of studies includes individual music instruction at the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media. Further development of the students' own music blends seamlessly with work in film, computer, text and other media perhaps not yet even known. Independent projects by students have an impact going well beyond the Institute, and visiting speakers, projects and supplementary course offerings provide additional insight into current trends in research, society and the arts.

 

> Descriptions of Music and Media modules

> Examination regulations [in German]

 

Audio and Video, Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
The Audio and Video program is designed for students who are interested in a degree program combining technology and engineering with artistic studies but do not want to commit to a specific career path. The emphasis in this program is on a free and professional combination of skills, especially in settings where audiovisual work requires expert technological and artistic knowledge. That is why part of the degree curriculum is completed at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.
Audio and Video combines many different subjects such as Classical Music Recording and Media Composition, musicology and physics, telecommunications engineering and multi-camera production. As is also the case in the Music and Media major, various major concentrations extend knowledge gained in foundation courses. For more information, see detailed descriptions here: Classical Music Recording, Media Composition, Music Informatics, Music Production, Music and Audiovisual Media, Music and Media Management, Music and Text and Visual Music.
During the final phase of the program of study, these subject areas converge and independent projects are carried out. Visiting speakers and supplementary course offerings provide additional insight into current trends in research, society and the arts.
The Audio and Video degree program, which is a further development of the well-known Düsseldorf audio engineering course of studies, combines individual instruction in voice or an instrument at the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media with the basic technological knowledge required for working as an audio and video recording professional. Previously narrowly defined, this discipline has become more broadly based in its outlook, and now features a rich combination of orchestral performance and film, computers, performing in bands, theory and new technological developments.

 

> Descriptions of Audio and Video modules

> Examination regulations [in German]