Institute for music and media
Düsseldorf’s Robert Schumann University of Music and Media is addressing the challenges of our times and playing its part in current social and technological developments. In doing this, in addition to preserving tradition and knowledge, the school is also involved in shaping the present and the future.
This is especially obvious in the case of the Institute for Music and Media (IMM). Established in October 2004, IMM offers students a unique opportunity to complete degree programs which combine musical and artistic interests with scientific and technical interests. Its diverse programs of study promote individual development and encourages graduates to pursue a professional career of their own choosing.
Two eight-semester bachelor programs provide students with both an artistic and theoretical, as well as a technical and practical basis for professional and reflective work with media.
The Music and Media (Bachelor of Music) program combines studies in a broad range of media techniques with artistic research and work as a musician at the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media.
With its more than 60 year history, the artistic-technical Audio and Video (Bachelor of Engineering) course of studies combines training as an engineer with artistic studies.
Both degree programs require successful completion of a music aptitude test.
The groundbreaking Klang und Realität degree program, which leads to the Master of Music, offers advanced study of outstanding theorists and practitioners in the context of current issues related to music, the arts, science and society.
Special impetus can be gained through cooperative activities – for example, the IMM has been working with the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, the Northeastern University Boston, the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Gandia Valencia and the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Köln for many years.
The Institute for Music and Media has outstanding technical equipment: three Surround Sound studios equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a Digital Visual Media lab, a video control room and several sound countrol rooms linked with recording studios and relevant post-production environments, an outside broadcasting van, a remote video control room and experimental lab.