Founded in 1996, MultiMediaArt at the UAS Salzburg
was one of the first new media technology and design degree programs in Austria.
Since then over 1.600 students graduated and started outstanding careers in the creative industries.
The study program offers different majors (undergraduate and graduate) in media design, film,
3D animation, sound design and management & producing (only MA).
The school was ranked among the best programs in its field in the german-speaking countries (D-A-CH) by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE). In 2020 it was ranked under best 20 design schools worldwide by The One Club for Creativity
The MultiMediaArt degree program offers five majors (media design, 3d animation, audio, film and management)
with individual in-depth training to develop technical proficiency and academic excellence.
The program is focused on professional skills, like techniques, methods and vocabulary needed to succeed
as designers, directors, artists, researchers or entrepreneurs.
MultiMediaArt students are also immersed in humanities to foster their ability to solve future problems in a world of growing ambiguity and complexity. Professional expertise, historical context and critical thinking are the key elements to thrive in this creatively and intellectually challenging environment.
Internationally well renowned and inspiring guests complement the regular curriculum sharing their insights in various fields with lectures and workshops: Robert Pfaller, Erik Kessels, Klaus Werner-Lobo, David S. Kennedy, Ulrike Meyer, Rory Sutherland, Jonathan Meese, Christian Felber, and many more.
This major focuses on visual design, from research to prototypes to creation – following a practice-based approach. The goal is a precise and astute communication of relevant content. Understanding social, technological and cultural context is the base for responsible design decisions. Alumni are trained to have sustainable impact as graphic designers, illustrators, UX designers or creative directors. With experience in complex group work and analytical skills they master all levels of teamwork and leadership positions.
The alumni of this major work in the field of CGI: character creation, special effects, motion graphics and games. Profound knowledge of visualization, anatomy and physics is what professional animators build upon. Traditional animation, concept art and acting makes them full stack animation experts. Alumni work with state-of-the-art technology on a wide range of projects overarching full CG animation, SFX and 3d art for games or VR/AR/MR/XR. Typically working in cross-disciplinary teams in different roles makes them perfect for leading positions.
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From script writing to lights, camera and production – film alumni are storytellers through and through. Every stage of professional film production is part of the curriculum: Mise-en-scène, directing, acting, camera, lighting, make-up, costume, sound, editing and post-production. Throughout their studies alumni are trained to ideate and encouraged to make meaningful and influential movies. Projects with industry partners allow production workflows with cutting edge technology. Used to work in interdisciplinary teams, alumni deliver innovative formats, documentaries, ads, short movies or feature-films. They are adept in all levels of teamwork and leadership.
The audio major overarches broad knowledge in composition, harmony, rhythm and tune. In addition, audio alumni have an extensive skillset from live and studio recording to instrumentation, sound design, audio-visual environments and production with cutting edge technology. Especially working with cinematographers, game developers or artists emphasizes the importance of conceptual thinking when working in cross-disciplinary teams. The expertise is trained in their specific workflow and context and results in outstanding technical and creative abilities. Alumni are to be found among Popstars and Hollywood Musicians.
Majoring in management means to focus on leadership and production for creative industries. Working as managers for complex interdisciplinary projects, alumni are experienced with various constraints and difficulties. This shapes their skills for film, game, music or design production. Besides industry-standard training in project management, law and finance, students are challenged with the question about desirable futures in a changing working-world. Alumni launch careers in fields where business innovation, design thinking, leadership and collaborative teamwork are key.
To solve the complex problems and challenging endeavors of societal and cultural futures,
MultiMediaArt alumni share profound education in intellectual fundamentals.
Having solid understanding of the historical, cultural and ethical context of their major subject
makes them confident and profiled to produce relevant works and become leaders in art and design.
The program offers an in-depth analysis of art and media theory as well as cultural theory and sociology.
Due to the research and theory driven approach, alumni with a master's degree are eligible and welcome for PhD programs in Europe.
This is a short overview over notable alumni and their profession.
sorted in alphabetical order
graphic design / communication design
3D animation, visual effects
film and movies
audio and music
installation and exhibition
teaching & research
and many more
This section features some of the impressive work of our students and alumni. Due to the enormous amount of outcome, only a fraction can be presented here.
Salzburg is a vibrant innovation and leading technology hotspot. The region has become an internationally known center for global players as well as a growing eco-system for a unique startup culture with global impact. Both, the high quality of life and the support of sustainable business drive revolutionary and award-winning projects. Students and alumni of the MultiMediaArt degree program are supported by the University's own Startup Center – a local initiative to foster young founders and growing startups.