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exMedia is an academic group which shares the conviction that: - experimental aesthetic projects and socio-technical research lead to an - expansion of scholarly and creative horizons that effectively address - existential human conditions in the 21st Century. exMedia integrates design, coding, sound, and animation. exMedia connects critical reflection with experimental approaches based on fundamental questions raised by individuals and society. exMedia looks for self-motivated students able to take artistic risks and open to the unknown. exMedia works on the conditions of a technology-driven culture and addresses its future including post-media perspectives. exMedia is involved with the following fields: Maker Culture, Hybrid Space, Cognitive and Transformation Design, Sound Studies, Experimental Coding, Politics of networks and machines, Experimental 2D/3D Animation and Auteur Games. In our postgraduate program, we work with students and fellows from a wide range of backgrounds such as architecture, urbanism, design, sound, computer science, animation, games, art, theory and social activism. The project-based studies environment challenges students to self-initiate individual research and develop complex and perhaps yet uncharted subjects and profiles. We run specialized sound and 2D/3D animation laboratories to ensure enthusiastic exploration and experimentation to further advance student’s imagination and talents. We also work with widely available tools such as an electonic microcontroller, laser cutter, motion capture, drones, 3D scanner/printer, CNC-milling machine. exMedia´s alumni engage across a wide terrain of creative fields. Professional prospects will be found both in the fields of independent and corporate work, at agencies as well as in research or start-ups. exMedia offers an unsurpassed opportunity of experiencing an exhilarating freedom of an art academy without being subjected to the ferocious rules of the art market.


  • Cologne

    Peter-Welter-Platz 2 , D-50676, Cologne