Study overview

The course of studies Visualization and Interaction in Digital Media offers a practical and scientific education in the media field.


The developments in all scientific research areas, in industry, economy and society are becoming more and more complex and therefore more difficult to communicate. Graphic and interactive visualization offers the tools to convey complex topics and interrelationships in a simple and comprehensible way. This competence has an important key function between developers and scientists, but also in general knowledge transfer.

State-of-the-art laboratories are available to students for learning and for projects. The Faculty of Media also has a pool of mobile equipment for external productions.

 

Short formVIS
Type of studyFull time
Standard period of study7 semester
ClosingBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Start of studiesWinter semester
Restriction on admissionBoundary note
Lecture locationAnsbach
Language of instructionGerman
Course management Prof. Christian Barta
Student advisory serviceProf. Christian Barta
Student ServicesNiklas Kronberger

Study structure

The programme is strongly project-based and, after a basic course in the first two semesters, offers an early opportunity to specialise in the 3rd and 4th semesters. After the practical semester in the 5th semester, there is the possibility of specialisation in projects in the 6th and 7th semesters, the bachelor thesis in the 7th semester concludes the programme.

Basics Semester 1 and 2

Prerequisite for the course is a strong interest in and occupation with the possibilities of digital media and computer graphics. Building on this, the basic training in the first two semesters imparts basic knowledge in the areas relevant to the conception and creation of visualization projects. In addition to the practical and implementation-oriented modules of graphic design, 3D, technology and programming, the course also includes theoretical scientific modules such as visualization methodology, scientific work and media didactics, as well as art and design history.

Specialization Semester 3 and 4

Specialisation is achieved by independently selecting modules from six areas of specialisation. Four modules must be taken per semester, and students can decide for themselves which specialization they want to focus on in the visualization area: Classical 3D visualization or rather the development of interactive applications. The contents are continuously adapted and updated to reflect the rapid development in these areas. Three elective modules can be taken to respond to current trends or offers. The compulsory module Project Management provides the important skills for the successful implementation of media projects.

Practice, project phase and completion of semester 5 - 7

Practical experience in the fifth semester:

In the 5th semester the focus is on the contact to practice. This is indispensable in the rapidly developing media professions. On the one hand, the arrangement in the 5th semester, based on what has been learnt in four semesters, allows for a meaningful use in practical work and, on the other hand, makes it possible to establish practical contacts for the subsequent project semesters. The placement of suitable internships is supported by close contacts to companies and by an internship exchange.

Project phase and completion:

In the project phase of the 6th semester, self-chosen projects or projects with external partners can be carried out. However, there is also the possibility to continue projects that have been carried out during the internship semester. The project is accompanied by a project management review. In addition, in the 6th semester entrepreneurial and operational competence is taught through the modules Media Law and Business. The 6th semester is also suitable as a semester abroad.
The project in the 7th semester can be a continuation of the theoretical written bachelor's thesis or it can be an independent project.

Exemplary projects

The following examples show the variety of possible projects:

Info animation © Tanja Mages

 

Methynhydrate - Energy source of the future

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Auxiliary hospital Gunzenhausen

 

VR Project Auxiliary hospital Gunzenhausen.

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School lessons © Jessica Scheiderer

 

The Mitosis: educational animated film.

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Persons

Prof. Christian Barta – Studiengangsleiter Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien  (VIS) / Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien  (VIS)

Prof. Christian Barta

Studiengangsleiter Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS) / Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

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Prof. Christian Barta

Prof. Christian Barta – Studiengangsleiter Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien  (VIS) / Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien  (VIS)

Studiengangsleiter Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS) / Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsleiter Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien  (VIS)
  • Professor Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien  (VIS)
  • Stellvertretender Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Leiter 3D-Labor
  • Mitglied Senat und Hochschulrat
  • Mitglied Fakultätsrat Medien

Lehrgebiete:

  • Computergrafik
  • Animation
  • 3D Gamedesign

Forschungsfelder:

  • 3D-Virtual Reality
  • Corporate Design
  • Motion-Capture
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Roderus – Professor Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Roderus

Professor Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Roderus

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Roderus – Professor Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Professor Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Funktionen:

  • Professor Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Professor Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)
  • Professor Multimediales Didaktisches Design (MDD)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Informatik
  • Programmierung
  • Internet- und Webtechnologie

Vita:

  • Studium der Informatik am Institut für Mathematische Maschinen und Datenverarbeitung (IMMD) der Friedrich-Alexander-Universtität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Promotion am Institut für Mathematische Maschinen und Datenverarbeitung der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg im Bereich der Theorie der Programmiersprachen
  • Tätigkeit als Referent und Führungskraft im Bereich Software Engineering und Systemarchitektur bei DATEV in Nürnberg
  • seit 1999 Professor an der Hochschule Ansbach

Weitere Kontaktmöglichkeiten:

  • Business-Kontakte: XING
  • Fachliches, Persönliches: Google+
Stefan Stallwitz – Studiengangsassistent Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Stefan Stallwitz

Studiengangsassistent Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

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Stefan Stallwitz

Stefan Stallwitz – Studiengangsassistent Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Studiengangsassistent Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Funktionen:

  • Fakultätsassistent Medien
  • Studiengangsassistent Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Studiengangsassistent Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien (VIS)

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Multimedia und Kommunikation
  • Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien

Tätigkeitsfelder:

  • Mobiles Equipment
  • Verwaltung und Organisation
Niklas Kronberger – Mitarbeiter Sachgebiet 1.1 Studierendenservice

Niklas Kronberger

Mitarbeiter Sachgebiet 1.1 Studierendenservice

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Niklas Kronberger

Niklas Kronberger – Mitarbeiter Sachgebiet 1.1 Studierendenservice

Mitarbeiter Sachgebiet 1.1 Studierendenservice

Funktionen:

  • Mitarbeiter Sachgebiet 1.1 Studierendenservice

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Mulltimedia und Kommunikation
  • Visualisierung und Interaktion in digitalen Medien