Due to covid-19 the study trip to the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2020 has been cancelled. Students will be informed about the alternative series of events that are being organised.
Media Technology MSc students
At the start of each academic year, all new Media Technology MSc students go on a study trip to the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Since 1979 Ars Electronica has been the world’s most outstanding forum of electronic art. State-of-the-art works of hundreds of artists from dozens of countries are presented in a festival that consists of exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, lectures, symposia, concerts, films, and more.
Over three days students are faced with many sides of the electronic arts: creativeaims, technological means, scientific consequences, artistic qualities, ecological and ethical questions, and the social consequences of the spread of new media. It offers a shared source of inspiration and knowledge for new Media Technology MSc students, and a basis for discussion with which to start their studies.
A minor fee for travel, accommodation and festival admission must be paid by students. The Media Technology office arranges travel by bus, stay at a hotel, and substantial discount on festival passes. International students must themselves take care of appropriate visa (travel is through Germany and Austria).
Media Technology MSc students unable to join the study trip can submit a petition to do an alternative course or project instead.
For information about the festival, see this link.
This excursion offers a source of inspiration and knowledge for new Media Technology MSc students, and a basis for discussion with which to start their studies.
Date, time and location of this course is included in the Media Technology calendar.
Mode of instruction
Participating in the excursion is required for a pass.
- You have to sign up for courses and exams (including retakes) in uSis.
Media Technology MSc programme coordinator/study advisor: Barbara Visscher-van Grinsven MA