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Media Technology Field Trip


Admission requirements

Media Technology MSc students


At the start of each academic year, all new Media Technology MSc students go on a field trip. The idea is to offer a shared source of inspiration and a basis for discussion with which to start their studies.

In some years the trip has visited exciting artists and scientists, sites, labs, creative spaces, exhibitions, museums, etcetera. In other years the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, has provided the context for the field trip. Since 1979 Ars Electronica has been the world’s most outstanding forum of (new) media research and electronic art. State-of-the-art works of hundreds of artists and researchers from dozens of countries are presented in a festival site that consists of exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, lectures, symposia, concerts, films, and more. Over three days students are faced with creative aims, technological means, scientific consequences, artistic qualities, ecological and ethical questions, and the social context of the spread of new media.

A fee contributing to the costs of the trip needs to be paid by students. The Media Technology office arranges travel, accommodation, and substantial discount on festival passes and entrance fees. International students must themselves take care of appropriate visa (travel can be 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.

Course objectives

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.


Check MyTimetable (manual) and use your ULCN account to login. Please note that (last-minute) changes in the schedule are communicated in the course's Brightspace.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Participating in the excursion is required for a pass.

Reading list

Not applicable


  • You have to enrol for classes and exams (including retakes) in uSis.


Contact the lecturer(s) for course specific questions and the programme's coordinator Barbara Visscher-van Grinsven for questions regarding the programme, admission and/or registration.