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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. Contact the programme coordinator about this.

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.


You will find the timetables for all courses and degree programmes of Leiden University in the tool MyTimetable (login). Any teaching activities that you have sucessfully registered for in MyStudyMap will automatically be displayed in MyTimeTable. Any timetables that you add manually, will be saved and automatically displayed the next time you sign in.

MyTimetable allows you to integrate your timetable with your calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and other calendar apps on your smartphone. Any timetable changes will be automatically synced with your calendar. If you wish, you can also receive an email notification of the change. You can turn notifications on in ‘Settings’ (after login).

For more information, watch the video or go the the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Please note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Participating in the excursion is required for a pass.

Reading list

Not applicable


From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudyMap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to both preregister and confirm your participation for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course. Confirming your exam participation is possible until ten days before the exam.

Extensive FAQ's on MyStudymap can be found here.


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