Conception & Production

Bachelor of Art
What's it about?

Located in the Rhine-Main media hub, the Bachelor's degree program in Media: Conception & Production produces specialists for working in the area of film and audiovisual media, and multimedia events. The practically-oriented degree course enables students to start careers in media sectors such as advertising, communication, film, television, education and culture.

Being able to express one's own ideas through images, words and sound has not lost any of its fascination since it was invented by cinematographers. Today, technologies, markets and forms of expression are changing quicker than ever before. Anyone aiming for success needs in-depth knowledge and an orientation towards current trends. Practical skills that can be honed in the future are also essential.

Using a unique concept, the Bachelor's degree in Media: Conception & Production blends basic academic knowledge with practical know-how in designing, organizing and producing audiovisual media solutions.

Academic basic knowledge in design, technology and organization is taught in lectures and seminars. Right from the start, students use exercises and projects to create their own work and in doing so become familiar with the whole range of audiovisual tools from recording technology to processing software before finally presenting it to an audience.

The degree program provides students with the freedom to develop and implement their own concepts with professional guidance. This requires and promotes a high degree of self-initiative. The obligatory semester abroad opens up unique intercultural perspectives for personal development.

What do I need?

In terms of content:
Prospective students should be interested in creative work processes and media technology. Enthusiasm for film and media is an important prerequisite for developing as a media professional. RheinMain University of Applied Sciences offers ideal conditions for this with modern AV equipment, a video studio and work spaces for post-production. Above and beyond this prospective students should have the ability to persevere and work well under pressure – a must for working in the media sector. As the course includes an obligatory semester abroad, a keen interest in intercultural cooperation and languages is just as important as the ability to work well in a team.

The degree program is open to two groups of applicants: Prospective students with a higher education entrance qualification (e.g. "Abitur" - A-levels/baccalaureate, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences) can apply for the first semester of study. In the first and second semester they learn technical and design basics and complete a practical phase lasting a total of 12 weeks. Prospective students who have the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences and have completed a media apprenticeship or those transferring from other degree programs can apply to join the third semester, provided the components already gained are recognized as pre-academic expertise amounting to 60 credits. All applicants must be able to prove English language skills at level B1 (six years of school English or at least a grade D or a standardized language test).

What can I do with it?

The interdisciplinary approach leads to strong interface skills and opens up opportunities for careers in many sectors including film, television, advertising, communication, education and culture. Graduates from the Media: Conception & Production degree program find work in conceptional and production engineering tasks in the area of broadcasting companies, media and web agencies, production companies, corporate communications, event management etc. The integrated semester abroad also opens up opportunities for careers abroad.

At a glance

Study location

Wiesbaden, Campus Unter den Eichen

Standard period of study

6 semester

Accreditation agency



In summer and winter semesters

Application Deadlines

  • January 15 and July 15
  • Numerus Clausus


For more information please contact the student information center or Prof. Wolfgang Schiffler and Prof. Claudia Aymar.

Technical equipment

The course's modern facilities include a live studio, numerous cameras and over 42 editing workspaces, and enable students to apply knowledge gained from exercises, field trips and a project semester. Working in teams, students use the facilities to develop new media formats from the initial idea to the complete production and public airing at the "Media Showroom Night". In October 2016 the degree course staff and facilities moved into new office space at the Unter den Eichen campus and will therefore have the opportunity to bring all workspaces closer together on one floor.  


On 95 square meters, the HD-capable studio allows the recording of TV shows and production of films scenes under realistic working conditions. Besides the studio, the student production teams can also use a video control room. Being trained in a studio provides the students with another practice-oriented qualification.

The technical equipment allows for the following production options:

  • Live production from the video studio with studio cameras and different playback devices
  • Offline post-production
  • Stand-alone operation with its own audio mixing unit or live streaming
  • Interconnection with the sound control room

Sound Studio

Digital audio control for applications such as:

  • live mixing, recordings from the video or sound studio
  • audio support for the video control room
  • post-production
  • sound effects for multi-media production
  • MIDI-based production of music with live elements

Audio-Visual, Film & Video Production 

The audio-visual, film and video production labs are all equipped with several editing workplaces for non-linear video-editing and post-processing of audio-visual productions. The range of Adobe software includes all the important programs for designing and processing images, pictures and sound.   

Adobe Certification for our colleague Thorsten Rosche

An academic degree program and practical training go hand in hand in the Media: Conception & Production course. Prof. Wolfgang Schiffler, an initiator of the course: "The degree program is the perfect symbiosis of practically-oriented studying and design and technology-related knowledge." Besides the university's professors, experienced adjunct instructors from journalism, film production, event management or media law hold lectures and supervise practical work.

The standard period of study is six semesters. 

Applicants who have successfully completed a media apprenticeship may apply to have it recognized in lieu of the first two semesters. 

In the first semester students learn the practical basics over three modules.

The second semester is divided into seminars and an internship.

The third semester teaches broad-based theoretic and specialized knowledge in design, 

During the fourth semester theory is linked to practice in the area of event management and media production. 

The focus of the practical module is on the design and creation of new media formats and media productions. The presentations take place at the end of each semester at the well attended Media Showroom Night. Numerous examples of work can be seen here:  

In the fifth semester students can study at one of the course's many partner universities. Alternatively students can opt for an internship abroad. During this time, students write two academic papers in the area of design and technology.

The sixth semester consists, in equal parts, of a practical final piece of work and an academic paper (Bachelor's thesis). Students' final pieces of work is often carried out with partners from industry. Support is provided for experimental work that examines or researches innovative media productions.  

The Bachelor's degree in Media: Conception & Production consists of a total of 15 consecutive modules. Details can be found in the Examination Regulations.

A detailed overview of the individual modules can be found in the module handbook. Subject to change.

Courses for Incoming students

During our fourth semester, we offer a selection of English language courses for international students from our partner universities.

The focus of the practical Media production module is on the design and creation of new media formats and media productions. The presentations take place at the end of each semester at the well attended Media Showroom Night. Numerous examples of work can be viewed here: 


Here you find a description of the courses. Download English Courses

For further informations to apply for a semester at our program at RhineMain University please contact our International Office.


Media: Conception & Production International

Content producers bear a high responsibility in the boundless world of opinions and media. Content, technologies and markets are increasingly impacting each other across the world. This makes looking beyond one's horizons all the more important – not only from an academic, but also from a personal perspective. What's more, having intercultural skills is a clear plus for the labor market and improves the chance to begin an international career. 

This is why a semester abroad is an obligatory component of the Media: Conception & Production degree program.

If you're interested in an exchange or a partnership with our degree program, please contact the Degree Program Head, Prof. Claudia Aymar.

We're involved in the Erasmus program and also have many international bilateral agreements.  

Our Partneruniversities:


FH Oberösterreich, Fakultät für Informatik, Kommunikation und Medien, Wels Österreich

FH Wien Österreich, B.A. Film-, TV- und Medienproduktion

Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst Schweiz/Luzern

HTW Chur FH Ostschweiz, B.A. Multimedia Produktion / Media Engineering

NHTV BREDA University Niederlande, B.A. International Media and Entertainment Management

ESAV / Filmhochschule Toulouse Frankreich

University of Lodz Polen, B.A. Journalism / Department of Journalism and Social Communication

Volda Universität College, Norwegen, Volda, Faculty of Media and Journalism

Universität Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mátir Spanien Valencia, B.A. Studiengang Multimedia y Artes Digitale

Universität REY JUAN CARLOS, Spanien Madrid

Universitat Rovira Virgili Spanien/Tarragona

Universidade da Coruna Spanien/A Coruna

Kadir Has University Istanbul Türkei

Bilgi University Istanbul Türkei

Anadolu Universität Eskisehir Türkei

Yasar University Türkei/Izmir

Isik University Türkei /Istanbul



University Wisconsin Riverfalls, USA B.A. Film and TV Production

Ramkhamhaeng Universität Bangkok Thailand

ICO NIDA University Bangkok Thailand

Konkuk University Korea/Seoul 

Polytechnic University Windhoek, Namibia

Universidad de MendozaArgentinien/Mendoza

German Jordanian University Jordanien/Amman

Taylor’s University/School of Communication Malaysia/Subang Jaya

Taylor’s University/School of Design Malaysia/Subang Jaya

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Mexico/Mexico City

San Ignacio de Loyola Universidad Peru/Lima

National University of Science and Technology Taiwan/Taipei



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Media Showroom Night

The degree course is very practically oriented and places high emphasis on students creating media projects from the initial idea to presenting and airing them. The Media Showroom Night already has cult status for its fantastic presentations that are held during the fourth semester. The students' project partner in the 2015/2016 winter semester was the Wiesbaden Fire Department. Exciting clips to present the Fire Department through audiovisual media were created in a total of 17 film projects. A corporate design strategy with social media applications was also produced. The Media Showroom Night was held on February 12, 2016 in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus hall and was streamed live in the Internet.  

The summer semester Media Showroom Night was held on July 15, 2016 at the Unter den Eichen campus.  Upcoming Media Showrrom at February 10th, 2017 Unter den Eichen campus. 

Current information can always be found on our facebook fanpage and is also announced here.  

All the pieces of work can be viewed on our webseite at:

Degree Programm Head

Prof. Claudia Aymar 

Student Services Office

Ms. Nicole Heitzhausen
Ms. Meike Jäger
Telephone: +49 611 9495-2125                                                                                          
E-mail: sekretariat-mcp(at)
Telefax: +49 611 9495-2152 

Opening Hours of the Student Services Office Building C right, second floor, room C268

Mon. - Thurs.: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. and 13:15 p.m. - 14:15 p.m.
Fri.: 09:00 - 12:00 

Semester break: Tues. - Thurs.: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Hochschule RheinMain
Media Degree Program: Conception & Production
Unter den Eichen 5
65195 Wiesbaden  

Media Conception & Production Degree Program Support

  • Prof. Wolfgang Schiffler (Chair of Examination Board)
  • Prof. Steffen Böttrich (Evaluation Coordinator)

Internal Faculty Student Committee of Conception & Production
E-Mail: dekanat-dcsm(at)

General Information on Study Organization at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Applying for a semester abroad at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences International Office

Prof. Claudia Aymar
 | claudia.aymar(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2144

Prof. Steffen Böttrich | Steffen.Bö    | 0049 611 9495 2102

Frau Nicole Heitzhausen | Nicole.Heitzhausen(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2125

Herr Thorsten Rosche | Thorsten.Rosche(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2137

Prof. Wolfgang Schiffler | Wolfgang.Schiffler(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2151

Frau Elena Schmidt | Elena.Schmidt(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2160

Herr Tilman Schwarz | Tilman.Schwarz(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2160

Prof. Frank Sidenstein | Frank.Sidenstein(at)    | 0049 611 9495 2148

Visiting professors:

Prof. Carl Bergengruen
Lehrbeauftragter Filmwirtschaft

Nico Eimermacher
Lehrbeauftragter Medienproduktion

Johanna Fischer-Zernin
Lehrbeauftragter Mediengestaltung

Thomas Holzmann
Lehrbeauftragter Projektmanagement

Arthur Landwehr
Lehrbeauftragter Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Journalismus

Walter Mäcken
Lehrbeauftragter Veranstaltungsorganisation und Recht

Stephan Schlentrich
Lehrbeauftragter Journalimus/ Medientheorie

Ron Spiess
Lehrauftrag Schauspielführung

Ekkehardt Stein
Lehrbeauftragter Medienrecht

Alexander Talmon
Lehrbeauftragter Medienrecht