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Courses

We offer the following teaching, study and work methods:

  • European Joint Module (EJM)
  • Intensive Workshop (IWS)
  • Lecture (VL)
  • Practical Class (UE)
  • Lecture and Practical Class (VU)
  • Impulse lecture (IVL)
  • Seminar (SE)
  • Colloquium (KO)
  • Workshop (WSP)
  • Study trip (EX)
  • Internship (PR)

European Joint Module (EJM): Is an integral part of the LI curriculum and it corresponds to the Intensive Workshops (IWS) that are based primarily on artistic-scientific transfer of knowledge. The European Joint Module is mandatory for all students of the Ludic Interfaces programme at all partner universities. It will be carried out at the end of the first semester. The Joint Module will last for three weeks, each week at a different partner university. The Joint Module allows the students to get to know, understand and discover the partner universities and to meet their peers abroad. The Joint Workshop will primarily be structured according to the topics that are conveyed at each partner university. The Joint Module will introduce infrastructural and practical factors that are relevant for the studies, for artistic-scientific opportunities and various work fields. Excursions to media partners and other external organizations will be locally organized.

Intensive Workshop (IWS): Is an integral part of the LI curriculum and it corresponds to the European Joint Module (EJM). The Intensive Workshops are based primarily on artistic-scientific transfer of knowledge between the partner universities. Each partner university will organize one Intensive Workshop for each generation of students. The special characteristic of intensive workshops lies in the fact that they allow students to implement together specific expert knowledge and practical elements in the field of ludic interfaces within a project-based approach. This unique characteristic is strengthened through the research and theory preparatory phase before the workshop and the assessment phase after the workshop, in which contents and goals are linked specifically to the project implementation steps. These steps include: research, theory, planning, brainstorming, realisation and implementation methods, material science, development, reporting, documentation and transfer of project-related knowledge.

Lectures (VL): Serve the purpose of systematic and/or deepening transfer of knowledge. They offer insights into the current state of research, topics and methods in a particular field of science or arts. In lectures it is mainly the teachers who play an active role. Lectures can also be held in English.

Practical Classes (UE): Serve the purpose of testing, analyse and deepening knowledge in a particular field. Practical classes are either related to the theoretical contents of the syllabus or to a project in a particular media field. They require the students' active participation. Practical classes can also be held in English.

Lectures and Practical Classes (VU): Serve the purpose of systematic and/or deepening transfer of knowledge. They provide insights into the actual state of research, topics and methods in a specific scientific or artistic field. Students test, analyse and deepen this knowledge practically. Lectures and practical classes are either related to the theoretical contents of the syllabus or to a project in a particular media field. They require the students' active participation. Lectures and practical classes can also be held in English.

Impulse Lectures (IVL): Are related to other artistic, scientific or artistic-scientific classes and serve the same purpose of knowledge transfer and introduction to methodological issues, aesthetic strategies and/or work methods. Impulse lectures can also be held in English.

Seminars (SE): Seminars are at the junction between transfer of knowledge and independent research. Seminars are meant to clarify different approaches and to improve students' articulation skills by promoting artistic and scientific dialogue. They are based on discussions on various theories and reading material. The students contribute to the seminar through individual reading, research, papers, presentations, statements and so on. Seminars can also be held in English.

Colloquia (KO): Serve the purpose of advanced scientific and artistic dialogue and the joint formulation of questions and issues on a topical subject in the field of Interface Cultures. The subject matter includes: deepening theoretical and/or artistic knowledge; analysis and critical reflection; formulation and discussion of thesis papers; and the participants' individual work and/or drafts. Colloquia can also be held in English.

Workshops (WS): Are classes that impart special theoretical knowledge and/or special technical media skills that are necessary for artistic practice. The number of participants in workshops is limited by technical requirements and specific prior knowledge. Workshops are blocked and theme-based classes with continuous assessment of course work.

Excursions (EX): Additional excursions can be organized each semester if need arises and they concern the subject matter. Excursions allow for the exemplification of media products, works, exhibitions, issues and landscapes. Moreover, the students are confronted with other cultural, infrastructural and technical conditions.

Internships (PR): They serve the purpose of gaining practical and professional experience during the studies.

Head and Contact
Sen.Sct. Mag. Dr. Georg Russegger
T: +43 (0)732 7898 466
Mobile: +43 (0) 676 84 7898 466
georg.russegger@ufg.at

University of Art and Design Linz
Ludic Interfaces
Kollegiumgasse 2
4010 Linz | Austria