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Media managers of the future must understand media technologies and be able to shape them.

Michał Ulidis, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer at MorrisMarlowe

Media and Communication Management
Double Degree with Macromedia University, Germany

  • Level: Graduate (Master's Degree)
  • Duration and mode: 2-year program, full-time
  • Language of instruction: English

Study in Poland & Germany

Our double degree Media and Communication Management program, offered in cooperation with Macromedia University in Germany, is designed to train brand and media managers of the future. During the first year, you will study at SWPS University in Wrocław, Poland, where you will gain indispensable practical and analytical competencies, such as insight, foresight and various research techniques. You will also learn how to develop brand, communication and management strategies.

In your second year of studies, you will move to Macromedia University in Munich or Berlin, in Germany, where you will have an opportunity to complete real tasks and practical projects at renowned companies such as Siemens, Adobe or Sky.

After successful completion of the program students receive the following diplomas:

  • Master's Degree in Communication and Media from SWPS University
  • Master's Degree in Media and Communication Management from Macromedia University

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Candidate

Our program is addressed to individuals who favor a strategic approach to their professional careers and who aim to become independent in their professional lives. The program will help them to enhance their business competencies, such as project management, creative thinking and managing business cooperation. The program will be of interest to students who see their professional future in one of the fastest developing sectors of economy, i.e. in creative industries.

Requirements:

Students are accepted to the program based on their academic performance, motivation and language skills. The requirements for the double degree program are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree diploma in any field
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency (TOEFL (iBT) with at least 72 out of 120 points or IELTS with at least 6.0 out of 9.0, or equivalent).

Career Prospects

Our graduates go on to successful careers in branding and advertising agencies, PR companies, design and graphic design studios, film and advertisement production companies, public administration and public organizations, the third sector, consulting companies, which specialize in internal and external communication optimization and management, various media outlets (both traditional and digital), new media, as well as the entertainment and creative industry, in roles, such as content managers, designers of communication campaigns and social networking managers.

10 reasons

Why is it beneficial to opt for a double degree?

  • Become a media professional of the future and an expert in brand and media management.
  • Earn two diplomas, from two of Europe's leading universities in the field of social sciences and media and communication management.
  • Complete the first year of studies at SWPS University a leading university in social sciences in Poland.
  • Complete the second year of studies at Macromedia University, a leading university for professionally-oriented courses in media management, communications design, arts, music and business administration in Germany.
  • Study in two countries, meet people from all over the world, and gain international experience.

Why study Media and Communication Management?

  • The programs combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Students learn from experts and practitioners, who have extensive work experience in creative industries on the national and international markets.
  • Students have access to professional studios and laboratories, such as recording and editing rooms.
  • Internships allow students to work on real business projects and develop practical skills, which prepares them for employment in the industry and is conducive to professional networking.
  • After graduation, students may apply for a German 18-month job seeker visa and look for exciting career opportunities at numerous companies on the German media market.
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First year in Wrocław, Poland

At SWPS University, the program is focused on teaching practical skills. Theoretical background that we provide supports the development of indispensable practical and analytical competencies, such as insight, foresight, startegy development and research techniques, e.g. the use of eye-tracking equipment.

You will learn how to manage brand potential and how to plan, develop and implement communication strategies, including elements such as branding, public relations and advertising. You will acquire skills, which will allow you to analyze trends in media communication and how to apply the results of this analysis to develop your own projects. You will not only learn how to manage content, but also how to design various media channels, such as blogs, internet pages, systems of internal communication for companies and public administration as well as audiovisual media for brand communication, including ads, film, internet pages and social media profiles. You will become familiar with the media market and the latest trends in media communication.

During the course of study, you will learn and develop your own interests and projects during workshops, which take place in studios and labs equipped with professional tools of the trade, such as computer labs, photo and radio studios as well as a focus group facility with a one-way mirror.

You will have an opportunity to learn from professionals who have gained extensive experience in the creative industries sector. Our team includes renowned theoreticians and accomplished practitioners, who combine academic teaching with practical experience and are passionate about sharing their knowledge, inspiring young people and supporting the development of students’ ideas and projects. We foster creativity through partnership with our students.

At the end of the first year, you will be required to formulate the topic of your thesis.

To fulfill SWPS University’s diploma requirements, you must complete a working internship during your second year at Macromedia University.

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Second year in Munich or Berlin, Germany

At Macromedia University, you will have an opportunity to complete real tasks and practical projects often with renowned companies that are part of the university's network, such as Siemens, Adobe or Sky. During the first semester you will gain analytical skills, which you will apply in the second semester to conduct research for your evidence-based Master’s thesis. You will also gain theoretical knowledge indispensable for professionals working in creative industries.

You will have classes three days a week, which will allow you to find an internship employment and work for two days a week (240 hours of internship are required to fulfil the diploma requirements at SWPS University). Munich, a home to numerous corporations and international companies, and Berlin, a hub for media and communications start-ups, offer ample opportunities for student internships. Thanks to the internships and practical projects completed in cooperation with business partners, many students find employment right after graduation.

Macromedia University is one of the largest German universities for professionally-oriented courses in media management, design and business administration. As the ‘University for Digital Transformation’, Macromedia teaches the approaches and methods required to actively shape the digital age. Leveraging their network of more than 500 practice partners, Macromedia University ensures that students gain practical skills they need to succeed in the Industry 4.0 environment. With campuses in major cities like Munich, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin the university is well-positioned to provide students with exposure to industry and future career opportunities.

Macromedia University is accredited by the FIBAA agency and by the State Ministry of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Sciences, Research and Arts. In 2011, the university also received institutional accreditation from the German Federal Government's Scientific Council, and in 2014 the quality seal of the media camp in Bavaria.

More information about the 2nd year of studies at Micromedia Unviersity »


Faculty and Guest Lecturers

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application formand upload required documents
  2. Pay the Application Fee (PLN 85.00) via PayU - you will be asked to do so in the application form
  3. Wait for the date of your interview
  4. Pay the Tuition Fee
  5. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  6. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  7. During the first semester, submit the Nostrificaiton of your diploma (if applicable)

If you wish to receive information about new programs of study and application dates, please provide your contact information.

2019-2020 -Tuition Fee
First year in Wroclaw, Poland
10 instalments 635 EUR
2 instalments  3,120 EUR
1 instalment 6,000 EUR
2020-2021 -Tuition Fee
Second year in Berlin or Munich, Germany
1 instalment 12,000 EUR
Fee for 2 students who achieve highest grades during 1st year
(50% off the full tuition fee)
6,000 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.00-16.00 Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 - 18:00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor