Thesis Colloquium Media

H. Bornkamm, M. Hyldig Dal, M. Kallenberger, S. Scholl, N. von Wolff | Spring 2013

Course Outline

In the BA Project students will have to give evidence of their ability of reflecting and designing a complex assignment in the field of media design. They will get trained to monitor international design tendencies, and will learn as well how to make correlations between these tendencies and their own designs. The students will get insight into relevant literature, and will apply these theoretical knowledge to their practical work.

As the thesis is regarded as a "research through design"-process the development and the outcome of the work has to be documented and discussed on this wiki.

NEWS: DEADLINE application: 27 February 2013! Hand in of the signed abstract/research proposal at the coordinators office.

The students need to find one supervisor (a lecturer or instructor from the students majors) for their BA Thesis. If need be, a second supervisor can be chosen for technical supervision but only for limited supervision time.


Thesis application at the Academic Coordinator:
Print-out of the paper you got per mail, propose your topic and get it signed by 1st (and 2nd supervisor)
27. Feb. 2013

Supervision Start 02. March. 2013
Duration: 12 weeks
1st research presentation, 1st thesis draft 23 - 28 March 2013
2nd presentation, Concept development 13 - 18 April 2013
1st draft submission 4 - 9 May 2013
Final draft submission, digital and print 25 - 30 May 2013
Final presentations 18- 23 May
Exhibition opening 3rd of June 2013
Exhibition closing 6th of June 2013

Tips and Hints

  • make yourself a timetable with slots for everyday. Fill in what to do an when. Work according to this schedule.
  • in case you depend on other people (e.g. doing interviews or filming with a crew) mind that things can go wrong (e.g. people might quit). Plan your schedule accordingly.
  • always have a fallback solution.


Here you will find a PDF with infos on the structure of a thesis.

Online Ressources

Springerlink | Scirus | IEEE | ACM et al.