Hamburg Media School 

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The Hamburg Media School (HMS) has existed in a creative tension between academic training, art, and practice since its inception in 2003. Talented young people are trained and prepared for the transition into the artistic, economic, and academic centers of the digital and media industries. The HMS offers a variety of courses in management, journalism, and film, ranging from state-recognized university master's courses and a bachelor's degree in digital media to extra-occupational training courses. Furthermore, HMS supports the digital transformation through a wide range of research projects: trend reports, scientific papers, and application-oriented commissioned studies are created in collaboration with renowned cooperation partners. The HMS is a public-private partnership, with more than 50 companies, primarily from the media sector, participating as donors and sponsors in addition to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the University of Hamburg, and the Hamburg University of Fine Arts. Close collaboration with the digital and media economies, as well as training and research partners, ensures interdisciplinary, scientifically sound, and practice-oriented education. Small class sizes allow for more personal interaction between students and teachers, as well as more intensive support. The Hamburg Media School is also locally integrated into a dense network of universities, companies, and creative people on the Hamburg art and media campus. A modern media infrastructure is available thanks to the HMS's carriage of the TV and radio station TIDE.

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