The Center for Media Practices

The Center for Media Practices
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The Center for Media Practices at the Department of Communication in Münster functions as the interface between communication studies and professional practice. It offers diverse teaching and further educational opportunities, as well as a supportive infrastructure in the three domains “editing,” “public relations,” and “market and opinion research.”

One of the most important tasks of the Center for Media Practices is to coordinate undergraduate courses and workshops that focus on the practical skills of media production. Experienced professionals with media backgrounds are invited to take part in seminars, workshops, and lectures that link foundational theoretical knowledge with practical media production.

Additionally, teaching and research benefit from the comprehensive infrastructure of the Center for Media Practices, which contains a TV and radiobroadcasting studio, an “editing department,” and a research lab. Hard- and software are also available here for students and employees of the Department of Communication during opening hours or as agreed upon.


in  den Semesterferien:

Mo. 13.00 – 17.00
Di. 13.00 – 16.00

Mo. 10.00  – 14.00
Di. 10.00  – 12.00
Mi. 10.00 – 14.00

Mo. 12.00 – 17.00
Di. 12.00 – 16.00

Offerings of the Center for Media Practices

  • TV and radiobroadcasting studio: borrowing technical equipment

    Cameras and video cameras, as well as audio recorders and other accessories, can be borrowed during opening hours at Georgskommende 33 (Room C 03 [Erdgeschoss]). Equipment can only be borrowed if it is intended for use in teaching or research at the Department of Communication.

  • Editing department: editing design, graphics, and productions

    The editing department at Georgskommende 33 (Room C 01 [Erdgeschoss]) offers 10 Windows workstations with all Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere) and internet access. During opening hours, assistants are available to answer students’ questions about editing photos, laying out reports, posters, etc.

  • Research lab: data survey and evaluation

    The research lab advises students on data survey and evaluation. Ten computer workstations are located in the basement of the main building of the Department of Communication on Bispinghof 9–14 (room E 002), all of which have software for, e.g., online surveys, telephone interviews, and content analyses and their evaluation.

  • Workshops (for all media-related professions)

    Each semester students of communication are invited to partake in a diverse array of workshops, practices, and trainings dealing with career-relevant topics such as journalism, public relations, and market and opinion research. Spaces are limited and are determined based on a coordinated enrollment procedure of the Center for Media Practices. The students will receive an email from the secretariat in which they are informed about when the enrollment period will start.