Danube University

Department for Arts- and Image Sciences

Exhibition Development


Krems An Der Donau, Niederoste


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

30 of 120 ECTS leading up to a Master of Arts in Image Science, Certificate in Exhibtion Development

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

This unique program at the Department for Image Science enables students to profit from the knowledge and experiences of outstanding experts in the field of scientific and cultural exhibition-making and design. Participants will be presented with creative and organizational skills like exhibition development, scenography and project management as well as with know-how about the financing, copyrights-management and the international transfer & lending of exhibition objects and multimedia-based techniques of presentation. The different characteristics of special, permanent and traveling exhibitions are taught, supported by many case studies. Best-practice-examples of leading experts in exhibition design and management give thorough insights into contemporary trends and introduce students to new working fields with a special focus on immersive exhibit architecture and experiential worlds. International experts like Carl AIGNER, Herbert LACHMAYER, Christiane PAUL, Enrique GUITART, Jorge WAGENSBERG, Brigitte FELDERER, Dieter RONTE, Lutz ENGELKE, Becky GILBERT or Gerfried STOCKER are brought together through this singular program - a network that combines historic vision with the latest knowledge about current developments and trends on a high level. The certified program covers competencies for the professional assessment of chances and risks in contemporary exhibition planning and shows how to apply these skills in concrete projects. By developing and completing a concrete project, participants get the opportunity to try out their own ideas in exhibition work. This way they are able to apply newly learned aspects of project management and their gained knowledge on the creative and theoretical components of “exhibition making”. There is plenty of opportunity for discussing exhibition issues with experts and for the individual specialization of knowledge. After completing the course, participants will be better equipped to undertake the project organization of designing and managing exhibitions and experiential worlds. ==> STUDENTS - Staff in museums, collections and similar institutions, promoters and curators of science and art/culture, staff in tourist, fair or theme park establishments and anyone who need new skills for handling the realization of exhibition projects. ==> DANUBE UNIVERSITY - located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau region, Danube University is the only public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long learners. The University’s Center for Image Science is housed in the Göttweig Monastery, a 14th century building remodeled to fit the needs of modern media arts research in singular surroundings. ==> APPLICATION (digital) - application form, a letter of motivation, copies of previous degree(s), copy of passport and a Europass CV. An application interview is required, which may be conducted in person or through internet videoconferencing. Contact: Wendy Jo Coones, M.Ed. Center for Image Science :: Department for Arts and Image Science Danube University :: Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30 :: Krems, Austria 3500 +43(0)2732 893-2543


Accredited by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

In State Tuition (per year): 4500 EUR

Out State Tuition (per year): 4500 EUR

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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