Skip to main content
Duration
6
semesters (180 ECTS)
Degree
BA
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
University places
34
FT per year

Study Program

A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Management trains students to become qualified journalists and media managers in just three years. It brings together application-oriented knowledge from the areas of print, TV and video, radio and audio as well as new media with approaches from journalism, media and communication science, as well as teaching legal basics and business skills.

Highlights

  • Learning from top practitioners
  • Practical projects with & in media companies
  • In-house TV & radio studio & equipment rental
  • Media trips, international cooperations & internships abroad (optional)

Organization

Type of degree program

Full-time (FT)

Teaching from Monday to Friday, on average 20 hours per week

Language of instruction

German (single modules in English)

Study-abroad semester

Obligatory in the 3rd and 4th semester, possible at partner universities

Internship

15 weeks in the holiday period or in the 6th semester

Start of the degree program

At the beginning of the winter semester in September

Place of study

wko campus wien, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna
(U6 metro station Währinger Straße/Volksoper)

Focus & Qualifications

The Bachelor’s degree program in Journalism & Media Management teaches students the following skills and qualifications:

  • Practical basic journalistic training for all fields of journalism (print/online, radio/audio, TV/video, multimedia, data journalism)
  • Exciting practical projects with journalistic media production and design
  • Research, investigation and fact-checking
  • Media management, media and copyright law
  • Economic and political environment of media
  • Journalism, media ethics and social criticism
  • Social skills for media professionals (communication & presentation)

Radio Radieschen 91.3

Radio Radieschen is the training radio station of FHWien der WKW. Students of the Journalism & Media Management Study Programs learn radio in theory and practice – among other things, they create their own radio programs and go live on air.

Apart from teaching, our radio editorial team provides quality content and inspires listeners with programs such as Science Radio, Start Me Up – the start-up magazine, #Vienna or the feature format “Hörfeld”.

Radio Radieschen – radio to my taste

Online Magazine "Studying Journalism"

Whether it’s exciting TV magazines, inspiring radio features or impressive (multimedia) reports: A large number of journalistic contributions are produced during the study program. In our online magazine “Studying Journalism,” we present selected works and practical projects by our students.

Divided into the sections TV & Video, Radio & Audio and Multimedia & Text, the online magazine offers students the opportunity to present themselves and their own work to a larger audience. Prospective students thus gain an insight into studying journalism at FHWien der WKW.

Studying Journalism – See, hear, read the practice.

Curriculum

Know more – do more

The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.

What is a module?

A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.

How does it help students?

Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.

Quotes

“The institute for Journalism & Media Management offers one of the best degree programs for journalists in the German-speaking world.”

Mag. (FH) Jens Lang
Graduate
ORF-ZIB Science Editor

“An excellent way of learning the basics of journalism in both theory and practice.”

Mag. Siegmar Schlager
CEO of Falter publishing house

“Curiosity, openness and a strong backbone are necessary for good journalism. A sound degree program is also necessary, like the programs offered by the Department of Journalism & Media Management.”

Mag. Alexander Warzilek
CEO for the Austrian Press Council

“The degree program in Journalism & Media Management prepares students for work in print and online media, radio and TV.”

Dr. phil. Mariele Schulze Berndt M.A.
Foreign correspondent

Job & Career

The Bachelor’s program in Journalism & Media Management is as diverse as the professional field: Graduates can be found in both traditional and new media professions. They are journalists in large and small media houses, work in corporate communications, are freelance writers, develop their own projects and have founded companies.

After graduation, exciting career prospects are open to you:

  • Editor (print, online, TV, radio)
  • Presenter
  • Media manager
  • Social media editor
  • Data journalist
  • and much more.

Application

Curious about our study program? Inform yourself about the requirements and the admissions procedure at FHWien der WKW.

Admission requirements Bachelor's programs
Admissions procedure Bachelor's programs

Subscribe to the Newsletter "All About Studying at FHWien"

Information about Study Programs & Application

Sie interessieren sich für ein Studium an der FHWien der WKW, Österreichs führender Fachhochschule für Management & Kommunikation? Dann abonnieren Sie jetzt unseren Newsletter „Informieren & studieren“ und erhalten Sie Wissenswertes zu Ihrem Wunsch-Studium und Tipps für Ihre Bewerbung um einen Studienplatz an der FHWien der WKW!

Are you interested in studying at FHWien der WKW, Austria’s leading university of applied sciences for management & communication? If so, then sign up for our newsletter “All About Studying at FHWien” and learn more about your favorite study program at FHWien der WKW and get exclusive application tips!

Sie interessieren sich für ein Studium an der FHWien der WKW, Österreichs führender Fachhochschule für Management & Kommunikation? Dann abonnieren Sie jetzt unseren Newsletter "Informieren & studieren" und erhalten Sie Wissenswertes zu Ihrem Studium an der FHWien der WKW!

Are you interested in studying at FHWien der WKW, Austria’s leading university of applied sciences for management & communication? If so, then sign up for our newsletter “All About Studying at FHWien” and learn more about your study program at FHWien der WKW!

In welcher Sprache möchten Sie den Newsletter erhalten?

In which language do you want to receive our newsletter?

Deutsch  English 


News & Events

Study Program & Contact

The Journalism & Media Management Study Programs offer degree programs that are embedded in both theory and practice, to prepare our students for high-quality journalism. Learn more about us:

  • Team & contact
  • News & events
  • Projects

Master's Degree Program

Master's Degree Program Journalism & New Media

The Master’s program offers application-oriented and theory-based courses to enable graduates to work in quality journalism and develop their own media projects. The focus is on journalistic know-how for print, TV, radio and online as well as in the use of these skills for multimedia work.

Follow us on ...